Tag Archives: Secrets

  • The best pictures to take in Venice

    Venice’s image is burned in our minds. It’s the image we all love and recognize, a familiar panorama for even those who have never been. If you look for the hashtag #Venice on Instagram or Facebook you’ll find thousands and thousands of pictures that often look the same (our account strives to be different, take a look.)

    Everyone loves the beauty of Piazza San Marco, the bell tower, the Basilica and the magnificent Rialto Bridge and the enchanting sunset on the Grand Canal. Apart from these pictures, that you most definitely already have in your camera or smartphone (maybe both), we are sure it would be nice to show your friends and family on social media some more particular photos of the city. Continue reading

  • What (not) to Order in Venetian Restaurants

    On vacation, not everyone follows the same principles of dining in restaurants.  Rightly so,  everyone has their own tastes and habits. There are those who prefer familiar meals (from back home) or those who prefer an international cuisine or those who like to experiment new recipes and choose local traditional meals. Continue reading

  • Where to go when Venice is packed

    Its happens, especially on weekends during peak season, that Venice is literally bombarded with people. It’s nothing new-Venice isn’t the only city of art, Italian or not, that experiences it.  Either way it must be taken into consideration and shouldn’t be discouraging; in fact it can be an opportunity to discover a different side or an alternative Venice.

    It doesn’t matter how many airplanes, ships or trains that can reach Venice daily: Venice has hidden corners, immaculate areas free of hoards of tourists that are just as splendid to discover. Continue reading

  • 5 Reasons to visit Venice

    At least once in your life, Venice should be seen. Everyone, those that have already seen it or those who dream of seeing it, will tell you that thousands of movies set in the lagoon aren’t enough, or the infinite photos or post cards can’t replace the real essence of this unique city, different from all the rest.

    There are many marvelous cities in the world, why choose Venice? It’s complicated to reach, difficult to cover, expensive, and crowded during peak season. And yet, its charm remains intact over time, like an inextinguishable burning flame. Continue reading

  • Chorus churches in Venice

    How many churches are there in Venice? Or really which ones are the most beautiful churches in Venice? We could count them-and possibly make a list of the top ten, but the truth is, each one is beautiful in it own way and represents an incomparable Venetian treasure. From the most celebrated Basilicas to the small and not so popular churches that you can see while walking along the city. Every church has artistic riches as well as praised architectural structures.  Continue reading

  • Guide to Venice during the summer

    Summertime in Venice is marvelously full of color, longer days and beautiful sunsets in the Salute Basilica. If you have chosen the summer months to visit this splendid city you’ve chosen well, and with a couple suggestions you can enjoy the cities beauty to the fullest by avoiding the more crowded areas of the city during the period.  Continue reading

  • Venice: Discovering the Frari

    Churches are many, so many. You can find hidden ones, camouflaged ones between houses and palaces, magnificent and grand, ready to dominate the zone in which they are erected. If you observe the skyline of Venice you will see many bell towers of every size and of different heights that appear everywhere, signaling the unequivocal presence of its church. Continue reading

  • A day in Venice: Castello

    Here’s another stop during your trip in Venice, day by day, quarter by quarter. If you have enough time, a day dedicated to the                             Castello quarter is a must.  Here spaces are much bigger and the city seems to take on a different spirit, more authentic, especially for the many residents that populate it.  Continue reading

  • 10 Things to try while in Venice

    There are a million things to do in Venice. Or not any of them. Yep, that’s right, in a city like this one you don’t need to, “do something” to take home an unbelievable experience. What actually is worthwhile is experiencing the city without stress or pressure, and getting lost and and letting the little things surprise you, from unexpected moments or hidden alleys.  Continue reading

  • All the museums in Venice

    Like all big Italian cities of art- and in reality even the smaller ones in this beautiful country- Venice offers many types of museums, for all different tastes and cultural knowledge of both historical and contemporary times.  So here then is a general guideline of some of the many museums in Venice. Continue reading

  • 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

  • A Day in Venice: San Marco

    Our trip continues to uncover Venice a little at a time, day by day, dividing up the time between the different quarters in this beautiful city. We’ve already reviewed what to visit in Dorsoduro and Cannaregio; now lets take a look at one of the most famous quarters of the island: San Marco. Continue reading

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    Time for an Aperitif in Venice

    It’s definitely not something that originated in Venice, but residents are very fond of it for sure. It’s that time that never fails with every season. Yet during spring and summer there is more to savor: The days are longer, its enjoyable to stay outside and campi are filled with young and the not so young who are ready to begin their night (or finish their work day) with a drink in hand. Continue reading