Fascism Disguised as Oligarchic Democracy

At the beginning of May, I attended a conference in the wonderful town of Sacile. It was hosted by Professor Antonio Soligon, a retired teacher and writer who loves the city of Venice intensely. He talked about the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a historical building that the oma.eu website describes like this: First constructed in 1228, … Continue reading Fascism Disguised as Oligarchic Democracy

Italienischer Militärinternierter (Italian Military Internee)

In the spring of 2015, my cousin's wife accidentally found in an old chest of drawers some things which belonged to my maternal grandfather. These items refer to the period of time in which he fought in the World War II. The following image, for example, shows the document with which the Italian government gave … Continue reading Italienischer Militärinternierter (Italian Military Internee)

The heritage of the Republic of Venice (Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta)

There is no doubt about the fact that Venice is one of the most famous cities in the world. It is known for its peculiar structure, the absence of regular streets replaced by water canals, the magnificence of its historical buildings, etc. However, it should be known for its outstanding republican history as well. The … Continue reading The heritage of the Republic of Venice (Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta)