The cemetery is far too refined, indeed almost mannerist, to count as an example of brutalism. We have included it anyway to emphasize the immense fascination that the sculptural treatment of concrete had at the time.
Venice Biennale 2019 – 10 MUST Visit Pavilions in the ARSENALE
Cittadella City Walls
Have you ever wondered what it felt like to patrol a medieval parapet?
Discover Attila's Throne in Venice, Italy: An island on the Venetian Lagoon hosts this stone chair that has nothing to do with the King of the Huns.
PADOVA – Erasmus+ BiodiverCitées Européennes
Waterways Explorer: The Last Boatmen – Battaglia and Bisato Canals – Second Part
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene
Located in north-eastern Italy, the site includes part of the vinegrowing landscape of the Prosecco wine production area. The landscape is characterized by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni – small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces – forests, sma…
San Lazzaro degli Armeni
Discover San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Lido, Italy: Originally a leper colony, the island is now an Armenian monastery that's home to an incredible manuscript library and eclectic museum.
Casa per Anziani
Water Museum of Venice: Villas and castles among waters and the Euganean hills
Padua Astronomical Clock
Discover Padua Astronomical Clock in Padua, Italy: One of the world's oldest working clocks is curiously missing the Zodiac sign of Libra.
Ponte degli Alpini
Discover Ponte degli Alpini in Bassano del Grappa, Italy: Destroyed numerous times, this centuries-old bridge has always been rebuilt with its original design.
Venice Biennale 2019 – 10 MUST Visit Pavilions in the GIARDINI
Asiago Astrophysical Observatory
Discover Asiago Astrophysical Observatory in Asiago, Italy: The 1940s structure houses what was once Europe's largest telescope.
Church of San Giacomo di Rialto
Discover Church of San Giacomo di Rialto in Venice, Italy: According to tradition this is the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Where Venice’s Gondolas Go for a Tune-Up
Squero di San Trovaso is one of three remaining boatyards that make sure the iconic vessels glide along smoothly.
Cemetery of the Burci
Discover Cemetery of the Burci in Silea, Italy: A haunting collection of sunken wooden barges litters this Italian river bend.
Discover Tipoteca in Cornuda, Italy: This Italian museum is a one-of-a-kind celebration of printing and type.
This Rare Rose Petal Jam Comes From an Island Monastery in the Venetian Lagoon
The monks sell only a few jars of vartanush each year.
Waterways Explorer: The Last Boatmen – Battaglia and Bisato Canals – First Part
VIA VAI…PER CITTADELLA
Discover Piraeus Lion in Venice, Italy: Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
The world’s first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Other elements were added later, some architectural (ornamenta…
The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Connecting the sestieri of San Marco and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in 1173, and is now a si…
Tomb of Antenor
Discover Tomb of Antenor in Padua, Italy: The tomb of the mythological founder of Padua is not hidden in some obscure crypt, but stands right in the middle of the city square.
Venice: Explore Forgotten Cannaregio and its Sailing Traditions
Reliquaries of St Mark’s Basilica Treasury
Discover Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury in Venice, Italy: An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
The Italian Statue With an Unfortunate Nickname
The pile of books adds some unintentional comedy to this statue of Niccolò Tommaseo.
Venice Biennale 2019 – 10 MUST Visit Pavilions across VENICE
Fontana delle Tette
Discover Fontana delle Tette in Treviso, Italy: Centuries ago, red and white wine poured from the statue's breasts whenever a new Venetian ruler was elected.
Discover Caglieron Caves in Fregona, Italy: These caves are home to a small church and were used to age cheese.
Waterways Explorer: A Day on the River -Bacchiglione –
‘Dragon Bones’ of Santa Maria e San Donato
Discover 'Dragon Bones' of Santa Maria e San Donato in Venice, Italy: Hanging within this medieval church are the bones of a beast allegedly slain by a fourth-century saint.
Ponte delle Tette
Discover Ponte delle Tette in Venice, Italy: In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
La Specola Observatory
Discover La Specola Observatory in Padua, Italy: This old medieval prison tower has been a site of astronomical research for more than 250 years.
