The exam for the Vogalonga

The rowers of the International Boat Rowing Association decided to take part in this year’s edition of Vogalonga using a typical Venetian boat and the ancient Venetian rowing technique. To enroll in the Vogalonga, however, it is necessary to have passed the admission exam on the Venetian rowers’ register, which includes a theoretical part of general culture, in particular on the world of boats, and a practical part where it is necessary to demonstrate a real skill in the traditional rowing technique.
How can you get ready for the exam? No problem! Monica is ready to start the lesson!
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Your venetian mosaic in modern art for the El Paso gallery

Max Schiavon is a brilliant entrepreneur who revolutionized the ancient art of mosaic in a modern style by exhibiting in the most important galleries around the world. For the new exhibition in El Paso, California, he asked Professor Cinzia Trevisan to involve her network of international artists to select the most talented to forge this particularly innovative exhibition.
If you have never worked with the modern mosaic technique do not worry, Cinzia will help you to understand the evolution, from the ancient world to the current artistic dimension, it will be up to you to show all your talent to be so selected for the exhibition at the El Paso gallery!
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Fashion designers for Paropamiso

Paropamiso Venice is a company known for its innovative range of Murano glass bags and jewels, Carlo and Giovanna, the owners, decided to launch a “call for ideas” to fashion designers from all over the world to create prototypes, contaminated by any ethnic influences, without losing the strength of the specific local tradition of this unique handicraft.
Are you a creative designer? Show up to the appointment with Giovanna with all your inspiration and curiosity!
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Your roman mosaic in Verona

The Archeonaute Association of Verona has recently managed the excavation of the wonderful Roman Villa of Valdonega where precious mosaics and rare frescoes are kept. Francesca, an expert archaeologist, was commissioned to coordinate a group of creative Roman culture enthusiasts to promote this historic place that is still so little known.
So, take part with all your ideas in the workshop for the creation of a series of promotional gadgets, but first of all, to give you a general view of Roman history in Verona, Francesca is waiting for you near Ponte Pietra
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Become an actor at the Shakespearean festival of Verona

The G.A.D. Renato Simoni’s theatre company of Verona is looking for new actors for the next edition of the annual Shakespearean Festival of Verona. Cecilia is the assistant director of the company and this year she had the idea to carry out the casting by testing passionates about international theater, making them act on the natural stage of the most beautiful historical places in Verona and concluding at the Roman Theater. If you love Shakespeare’s theater, the beauty of Verona will help you immerse yourself in his art.
It will be more exciting than you think, so, go to the Verona Arena where Cecilia is waiting for you with the script to help you overcome the casting, even if only for a small part.
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Create your wine in the Euganean Hills

Amanda is an expert sommelier and a good marketing consultant and a well-known farm in the Euganean Hills commissioned her the launch of an innovative line of wine derived from different denomination of the best products of the winery. For this important task, Amanda has decided to involve a team of oenologists with a particular creativity who will be given carte blanche to go off the grid.
Are you creative enough to be part of this team? Amanda is waiting for you at Podere Villa Alessi with all the tools of the trade.
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In the footsteps of the Cimbri with donkeys

The memory of the Cimbri of the Lessini mountains is likely to disappear so the Local Rural History Research and Conservation Center decided to promote a recognition on the territory to find and map the last traces of the ancient Bavarian-Tyrolean settlers arrived here during the Middle Ages. Barbara has to accompany the expedition of exploring anthropologists who will have to search the area among pastures and ancient districts with her donkeys, to find traces, artifacts and testimonies of the ancient Cimbrian people and fix them forever in memory.
Barbara believes you can help out during this mission and is waiting for you at the farm with her donkeys, remember to bring a compass and pay attention to … “anguane”!
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“Game of Thrones” in Treviso

