My Venice Apartment https://www.myveniceapartment.com/ Apartments for Rental in Venice Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:15:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 Water: clean and free for everyone in Venice https://www.myveniceapartment.com/water-clean-and-free-for-everyone-in-venice/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/water-clean-and-free-for-everyone-in-venice/#respond Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:08:56 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5506 Summer in Venice can be very hot and humid. It’s best that to remain hydrated during a hot day exploring the marvels of the millennium year-old island.  But is it necessary to stop more than once in a bar or a supermarket to buy a plastic bottle of water? Absolutely not. Venetians know better: Water
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Summer in Venice can be very hot and humid. It’s best that to remain hydrated during a hot day exploring the marvels of the millennium year-old island.  But is it necessary to stop more than once in a bar or a supermarket to buy a plastic bottle of water? Absolutely not.

Venetians know better: Water that comes out of the pipes from the aqueduct of the city are good, clean, and controlled.  For many residents of the island in fact, water bottles are a distant memory (it’s less weight to carry around the alleys, bridges, and stairs.) But above all, less bottles means less trash, less plastic use and less pollution connected to transportation and recycling/waste disposal.  A very important issue for Venice and for the rest of the world.

The site www.venicetapwater.com explains it well, where you see listed 5 great reasons to use the Venetian water system.  Public water that flows from the faucets and fountains (is a perfect source of clean and freshwater to fill up your water bottles during your walks in Venice; in this post you can find a map of active water) it’s safe, good, free, sustainable and plastic free. All great reasons to stop consuming disposable bottles, even if we are vacationing in Venice.

We’ve already spoken of this in different occasions on our blog, because with just a few changes we can contribute in making a magnificent area like Venice even more beautiful and sustainable and at the same time diffuse some sensibility.

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Yes, even in Venice there’s a Bansky (+1) https://www.myveniceapartment.com/yes-even-in-venice-theres-a-bansky-1/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/yes-even-in-venice-theres-a-bansky-1/#respond Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:59:10 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5501 The artistic patrimony in Venice is immeasurable. The marvels it holds in churches, museums, but even the ones in the “open air” are uncountable. Visiting Venice means filling up on beauty, enjoying the marvels of art and architecture step after step. But in the lagoon there aren’t just grand masterpieces of artists that have mad
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The artistic patrimony in Venice is immeasurable. The marvels it holds in churches, museums, but even the ones in the “open air” are uncountable. Visiting Venice means filling up on beauty, enjoying the marvels of art and architecture step after step.

But in the lagoon there aren’t just grand masterpieces of artists that have mad the history of this city immortal. There aren’t just works of Tintoretto, Tiziano, Veronese. No for some months now Venice is enriched with another artistic excellence, that everyone can see, when they want, free of cost-by simply walking around the Campo Santo Margherita area: here is where Bansky’s work is found  in fact, the celebrated artist whose identity is unknown.

It happened like this, one quiet Thursday morning in May, on a wall of a fascinating palace that faces Rio Novo, at the point of campo San Pantalon, a stencil clearly attributed to the artist from Bristol, depicted was a little girl holding a warning missile. The artist in fact acknowledged the work of art a few days later. 

But that’s not all. Venice- in those days was once again a platform of the English street-artist’s work thanks to a performance regarding the large cruise ships in the city. Becoming a video for everyone to see.

As a matter of fact, if the Biennale is already different than all the other institutions it reminds us how Venice isn’t only rich in history, but it’s the stage for some of the most important movements of contemporary art, there is now one more reason, democratically available for everyone, to know that the platform of art on this island is alive and always in movement.

