On December 31st, Love 2010, the sensual Venetian way of celebrating the beginning of the New Year, returns to St. Mark’s Square, ready to set the heart of the city and fire the senses of all the people and beating the most important night of the year. Once again, St. Mark’s Square shall host the New Year celebrations with a lot of music, toasts and fireworks that shall end in a huge and sensual common kiss: just one unanimous kiss to send a message of love, peace and brotherhood to the world and to transform Venice for one night into the world capital of Love. The show shall begin at 22:00 with a lot of music and with Doug Jack, Jessica Polsky and the Venezia Suona Big Band and an exciting lesson of kiss held by Prince Maurice with a lot of suggestion to obtain the Perfect Kiss with a test of kiss at the end of the lesson. At 24:00 the countdown and the big fantastic kiss to welcome 2010 with the notes of “the miracle of Love”! At 00:05 a Bellini toast just in front of the Doge’s Palace offered by the Canella Wine Factory and then the marvelous firework under the unique frame of the basin of St. Mark’s Square. After that music, dance and kisses again in Venice! Visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.
From Saturday October 10, 2009 to January 3, 2010 The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is been hosting for the first time in Italy the exhibition ‘Prendergast in Italy’ that gives the public the opportunity to admire the works by the American Post-Impressionist artist who depicted the lagoon town and Italy in its whole in a huge number of artworks. Prendergast made all his works after two important trips in Italy, the first in 1898 when he stopped also in Padova, Firenze, Siena ,Assisi, Orvieto, Roma, Napoli and Capri, and the other in 1911. The display deals with the group of artworks dedicated to Venice, fixed by the artist in its modernity, through vivacious episodes of daily life. In fact Prendergast, as an American chronicler of a modern Venice, is fascinated by the modern nature of the Serenissima, with its rich and fashionable visitors, its parades and feasts which were, on the one hand, the representation of the historical tradition and, on the other one, the reply to international tourism, all this being depicted by means of picturesque impressionist views crowded with coloured multitudes of pedestrians going along calli, bridges and squares.
The 50 works on display, among watercolours, oil paintings and monotypes, beside photos, films, guidebook and travel advertisements, place the artist’s creations inside a new visual culture shared by the Americans at the beginning of the Twentieth century and contribute to create a strong impression of the topography, the habits and the Italian populations of ancient times. Visit all our Special Offer to discover our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.
October and November will be delighted by a succession of classical concerts at the Basilica dei Frari centering around the “king of instruments”, that is the organ. The Basilic has two beautiful organs called Piaggia and Callido both of the Seventeen century. This is the 39° edition of the concerts and has as its artist directors Margherita Gianola and Frà Riccadona, the parish of the Basilic. After a very lucky September the concerts will take place in October and November 2009 with a very rich program whit music of Jean Joseph Mouret, Vivaldi, Bach, Haendel, Wagner and Rheinberger, in cooperation with the Fenice Theatre as well. The dates of the next concerts will be October 16, 23 and 30 and November 1, they start at 21:00 and prices changes according to the concert itself. Visit all our Special Offer to discover our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.
Six thousand athlets from all over the world will gather in Venice on October 25th to put their stamina to the proof in the unique environment of the city, the lagoon and the palaces from the times of the Venetian Republic. More than six out of ten participants in the Venicemarathon Casinò di Venezia Trophy are foreigners, and more than seven out ten, this will be their first opportunity to visit the lagoon city. A boost to the Venicamarathon race, at its 24° edition this year, has been given by two advertising figureheads, Oscar Pistorius and Alex Zanardi. Both the multiple Paralympic champion and the great Formula One and Champ Car Series driver (today also a protagonist in the handbike scene) will participate themselves, to join also in the project “Accessible Venice, barriers are over-come at a run” supporting the initiative to facilitate the city’s usability of handicapped people. The starting line is in Strà – at 9:15 a.m. and follows the course of river Brenta, famous for the ancient Venetian noble villas, then across Mestre and the huge San Giuliano Park. After running along the bridge of Libertà – which links Venice to the mainland – athletes will enter in Venice and here the most spectacular show will start: unique surroundings which only Venice can offer! They will cross a floating bridge especially built for the occasion and after running past St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, will cross the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri. Visit our web page to discover all our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.
The exhibition “Palladio and/in Venice” recalls this great architect’s life, his sometimes difficult relations with the universe of Venice, its governing class, its intellectuals, its clerics and religious, its publishers. Actually, though well connected with people in high social ranks, he never took up residence in Venice and never became a Venetian citizen. More than 300 works are displayed at the Correr Museum in St Mark’s Square through January 10th 2010: printed matters, manuscripts, documents and sketches, permitting to investigate Palladio’s Venetian environment and his activities in town, both theoretical work and building projects, whether just planned, actually realized, or meanwhile lost. Particular attention is paid to his hugely important contribution to the reshaping of Venice’s most distinctive and most symbolical cityscape: of St Mark’s Basin, for which he designed the facades of San Giorgio Maggiore, the votive church of the Redeemer, and the Zitelle complex (the two latter in Giudecca island), to an effect of extraordinary innovative power. The exhibition also emphasizes Palladio’s nature as a keen intellectual, publishing in Venice philology and archaeology related works, other than his successful 1570 treatise “The For Books on Architecture”. Visit our web page to discover all our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.