Giovanna, an expert on medieval history, has been commissioned to guide a group of scriptwriters who have the task of defining the storyboard of a film that should enhance the history of Treviso in the “Game of thrones” style, on the basis of a well-known nobles’ feud in 1312. Starting from the historical fact, well explained by Giovanna, scriptwriters will have to define the scenes of the storyboard by reproducing snapshots in the places of the ancient feud and hoping to be convincing for the film to be produced and distributed.
You’re part of the crew too! Go immediately to the entrance of the Church of San Francesco where Giovanna is waiting for you with “bag and baggage” necessary for the definition of the scenes.
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1818: the Fratta Carbonara and the bread crisis

1818, Fratta Polesine. The Austrian police set up checkpoints in the city streets to obstruct the supply of food to the citizens, so Enrico, the great Carbonaro master of Fratta, is recruiting the most daring to overcome the roadblocks and deliver the precious foodstuffs to the population.
So, it’s your time, join the Carbonari! Enrico is waiting for you in the shadow of the old mill to organize the uprising.… Read More

Indomitable 2020 – The extraordinary story of Maria Antonietta Avanzo

Maria Antonietta Avanzo was a legendary free woman, a motoring enthusiast who traveled all over the world earning the title of “Indomitable” which is the title of the book about her life. A woman whose life is more and more current and for this, the great-granddaughter Adelaide, decided to organize “Indomitable 2020”, a circuit with vintage cars, dedicated exclusively to female racers, on the roads of the Po Delta and the lower Polesine area starting from the wonderful Ca ‘Zen estate where Antonietta used to spend hot summers.
Do you want to reiterate the distinctive sign of Antonietta? Subscribe to “Indomita 2020”, Adelaide is waiting for you at Villa Ca’ Zen for a memorable, unique and unrepeatable adventure!
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Flag wavers at The Palio degli Ochi

With a view to the next Palio degli Ochi of Arquà Polesine, the Lord William III of the Marchesella commissioned the master flag waver of the group “Musicians and Flag Wavers of Arqua Polesine” to organize a new choreography to make the show even more special.
All the flag wavers of the contrada are called to take part to the rehersal at the court of the Castle of Arquà Polesine. Be on time and please, don’t forget to bring your flag!
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Citizens of the island of Sant’Erasmo – the veggie garden of Venice

The island of Sant’Erasmo has for centuries been called “the veggie garden of Venice”. Here the Venetians have always experienced the silence, the slow rhythm of nature and the life of the fields in the most famous lagoon in the world. The citizens of the island want to keep this climate for which they are open to new residents but only as long as they are respectful of this lifestyle.
If you want to become an honorary citizen of Sant’Erasmo you must prove to the commission of the village that you have the right stuff, Giovanna is waiting for you at Punta Vela to start your initiation into the new life of Sant’Erasmo.
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Reveal the architecture of a hidden Venice

The American magazine Architectural Heritage Online has launched a call for those creatives who will want to grapple with the promotion of some gems of Venetian architecture that are little known and usually less frequented by tourists. Stefano, architect, draftsman and deep expert of Venice, is the coordinator of the project that will lead creatives to discover and document a precious and authentic Venice with the aim of publishing their original material on a special insert of the magazine.
Do you feel ready to participate in this unconventional call? Stefano is ready to welcome you tomorrow in Campo dei Frari with the participation kit.
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Unveil ancient vineyards in Venice off the beaten track

Giuseppina is a historian and researcher from Venice and she has recently discovered that many streets take their name from the wine trade as Venice, from 1300 to 1700, was the largest disposal station of wine in Europe, partly produced inside the city. The news is shocking and to arrive at a detailed discovery, Giuseppina summons historian colleagues from all over the world to help her map the history and traditions of this unexpected revelation
Your knowledge of the history of wine and the wine trade in Europe will be very useful. Meanwhile Giuseppina is waiting for you at the Church of San Silvestro near Rialto with a map showing the reliefs of all the streets.
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Festival of the Venetian Serenade, you are the protagonist!

