Tag Archives: Secrets

  • 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

  • Venice seen through the eyes of fisherman

    Venice is a city of art, an island rich in history and of immeasurable cultural heritage. But what does the lagoon that for centuries has protected and nurtured still have to hide? Many surprises, many historical mysteries and just as many unforgettable traditions. One of these traditions is fishing which has been a principal source of sustenance for Venice.  Continue 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

  • Cannaregio

    One day in Venice: Cannaregio

    One day in Venice isn’t enough.  That’s for sure.  But if you’re visiting for longer, a good idea would be to divide the exploring by Sestieri, known as quarters in other cities (Don’t worry you won’t need months to visit them) there are only six in Venice.

    Lets start with the virtual tour of Cannaregio, one of the more populated and livelier quarters of Venice. (Perfect starting point if you are a comfortably staying in the Ca’ delle Ciocche apartments). Continue reading

  • Slow Venice: built for man

    Venice is a city built for man, if there is such a thing in this world. But being also an island, there is no doubt that its element is a liquid one.  For centuries Venetians have lived a unique relationship with water, the lagoon and sea.  The water is a source of food, barricade against enemies and via for communicating. The water is part of Venice’s DNA and those who live there.  Continue reading

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    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