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Venice is crowded? Discover it by night https://www.myveniceapartment.com/venice-is-crowded-discover-it-by-night/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/venice-is-crowded-discover-it-by-night/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:13:35 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5509 Have they told you that Venice is chaotic, that it is hard to cross, especially, during “high season” from Carnival to the autumn season. In fact, it’s true: Rialto, Saint Mark’s square and the surrounding areas are full of visitors in search of the beauty for which Venice is celebrated for all over the world.
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Have they told you that Venice is chaotic, that it is hard to cross, especially, during “high season” from Carnival to the autumn season. In fact, it’s true: Rialto, Saint Mark’s square and the surrounding areas are full of visitors in search of the beauty for which Venice is celebrated for all over the world. But if there was a way to enjoy the silence and splendor of the city even if you decide to discover Venice during a more crowded period?

There is a way and we advise everyone to give it a try. A large part of tourists visiting Venice come for the day, morning to evening. This is the first mistake. Others decide to sojourn outside of the city, on the mainland, and to “commute” in order to visit the island a little at a time. Another mistake. To understand the city, to get an idea of some of the most intriguing aspects of the city, its real nature, connect with its history, you must have the time to listen to it breathe, see it entirely, free from conditions imposed by the traditional touristic calendar.

To do so in any other part of the year, all you need is a little trick: program an evening or night stroll. The city will begin to empty by ten p.m. (in the winter time much earlier even) and little by little the rhythm starts to regulate, almost as if you were traveling back in time. Obviously, in these moments, it is necessary to respect nonetheless these moments of silence and the tranquility the city offers.

Every angle of Venice holds a little magic. So it’s not required to visit the most known areas of the island in the moments the rush of people is the highest. Of course, there are limits due to the opening hours of the museums, churches, and palaces. But the city is always open and anxious to concede a little of it’s unique spirit for those who have the courage to unearth it’s essence, under the romantically lit street lights, there is a calm that resembles a timeless beauty.

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What to do in Venice with your Kids https://www.myveniceapartment.com/what-to-do-in-venice-with-your-kids/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/what-to-do-in-venice-with-your-kids/#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:01:07 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5503 If you are planning a vacation to Venice with the whole family; possibly with the little ones, it’s important, first of all, to book the right apartment. (Have you seen our Family Apartment?) You can research itineraries or experiences suitable for your older or little ones.    Fortunately things to do in Venice with the
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If you are planning a vacation to Venice with the whole family; possibly with the little ones, it’s important, first of all, to book the right apartment. (Have you seen our Family Apartment?) You can research itineraries or experiences suitable for your older or little ones.   

Fortunately things to do in Venice with the little ones are numerous.

Museum of Natural History

Not only is it for the younger ones, but adults will also love this museum.  Set up in the marvelous spaces of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a grand palace that faces the Grand Canal, this museum hosts fossils, the aquarium of Tegnue and many other collections worth discovering. The exhibition’s footpath is filled with multimedia installations perfect to entertain children. Not to miss out on is the magnificent garden where you can rest peacefully even to eat a packed lunch.

The Gardens of Sant’ Elena

There are many public gardens in Venice (listed are some on this post). If you are looking to relax in a large green space, a little out of the touristic flow, the oasis of Sant’Elena can be the best place to run and play- with playgrounds set up on the grass.

Biennale

The Biennale exhibition is something everyone should see. Art and Architecture are celebrated in the best way thanks to this Venetian institution. In the main areas of the Giardini and Arsenale (arsenal), even children are left ecstatic by the marvelous pavilions rich with works of art, and not only. Even the immense spaces where at one time boats were constructed in the Serenissima’s Arsenal or where the verdant Giardini of the Biennale have now become marvelous memories for the little ones to make.

Guggenheim and Accademia

There are two most loved museums in Venice. And they are the most attentive in including families in their exhibition experience. Periodically in fact they organize marvelous laboratories- almost always free- for children of all ages. It is a splendid way to play and learn about Venice.

Playing in Squares

Little Venetians have done it since forever. There are no cars in Venice, so campi and campielli (squares and smaller squares) have always been a perfect playground to run and let loose with “games from the olden days” all while being outdoors. 

