Tag Archives: History

  • The Real Artistic Murano Glass

    Don’t trust the copies: Murano Glass is unique and easily recognizable. But let’s start from the beginning. During your Venetian vacation it is natural to desire a characteristic souvenir that is able to evoke many amazing memories from your unforgettable trip. There are many objects that can do the trick, but you are looking for the product that is certified Artistic Murano Glass. Continue reading

  • Discovering the “stumbling stone” in Venice

    For those who choose to visit Venice, it is a city that offers many opportunities to decipher its ways. Every angle, every palace, church, alley, or campiello holds history (some more than just one story) The fascinating city on water seems to never grow tired. Nonetheless  “recent” history, one that is nothing near romantic –but quite the opposite- is still very important to remember and is hidden within this city. Continue reading

  • Venice: Traditional Feasts in August and September

    If you want to celebrate like the locals do, be sure to take part to these traditional festivals in your summer visit to Venice.
    Featuring something for everyone, in an almost country atmosphere – whether you’re into stories, music, theatre, video, cinema, food, charity and lotteries, religious functions, regattas, activities for children –  here’s our month-by-month guide to some of the best experiences coming in the summer to live the city’s water soul, like Venetians do. Continue reading

  • Are you familiar with the Accademia Bridge?

    Maybe not everyone knows that today’s Accademia Bridge in Venice was built in only 37 days. A very short time. Not quite a record though considering the bridge was inaugurated on the 15th of February 1933 and was supposed to be a temporary solution since the bridge was to be then constructed entirely in stone. Continue reading

  • The Sensa Festival

    Every year Venice attracts millions of visitors who are interested in experiencing world-renowned events. One event that stands out is the Sensa Festival that is unique because it helps relive the century year old history of the Serenissima and its close relationship with the sea as well as the Voga alla Veneta (Venetian Rowing.) Continue reading

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    The New Royal Gardens of Venice

    Just when you think you’ve heard and seen all there is to see in Venice, some new detail will emerge, a magical moment, another marvelous unexpected piece to the puzzle is ready to reveal once more the beauty the city has to offer. This time it’s the Royal Gardens in San Marco, a small botanical paradise that will see new light in the second part of 2018 and will finally become, after years of degradation, one of the most beautiful gardens in Venice. Continue reading

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    Venice and its Chimneys

    Almost everything, in Venice, hides curious peculiarities, ingenious mechanisms and often innovated technology and architecture. Since we love to give good suggestions, we definitely recommend lifting your eyes up and looking up at Venice. One of the first things you’ll notice in fact are the many different chimneys – in all different forms and dimensions – on the roofs of the many homes. Continue reading