Sergio, musician and author of Venetian songs, has just composed a wonderful love song about a serenade of two lovers in a gondola. The song would be perfect to be a candidate for the next Venetian Serenade Festival but musicians, singers and videomakers are needed to make the video trailer.
Can you sing or play an instrument and are you passionate about Venetian music? Sergio also needs you to record a good audition and run for the prestigious festival. So, don’t hold back! Sergio is waiting for you to take the score and then, everybody in a gondola!… Read More

Treviso: city of water, city of women

Sylvie is a marketing consultant passionate about female entrepreneurial genius and for this reason she has been commissioned by Cristina Magoga, producer and owner of the Treviso-based film company “Officine Veneto”, to involve particularly sensitive screenwriters able to grasp stimuli and inspirations from the meetings that Sylvie is organizing to discover the history of women and places of Treviso, of unquestionable value, decisive for enhancing the feminine soul of the “city of waters”.
Do you feel drawn to this particular feminine sharing? Participate with commitment and curiosity and do your part to make the film. Sylvie is waiting for you with a pass to access the places of Treviso!
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Casanova Seduction Open Day

Everyone would like to be like Casanova to impress the beloved, times have changed but perhaps the ancient code of seduction can help you even today. Whether you are a man or a woman you have the unique opportunity to take part in Venice at the “Casanova Seduction Open Day”, an immersion with many experts in the places that Laura will show to those who want to discover the secrets of seduction at the times of Casanova and try to actualize them to the present day.
Do you want to discover the secrets of Casanova’s world? If you feel ready for this adventure, Laura is waiting for you in Campo dei Gesuiti with everything you need and with a bit of mystery.
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Invitation to the Carnival Grand Ball

The Carnival Grand Ball in Venice is an exclusive party, which becomes even more special for guests who know the period dances, especially those of the ‘700, such as the fabulous Minuetto. And you, do you want to earn your invitation for the Grand Ball and better enjoy this experience? Rely in Monica, a Venetian DOC and expert in Venetian Carnival traditions: surely she can help you prepare yourself to receive the exclusive invitation. You will be amazing at the Grand Ball!
Monica is waiting for you to introduce you to the experts in the Ball and its traditions: dance masters and costume designers will transform you into an authentic Venetian nobleman of the ‘700.
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Marco Polo and the merchants of Venice

National Geographic Europe has commissioned Dr. Minù Minelli, one of the leading Venetian experts on Marco Polo, to put together a team of specialists to get a scoop about the organization of a commercial trip by sea using the ancient boats in use at the Republic of Venice. For the selection of the team of experts, preference shall be given to people who will stand out in their curiosity and interest in exploring the Venetian entrepreneurial genius developed over the centuries thanks to merchant trade.
Join the team too! Minù is waiting for you with the map to find out how Venetian merchants built their boats and prepared themselves for expeditions along the Mediterranean routes.
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Verona Agrifood Delivery

Elisa has turned her passion for cycling into her work and has recently embraced the cause of Torricelle agritourisms, in a wonderfull hilly area overlooking Verona, which wish to spread the culture of 0km and allow the consumer to appreciate, in addition to the special quality of the their products, the history of the producers too. Elisa has therefore decided to organize the service: “Verona Agrifood Delivery” for a home delivery that brings the soul of the producers in addition to the products.
Do you like this idea? If you want to be part of the first team Elisa is waiting for you at the shop with bicycles and the map to create a truly innovative service.
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The new travel guide of Montello

The Bosco Montello Consortium wants to renew the traditional travel guide with more interesting elements for today’s tourists. Alessia, the owner of the Sangallo Tours agency, has applied to deal with the project by engaging journalists with that particular sensitivity able to grasp the soul of places and people.

Do you think you have too a sensitive and attentive soul, suitable for this task?
Bring your smartphone for interviews and photos and join Volpago in front of the old town hall, you’ll find Alessia waiting for you with the Montello map and her van.
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Ambassadors of San Basilio

Maura is the owner of the cosy agritourism Forzello of San Basilio, a small and quiet village where she was born, immersed in the beautiful and lush Polesana plain in the heart of the Po Delta, where Maura’s father made the incredible discovery of a ancient Roman post station, sign of the millenary tradition of local hospitality for travelers, traders, pilgrims and now for tourists. A mix of history, nature, food and legends that Maura wants to spread by forming brave Ambassadors of San Basilio.
If you want to discover the secrets of a rare land where time has stopped in an eternal framework, take part in the formation of Maura to become Ambassador of San Basilio and bring to the world the most intimate soul of this wonderful place and its inhabitants.
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“Pinza alla Munara” – The bread of the mills in the Po area