Beach

During the warm season, why not dedicate a beautiful day to a day at the beach (or a bike ride) on the island of Lido in Venice? The sandy coast of the island is perfect for smaller children, and the numerous beach establishments offer sunbeds and beach umbrellas for rent from May to September.

Cover photo courtesy la Biennale di Venezia

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Visiting Venice with Children https://www.myveniceapartment.com/visiting-venice-with-children/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/visiting-venice-with-children/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 15:02:45 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5398 You’ve chosen to vacation in Venice with the whole family? Good choice. And if you’ve chosen Family Apartment of My Venice Apartment, you couldn’t have chosen better!  Venice is the perfect city to visit together- with so much to discover- for the whole family. First of all, just the fact you don’t have cars, therefore
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You’ve chosen to vacation in Venice with the whole family? Good choice. And if you’ve chosen Family Apartment of My Venice Apartment, you couldn’t have chosen better!  Venice is the perfect city to visit together- with so much to discover- for the whole family.

First of all, just the fact you don’t have cars, therefore one less worry when having children, is a good reason to think about Venice when picking a place to visit. Walking calmly along the alley-ways and campielli of Venice is surely a magnificent experience for every member of the family. The “awkwardness” of living in a city that you must walk to get places (although there a lot of waterbuses and taxi boats available) is one of the incredible pros this city has to offer.  In any case, it’s important to find out when the best time to visit is like most cities that have a lot of tourism.

With the many things to do with the kids in Venice, many are connected to the art world and museums (that often times offer specific activities dedicated to children) but many children just enjoy the wonderful city itself, from its history and incredibly unique atmosphere.

It would be impossible for your children not to be fascinated (even if subconsciously) by this so different experience and unique journey to Venice with the whole family.

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Venice: Sant’Erasmo and the purple artichoke https://www.myveniceapartment.com/venice-santerasmo-and-the-purple-artichoke/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/venice-santerasmo-and-the-purple-artichoke/#respond Fri, 03 May 2019 07:36:22 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5409 Sant’Erasmo is an island in the Venice lagoon, half an hour by vaporetto from the Fondamente Nove (Line 13). To explore it we recommend you a walk through its characteristic vegetable fields, vineyards and orchards, surrounded by the breathtaking lagoon scenery. Sant’Erasmo purple artichoke From the sixteenth century, the island is known as the “Venice
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Sant’Erasmo is an island in the Venice lagoon, half an hour by vaporetto from the Fondamente Nove (Line 13). To explore it we recommend you a walk through its characteristic vegetable fields, vineyards and orchards, surrounded by the breathtaking lagoon scenery.

Sant’Erasmo purple artichoke

From the sixteenth century, the island is known as the “Venice vegetable garden“, due to its large concentration of vegetable gardens and cultivated fields, which for generations have provided fruit and vegetables to the historic center. Among the many local crops, artichokes undoubtedly stand out above all. The variety grown on the lagoon took its name from this island, Sant’Erasmo purple artichoke. The right season to taste this tender, fleshy and elongated vegetable, is from the end of April, when the first small apical artichoke buds, called castraùre, are ready to be picked off. Harvest continues until the end of June.

A typical product of the Lagoon area

Today there are very few artichoke growers in the lagoon and they suffer more and more the competition of the products coming from other parts of Italy, passed off as Sant’Erasmo artichokes and sold at lower prices. For this a Consortiumhas been established, followed by the institution of a Slow Food Presidium, which have brought together the growers of the lagoon islands in order to distinguish and add value to the authentic local artichoke grown in Venice.

Sant’Erasmo Purple Artichoke Festival 

The best way to discover this tasty typical product of the lagoon is taking part to the Sant’Erasmo Purple Artichoke Festival, an annual enogastronomical kermesse held on May 12th on the island of Sant’Erasmo. For the occasion, at the Torre Massimiliana, tastings will be organized and you will have the possibility to buy local products directly from producers.

