On 25 March 2021, Venice started celebrating its founding in the year 421. Happy 1600th Birthday to the Most Serene City!
Although this exact birth date (at the stroke of noon no less) is almost certainly apocryphal, there is no doubt that people have been inhabiting the islands in the Venetian lagoons for something close to two millennia.
My Posts on Venice
Voting, Venetian style
Happy 1600th Birthday, Venice!
A Brief History of Carnival
Black History: Renaissance Gondoliers of African Descent
How Trump is like a 14th-Century Venetian Doge
Happy Halloween from the Plague Doctor
It’s Not Just the Coronavirus: A History of Quarantining
Venice Dispatch: Abnormal Acqua Alta?
Venture into Venice Virtually
Ca’Rezzonico – palazzo and museum
Memories of Italy: Santa Maria della Salute Church, Venice
The Story Behind the Two Pink Columns at the Doge’s Palace
Two dolphins spotted in Venice lagoon in ‘exceptionally’ rare visit
Italian Artisans: Meet Piero Dri, Keeper of an Ancient Venetian Profession
Other Articles on Venice @ 1600
A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal
The Historical Regatta Revives the Pomp and Pageantry of 15th-Century Venice
Alberta Ferretti Pays a Heartfelt Tribute to the City of Venice on Its Anniversary
Wanderlust Grand Tour kicks off in Venice with Klaus ‘La Serenissima’
Venice much likelier to be older than 1600 years old: Ancient Roman road and dock discovered in Venice lagoon
Venus, Venice and Cyprus: Leventis Museum celebrates island’s ties with ‘La Serenissima’ with video)
How Can a Basilica Stay Dry Amid Venice’s Rising Waters?
For the gondola builders of Venice, choppy waters lie ahead
Bells at 4:00 – Marking the birthday
Venice marks 1,600th anniversary of founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica
Venice uncorks Merlot for its 1600th anniversary
Mayor vows Venice will bounce back from yet another plague as city marks 1,600th birthday under COVID lockdown
VENICE CONTROL ROOM WILL MONITOR TOURISTS TO COMBAT OVERTOURISM
Venice refugee restaurant tells migrants’ journeys via food
World Wars Couldn’t Stop Venice’s Caffe Florian. Covid Did.
Can Venice reinvent itself?
A Second Venice? Expert says tourism hotspots could be replicated to address overcrowding
Venice is watching tourists’ every move: “In 2021, Venice celebrates its 1,600th anniversary,” says Bettini. “And we’ll be celebrating with technology.”
Iconic Caffè Florian in Venice Celebrates 300 Years
Venice praises UN recognition for virus-hit glass bead makers
Venice, Gondolas, and Black Magic
Is There a Better Future for Venice? A Book Tries to Answer
The Private Language of Venice
“A Love Letter to Venice” narrated by Jeremy Irons
How Venetians Invented Health Care