Caligo proloco wants to nominate the Munara – style Pinza as a certified typical product of Veneto region. Alberto, owner of the Valgrande agritourism, has to involve a group of journalists, experts in food & wine, for the dossier, necessary for the nomination. It will need to collect and catalog information about ancient traditional recipes by interviewing the institutions, the “veci” and involving the famous Polesine “azdores” in order to put the hands in the dough by sharing their passion.
Your presence is very important for Alberto, so he asks you to arrive on time at the agritourism with your smartphone for photos and interviews because the time for the nomination is quickly running out!… Read More

“Paint it Glass Murano Award” – artist’s proof in Murano

Massimiliano is a brave innovator of the ancient tradition of Murano glassmaking. His artistic glassware shows works of the highest artistic value created also with international designers, a creative network that he wants to implement with the help of Rita, his Art Team talent scout.

Do you want to join the Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team too? Take part in the next edition of the “Paint it Glass Murano Award”, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creativity in an artistic context beyond imagination. Places are limited, so register now! Rita is waiting for you in Murano to immerse yourself in a new dimension of art.… Read More

Italian Spritz Masterclass

Are you passionate about enogastronomy but you don’t speak a word of Italian? No problem!
Cristina is ready to train you with her masterclass “Italian Food & Spritz Masterclass” where you can learn the Italian terminology that will allow you to move freely in the oldest shops in the center of Padua and you will be able to prepare Spritz by yourself, the traditional Paduan aperitif famous all over the world.

Don’t be shy, take part in this unforgettable experience and don’t worry about the Italian vocabulary, Cristina has organised everything!… Read More

Venetian Carnet de Voyage

Silvia is a Venetian architect known for organizing memorable events. This year, she decided to bring together in Venice “carnettians” from all over the world. So all those who share her same passion for travel diaries and who want to try to do their own “Venetian Carnet de Voyage” to tell, according to their own and more intimate sensitivity, the encounter with a secluded, exclusive and secret Venice.
Do you want to respond to Silvia’s call? Register now because places are limited and, of course, in addition to the nib, don’t forget to bring your “Venetian Notebook”… Read More

Casanova and the mysteries of Kabbalah in the Jewish Ghetto

Giovanna has miraculously found the pages of the diary that explain how to lift the centuries-old curse laid by the unnamed nun on Casanova and all his descendants. Now it is too long to explain but know that you too, as a descendant of Casanova, must be present in Venice to remove the ancient spell.
So listen, wherever you are in the world, leave now, Giovanna is waiting for you in two days at the foot of the Rialto Bridge.
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Lord Byron arrives at Cà Zen

I am writing to you in a hurry because I have just learned that Lord Byron will be a guest for a few days at our wonderful Cà Zen Venetian Villa. I have authorized Silvia, our housekeeper, to double the servants and spare expense, because I want to be sure of making a welcome worthy of our family. So, I invite you to present yourself at the servants’ lounge and guarantee your utmost commitment right now, so that every detail is taken care of perfectly in preparation of the arrival of this illustrious guest.
Be at Ca ‘Zen in the morning with a clean apron. If all goes well, you will receive double pay.… Read More

From the Middle Ages the true story of the legendary “Pastissada”

Francesca, an expert blogger of medieval cuisine, has discovered that the “Pastissada de Caval”, a typical dish of Verona, based on horse meat, finds its origins even in the ancient battle between King Odoacer and King Theodoric of 489 AD. The news is so striking that she decides to convene in Verona all the friends who share her same passion, to recreate and publish in real time on the blog photos, videos and details of the historical facts that can be recovered from the artistic finds hidden in the city and from the legends that are still handed down among cooks and sommeliers from Verona.
Francesca is waiting for you at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi and don’t forget to bring your smartphone!… Read More