Article by Detourism – Comune di Venezia

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Trip to the lighthouse in Venice https://www.myveniceapartment.com/trip-to-the-lighthouse-in-venice/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/trip-to-the-lighthouse-in-venice/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:04:39 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5400 When you decide to visit Venice it’s never a mistake. A vacation to this city is a unique and sure source of emotions and unforgettable memories. But how well do we know Venice? Just like many other historically and culturally rich cities, a few days aren’t enough to grasp the essence of this unique city.
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When you decide to visit Venice it’s never a mistake. A vacation to this city is a unique and sure source of emotions and unforgettable memories. But how well do we know Venice? Just like many other historically and culturally rich cities, a few days aren’t enough to grasp the essence of this unique city. But we can try.

To try to uncover the city’s secrets, that hidden thing that hides behind the island’s iconic image, it’s important to experience as many different aspects as possible, even the less conventional ones: you have to investigate under the –always beautiful- surface. This is why a stroll on the beach towards the lighthouse that dominates the lagoon opening to the Adriatic Sea, is the right choice for you if you have an extra day or two to visit Venice.

The Bocche di Porto (where the lagoon confluences with the Adriatic Sea) has three points Lido, Alberoni, and Chioggia, these places allow the inflow and outflow of the tides and the entrance and exit of ship. The bocche di porto work as the marine “lungs” able to help the lagoon breathe and consequently Venice and its islands.

Apart from the symbolic value, to better understand the tide flows that influence and continuously influence the many lagoon activities, a visit to lido and its bocca di porto (not to mention the other two points, that we will discuss another time) can be the perfect moment to become even more acquainted with Venice’s essence.

With a brief and spectacular trip in vaporetto (waterbus) from the city center (with many public transport lines) you can reach the island of Lido. From there, continuing on towards the Gran Viale you can reach the sandy beach shore, where the coast offers public and fully equipped beaches. If you walk towards the left, following the trees along the coast or walk along the beach shore you’ll reach the pier that leads to the bocca del porto and the red lighthouse that till this day aids boats and their navigation.

A beautiful walk that will allow you to see the place where the sea meets the lagoon, the splendid panorama of the Venetian Coast and the gargantuan construction site of the mobile damn that is meant to preserve Venice from exceptionally high tides (MOSE.)

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From Venice to the Dolomites https://www.myveniceapartment.com/from-venice-to-the-dolomites/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/from-venice-to-the-dolomites/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:33:42 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5385 Venice and the mountains, two territories so different yet so close you couldn’t imagine (watch the beautiful cover picture by Claudio Vianello). From high altitude to zero meters, from summits to sea, Venice and the dolomites are two distinct worlds, two unique places – both part of the UNESCO patrimony – both as beautiful as
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Venice and the mountains, two territories so different yet so close you couldn’t imagine (watch the beautiful cover picture by Claudio Vianello). From high altitude to zero meters, from summits to sea, Venice and the dolomites are two distinct worlds, two unique places – both part of the UNESCO patrimony – both as beautiful as they are different.

But the reality is all different. The Venetian Mountains have always had a solid relationship with the Venice and its residents.  Still today, many Venetians spend their summer or winter vacations in the marvelous mountains located in Veneto Region. The renowned location Cortina d’Ampezzo and all Cadore,  and other places like Zoldano to Agordino. So then why not take advantage of the vicinity of the Bellunesi Mountains from Venice (that is only about 1h30’ by car) and discover both these incredible locations?

If you’re on vacation in Venice (or your organizing one) even a day trip can be the perfect occasion to discover the marvelous nature in these mountains.  In the summer or winter the connections are numerous, even public transportation: by bus- you can choose between lines ATVO or Flixbus, by train you can easily reach Belluno or if you prefer there are many car rental services in the lagoon area.

If you still aren’t convinced of the nearness between these two realities (the beauty of the two is unequivocal), just look at the many photos of Venice that show the limpid winter days and you can see the dolomite mountain peaks in the background.