Water Museum of Venice: The Ancient river village at the foot of the Euganean hills: Battaglia Terme
Water Museum of Venice: Discovering ancient shipping routes along the medieval waterways of the Euganean Hills
The Stone of Shame
Discover Pietra del Vituperio (Stone of Shame) in Padua, Italy: In medieval times this small stone seat was used as a bizarre way to punish insolvent debtors.
Palasport Giobatta Gianquinto
Castello degli Ezzelini
Discover Castello degli Ezzelini in Bassano del Grappa, Italy: This medieval castle was home to a known tyrant and features several hidden passages.
Venice and its Lagoon
Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’…
Asiago War Memorial
Discover Asiago War Memorial in Asiago, Italy: The remains of 50,000 World War I soldiers rest under a towering arch overlooking the Alpine battlefields.
Venice: Explore Forgotten Giudecca and its Sailing Traditions
Castello del Catajo
Discover Castello del Catajo in Battaglia Terme, Italy: Known as the Royal Palace of the Euganean Hills, this often overlooked castle has been home for multiple noble families over the centuries.
The House That Kills
Many of the Palazzo Dario's previous owners have met terrible fates.
Waterways Explorer: Canals as Greenways Today -Battaglia and Bisato Canals-
Tempio della Pace (Temple of Peace)
Discover Tempio della Pace (Temple of Peace) in Padova, Italy: The people of Padua pledged to construct this church if the city was spared from destruction during World War I.
Parrocchia di San Lorenzo Giustiniani
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles
This property is composed of eight religious and secular building complexes, within the historic walled city of Padua, which house a selection of fresco cycles painted between 1302 and 1397 by different artists for different types of patron and within b…
Italy’s Modernist Tomb, Built By a Visionary Architect
The tomb of the Brion is worth the trip for fans of Modernist architecture.
Venice: Explore Forgotten Dorsoduro and its Sailing Traditions
The Giant Hands of Venice’s Grand Canal
Discover Giant Hands of Venice’s Grand Canal in Venice, Italy: A new sculpture calls attention to climate change in the centuries-old city it threatens.
Venice Biennale – 10 MUST Visit Pavilions in the GIARDINI – HISTORY
Venice Biennale – ALL Pavilions in the GIARDINI – HISTORY
Torcello Bell Tower
Discover Torcello Bell Tower in Venice, Italy: Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
Discover Torcello in Venice, Italy: The small peaceful island off the Venice tourist circuit is where the city began more than 1,500 years ago.
Waterways Explorer: Ancient crafts and trades – Battaglia and Bisato Canals-
Waterways Explorer: The peaceful waters of the Sile
Discover Praglia Abbey in Convento Praglia, Italy: In this nearly 1,000-year-old monastery, monks painstakingly restore old books.
Capital Without Column
Discover Capital Without Column in Padua, Italy: Something's missing between the arcades of the Palazzo della Ragione in "the city of the three withouts.".
Via Amelia Itinerary 1: Venice to Cortina d’Ampezzo
The Turtles of Vicenza at Parco Querini
Discover The Turtles of Vicenza at Parco Querini in Vicenza, Italy:.
The Famous Spiral Staircase Hidden in Venice
The winding stairwell was unique the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice: Explore Forgotten Altino and its Sailing Traditions
Scuola Grande di San Marco
Discover Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice, Italy: The marble facade hides a little-known medical museum with early surgical instruments and rare copies of canonical texts.
Belluno as a storehouse of diverse feelings and emotions
This Italian bell tower plays a special melody at 11:53 a.m. and 5:53 p.m.
Conegliano, on the prosecco road among the magnificent Treviso hills
Peggy Guggenheim’s Grave
Discover Peggy Guggenheim's Grave in Venice, Italy: The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
Discover Torre Massimiliana in Venice, Italy: This sturdy, circular stronghold served as one of the forts that protected the Venetian Lagoon.
The Pyramid Tomb of Antonio Canova
A sinister marble pyramid contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
Water Museum of Venice: Exploring castles, abbeys, thermal baths, and Venetian villas along ancient waterways of the Euganean Hills
Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs
Discover Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs in Venice, Italy: This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Founded in the 2nd century B.C. in northern Italy, Vicenza prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th to the end of the 18th century. The work of Andrea Palladio (1508–80), based on a detailed study of classical Roman architecture, gives the ci…
St. Mark’s Lost Third Column
Discover St. Mark's Lost Third Column in Venice, Italy: Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.