Tag Archives: Secrets

  • Venice and the Music at the Squero’s Auditorium

    There is a magical place in Venice, where the water and the music meet, where traditions of the past and present meld in a sublime and poetic way: The auditorium at the Squero on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. To witness a concert in the open spaces is an experience that you won’t easily forget, especially for those who love to uncover new perspectives and unconventional sights. Continue reading

  • The Boardwalk that leads to the unknown

    Amongst the many ways to discover Venice- or at least the real Venice, apart from the way we are used to seeing it through the usual  “postcard” image- there is a vagabond way, a way without any precise itinerary, a way to search hidden places and out of the ordinary ways with little yet big unique features. 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

  • The Red Benches of Venice

    As soon as you happen upon them, both tourists and Venetians are happy. They are the red benches of Venice, protected areas where you can relax for a little after a long walk through alleys and campielli or simply sit in a perfectly colorful outpost to contemplate the Marciana city.  Continue reading

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    San Martino in Venice isn’t Halloween

    The 31st of October to the 11th of November is a special time for children. This party time doubles in fact. The children in Venice awaited impatiently the traditional San Martino festival so that they could parade around the city asking stores for candy or coins. Today with the recent celebration of Halloween- of very different origins- but with similar traditions- the children can have twice the fun. Continue reading

  • 5 Things not to ask a Venetian

    There is useful information to ask and then there are things best not to ask a Venetian. It’s normal, when visiting a new city, no matter how much technological aid is provided today, some doubts are bound to arise. So why not ask a Venetian who lives it everyday? Of course, there aren’t very many of them, but Venetians are happy to help, when cordially asked.  But be sure not to ask the wrong question, especially if the question doesn’t prove to be appreciative or respectful to the city. Continue reading