Tag: Venice

  • Venice - Actual maze

    The houses in Venice are very close to each other. When you see the city from above you feel like you are transported to the past.

  • Venice - The Byzantine treasures of Saint Marcus

    The four authentic gilded horses decorating Constantinople's race circus."Put the camera down immediately because it is forbidden in this place". The guard's tone didn't take any objections. A few hours ago, when we were among tourists from all over the world at the ground floor of Saint Marcus's temple in Venice, no one prevented us from taking pictures of the place. When we got on the balcony, though, where pieces of art that had been snatched from Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1204 were being kept, after its conquest by the crusaders, we were almost treated as criminals.

  • Greek community of Venice - From the 10th century until today

    The Greeks of Venice fought for ages until they were allowed to build the church of Saint George.

    Two blocks away from the popular Saint Mark's square in the centre of Venice, there is the canal of the Greeks (Rio dei Greci), which delimits the homonymous islet (Campo dei Greci). This islet is where thousands of Greek immigrants from Greece and fugitives from the fallen Constantinople (Istanbul) have lived, succeeded and produced a priceless spiritual work for ages.

  • Venice at night - Like a noble theatre’s scenery

    At nighttime in Venice, you get the metaphysical sense that time has stopped. It feels like being emerged in the scenery of an immense noble theatre, where a never ending and everlasting play is being performed.

  • Venice - Greek Institute of Byzantine studies

    The Flangini Hall of the Greek Institute of Venice.

    "The greatest satisfaction for me here in Venice is when I see the joy on young scholars' faces, every time they discover files related to the historical course of Hellenism in the Institute's libraries".