Category Archives: Cannaregio

  • 4 hidden churches in Venice

    It’s not difficult to imagine that Italian cities count at least a dozen churches each. From more important ones to the minor ones, all churches store a hidden architectural treasure and works of art that will take your breath away. Visiting them, both free or those that require payment  (for a few euros) are always a good investment. But there are many secret gems that are off the touristic itineraries that deserve to be uncovered.
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    Venice: Alleyways, Fondamente, Rio and Salizada

    Venice is a unique city and as we have already seen has its own dictionary. But when streets and piazze are mentioned we are convinced we know what they mean.  But Venice is even unique in this sense: there aren’t streets or cars, but alleyways (calli) and smaller alleys (callette); no piazze but squares, no rivers but canals and rii. Here are some suggestions in orientating and getting accustomed to these names.   Continue reading

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    The 2016 Art shows in Venice

    Venice is as we know a museum in itself. For Art and architecture lovers, this city represents the perfect go to place even without having to enter historical museums. In springtime, Venice transforms itself every year in the capital of contemporary art thanks to the exhibitions of the Biennale Art and Architecture and the exhibitions organized in museums Pinault, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

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    Carnival masks in Venice

    Venice and Carnival, perfect combination. Not only for the centuries of historical importance but this festivity is another reason to come visit the city in winter. Nowadays, during Carnival period you can see people in various costumes and masks strut along the street, from classical attire to characters inspired by movies or video games.   Continue reading

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    The Alternative Carnival in Venice 2016

    We’ve already seen the more exclusive parties in Venice during Carnival. Good, but you can still live this exciting celebration without spending crazy prices or getting an almost impossible invite. The Carnival atmosphere invades the whole city and during this period, there are many historical palaces, hotels and bars of all types, rigorously masked, all with the desire to have fun in Venice for Carnival.  Continue reading

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    What to eat in Venice during Carnival

    During Carnival every trick counts. That’s what’s said around these parts. But in reality when you talk about food and sweets in Venice and in Italy you don’t joke at all. Every party (and every region) – even during different periods of the year – has its typical plates and carnival is no exception.  Continue reading

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    The Dream Parties of The Venetian Carnival 2016

    You can say a lot of things about Venetians but one thing you can’t say is that they don’t know how to have fun. And the Venetian Carnival is the perfect occasion.  The parties organized in historical palaces throughout the city during this period are really famous and the hunt for an invite has become even more difficult to get.  Continue reading

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    The best commercials filmed in Venice

    How many postcard images of Venice come to mind in a second? Many, we are sure. Venice is without a doubt one of the most marvelous places on earth. It’s on the Top 10 list of cities photographed, regardless of its small dimensions. Therefore whoever wants something that captures your attention you can’t go wrong with a city like Venice. If you have some doubts just ask all advertisers from all over.  Continue reading

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    Bell Towers you shouldn’t overlook in Venice

    They stand out between palaces and are scattered about Venice with calculated randomness. They are the Venetian Bell Towers. There are more than 100 (170 more or less when counting the island ones) and at first glance they can seem similar to each other. In reality they each have a different story and architecture.  Continue reading

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    How to spend New Year’s in Venice

    There are things that at least once in your life, should be done. One of these things is to pass New Year’s in Venice. If in fact you have plans to spend time in Venice then why not choose the time of year that marks the beginning of a new one? But the reasons for visiting Venice during these days aren’t just astrological reasons.  Continue reading

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    What was Venice like in the 1500’s?

    It’s easy to get to know Venice today, even for those who have never been (but obviously it isn’t quite the same thing.) Books, stills, satellite photos: Venice has no secrets not even for those that live it through a computer screen or navigate through their smartphone.  That’s why the map of Venice of Jacopo de’ Barbari, Venetie MD, (see photo) is still very relevant and important today.  Continue reading

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    5 Venetian Presents for Christmas

    Christmas, time for presents, even in Venice. The lagoon city is not only a large and open museum, it’s artwork diffused in every corner, and a concentrated with centuries of history. Even today Venice continues to make unique traditions that celebrate the made in Italy signature and experience handcrafted items on the most famous island in the world.  Continue reading

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    The Dolomites seen from Venice

    If something or anything could match the beauty of Venice than it is rightfully the Dolomites. It is a protected natural landmark of UNESCO that Mother Nature created. But with beauty comes competition: Beauty is Universal. And if instead you could sum up these wonders? (All those terrific images are by Nicolò Miana, great venetian photographer. Visit Continue reading