Category Archives: Dorsoduro

  • Venice city of Sagre (festivals)

    Everyone knows Venice and its incredible beauty and undeniable uniqueness. Sometimes though we get the impression that this island is becoming more and more a big open museum, a large-scale work of art that was meant to be visited, like a mausoleum, simply admiring its marvels.  Continue reading

  • Why you should visit Venice at night

    If you want to experience and live a completely different Venice, you should then plan a night visit out on the town. Not in the evening or sunset (obviously these moments are valid too) but at night. The city’s nature radically changes under the moonlight, from crowded island rich in energy it morphs into a calm and timeless setting.  Continue reading

  • How to get ready for the month of Art in Venice

    It’s not spring in Venice until the big art inaugurations begin. Often, during the frenetic and exciting period of spring and on, Venice becomes even more than ever the capital city of art. Not only is there the various art shows in every corner of Venice, there is the contemporary art in the grand museums, foundations and galleries.  Continue reading

  • The best walks in Venice during spring

    Spring in Venice is beautiful. Not that this amazing and unique island isn’t during all other seasons, it’s just that during spring the smell of the lengthier days, the variable atmospheric conditions and less humidity than usual, help revive the Venetians and the city visitors.  Continue reading

  • A day in Venice: Dorsoduro

    Venice is a puzzle, Venice is a labyrinth. We can get lost without worry or divide it up to get to know its beauty. Every quarter reserves a hidden gem and many other well-known attractions. We’ve already gone over what to visit while in Cannaregio, so here is what we can discover in the magnificent quarter of DorsoduroContinue reading

  • The most beautiful palaces in Venice (that you can visit)

    Venice in its glory had more than 300,000 inhabitants. A lot of people for such a small island. And if the residents were many, there wasn’t a shortage of noble families (or wealthy merchants as a matter of fact.) Therefore, to emerge on a social level it was necessary to demonstrate in a tangible way their wealth. What more evident way than to construct grander and more magnificent palaces? Here then are some exemplary  “artistic brick ” buildings built from the 1300’s and on from the show-off competition.  Continue reading

  • vera Venezia

    5 Things to do to get to know the real Venice

    Vacationing in Venice isn’t enough to get to know the heart and soul of the city. It’s a bit of a Venetian philosophy: Venice is a secretive city that should be revealed a little bit at a time. Here are some suggestions to start off on the right foot and explore the long love story of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Continue reading

  • regate venezia

    What are the Regate in Venice

    You can’t take away Venice’s traditions. During the centuries, Venice has tried to remain authentic, in spite of it all. Today it still offers some collective rituals that help relive the traditions of the Serenissima Republic or just simply help the few Venetian habitants enjoy the marvelous island. The Venetian Regattas are one of these traditions.  Continue reading

  • Scuola grande san giovanni evangelista

    What are the Scuole Grandi of Venice?

    Don’t worry they aren’t literally big schools.  If you visit them you won’t find hundreds of students outside or professors waiting for class to end. Nothing of the sort, rather the Scuole Grandi, that transcend even today guard values and traditions, without forgetting its artistic importance. Continue reading

  • Campiello

    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