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Venice: Modern Greece’s First Diaspora

Venice was the place where the first Greek Diaspora settled in the modern, post-Byzantine era. The Greeks who arrived in Venice included all classes, from the daughter of the last Byzantine Prime Minister, the Duchess Notarina, to merchants, artisans, soldiers,...

The Greek Origins of Saint Mark’s Horses in Venice

Attributed to ancient Greek sculptor Lysippos, the exquisite bronze horses adorning the basilica of Saint Mark in Venice have their own fascinating story to tell.

Ancient Greek Lion from Piraeus Now Adorns Venice’s Arsenal

The story of the Ancient Greek Piraeus Lion, which is now in Venice, is one of several which are part of Greece's long history of ancient sculpted masterpieces -- and their subsequent looting, which has meant that many of...

A Greek Pianist to Revitalize Venice’s Cultural Life

Alexandros Kapelis is a Greek-Peruvian concert pianist who is set to revitalize Venice's cultural scene. Venice is a center for some of the world's most prestigious international events across disciplines-- like the Venice Biennale, the Salone Nautico and the...

Italy Quarantines 16 Million People in Extraordinary Coronavirus Move

The Italian authorities announced on Sunday morning that more than sixteen million people will be quarantined in a total of fifteen provinces of the country, in order to limit the spread of the Covid19 coronavirus. Among the regions affected by...

Greek Institute of Byzantine Studies Affected by Venice Flooding

The massive flooding that has been causing a range of serious issues in Venice, Italy since Tuesday has affected the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies, it was made public on Wednesday afternoon. The exquisitely beautiful Italian city is...

538 Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Igoumenitsa-Venice Ferry

A fire broke out onboard a ferry that had initiated its trip from Greece's Igoumenitsa to Venice in Italy. The fire broke out at the fourth level of the ''Olympic Champion's'' garage, affecting two trucks that were traveling on it. According...

Costa-Gavras’ “Adults in the Room” Receives Mixed Reviews After Venice Premiere

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou walked on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for the premiere of the film "Adults in the Room" together with director Costa-Gavras and the...

Venice Film Festival to Honor Costa-Gavras

It was announced recently that the 76th International Film Festival of Venice will honor the Greek-French director Costa-Gavras with its ''Glory to the Filmmaker Prize'' on August 31. Costa-Gavras will receive this prestigious award for his latest film, titled ''Adults...

Port of Piraeus Signs Agreement With Italian Ports

The Greek port of Piraeus signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy's port authorities from the cities of Venice and Chioggia on Monday. The agreement seeks to develop port services and promote increased trade between Europe, the Mediterranean and the...