Venice @ 1600

Venice by Cass Gilbert, 1933

Venice @ 1600 Celebrations


HyperVenezia – Palazzo Grassi – photography exhibit – to 2030

VENETIA 1600. Births and rebirths – Doge’s Palace -September 4, 2021 to March 25, 2022

Floating Cinema – Unknown Waters open-air cinema festival – 20th August to 4th September 2021

Vogalonga regatta held to celebrate 1,600th anniversary of Venicevideo footage

Venice to start celebrating its 1,600th anniversary – through 2022

A Night in Venice, Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti – September 2021

La Fenice returns to Piazza S. Marco to celebrate founding of Venice – September 8, 2020

The Rialto Bridge’s Christmas Lights Show – runs through December 31, 2020

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

The best books about women in Renaissance 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

The entire Accademia art collection online

Doge’s Palace

Ca’Rezzonico – palazzo and museum

Glass Museum

Palazzo Fortuny

Museo Correr

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 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