From the cultural and architectural discoveries of Venice to the exceptional alpine landscape located in these mountains, the transition from one to the other is very brief. Connecting the two experiences, for one or more days, can be a great choice to add to your trip to Italy that includes mountains and sea.

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Discover Venice’s Coast from Chioggia to Carole https://www.myveniceapartment.com/discover-venices-coast-from-chioggia-to-carole/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/discover-venices-coast-from-chioggia-to-carole/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:34:51 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5383 There is beauty that surrounds Venice that is often times not considered. The image of the most beautiful city on water city is generally so important that everything surrounding it doesn’t get its rightful visibility. If you are thinking of vacationing in Venice or if you want to learn more about the territory in which
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There is beauty that surrounds Venice that is often times not considered. The image of the most beautiful city on water city is generally so important that everything surrounding it doesn’t get its rightful visibility.

If you are thinking of vacationing in Venice or if you want to learn more about the territory in which the city you want to visit lies, there are many locations that can be reached thanks to daily excursions or itineraries that you can connect with when sojourning in Venice.

We’ve already spoken of the marvelous Chioggia, the “little Venice” in the southern part of the lagoon. But many areas of the Venetian coast are breathtakingly beautiful.  To help remind us there is a video from “Regione Veneta” entitled –The land of Venice- that promotes the treasures found along the coast of this region. Here is the video, a must see:

From Jesolo, Cavallino, Tre Porti, Da San Michele to Tagliamento to Bibione, Carole and Eraclea, from Porto Tolle and Porto Viro a Rosolina, the Venetian coast has to offer amazing beaches for the summer season, but also incredible naturalistic itineraries, historical routes and untouched landscapes to discover all season long.

In short time all these locations can be easily reached from Venice with either public transportation, by renting a car, or a bike ride.

Here are some useful sites for more information:

https://www.caorle.eu/it

https://www.jesolo.it/

https://www.bibione.eu/

http://www.parcodeltapo.org/index.php/it/

 

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A Family Apartment for your vacation in Venice https://www.myveniceapartment.com/a-family-apartment-for-your-vacation-in-venice/ https://www.myveniceapartment.com/a-family-apartment-for-your-vacation-in-venice/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:18:53 +0000 https://www.myveniceapartment.com/?p=5403 Venice is the most romantic city by definition. Its canals, sunsets over water, its atmosphere without time when combined creates a magical and unforgettable experience made especially for couples in love (of all ages). But when the family expands and new little forces of nature become part of your life, Must you have to sacrifice
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Venice is the most romantic city by definition. Its canals, sunsets over water, its atmosphere without time when combined creates a magical and unforgettable experience made especially for couples in love (of all ages). But when the family expands and new little forces of nature become part of your life, Must you have to sacrifice a trip to Venice? Absolutely not.

The Serenissima is a perfect vacation for the whole family, for children of all ages, even during the first months of life, granted you find the right accommodation to fit your needs. How many times have you encountered hotels that promised child services that ended up being completely inadequate? Or how many times have you had to hear complaints from neighboring rooms because it’s “too loud” due to the thin walls? Or when you’ve tried to make food for your little ones but didn’t have the right utensils and dishware to do so? Or maybe there was no highchair, crib, or toys ready to guarantee a happy space for your child?

Well if your looking for the perfect place to stay in Venice with your family with the best service dedicated to your children, you’ve found the place.  The Family Apartment of My Venice Apartment is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation in Venice with all the comforts available to simplify and make your stay in the lagoon city a happy one. 

A private and quiet apartment full of games (it is even equipped with a tent that is bound to entertain your little ones.) Made to fit all necessities when you have children, from high chair to crib, play pin and appropriate dishware. You’ll notice right away how much easier a vacation is when you don’t have to worry about these “extra needs” especially when returning to your apartment after a long day through alleys and campielli of Venice.

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