News and curiosities

NEWS AND CURIOSITIES

News and Curiosties: face to face with the most unique Venice

Venice is a decidedly unusual city. Indeed, it is the only one in the world with picturesque Renaissance and eighteenth century palaces reflected in an intricate network of romantic and evocative canals.
The genius that generated such wonder on the water can also be found in the originality of the local cuisine, which is rich in oriental influences and typical dishes that embody the fervent creativity of the local workers. Its age old history offers up extraordinary gems of every type of magic and curiosity.
To visit Venice in an original way, we also propose a series of interesting guided tours through both the classic routes and outside of the tourist areas, accompanied by DOC Venetian guides and escorts who will lead you on journeys of discovery through (calletta) alleyways and (campiello) squares off the beaten track.

 

Lio Piccolo: the paradise of pink flamingos

LIO PICCOLO: THE PARADISE OF PINK FLAMINGOS

If you are looking for a quiet place, where nature is still the main owner of its own space and where you can still feel the atmosphere of Venice, you have to go and visit Lio Piccolo, a place close to Cavallino-Treporti. During a spring afternoon I went to Lio […]

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3 reasons why you should love the St. Erasmus Violet Artichoke

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE THE ST. ERASMUS VIOLET ARTICHOKE

Personally, I love artichokes, all kind of them, but being Venetian, I particularly love the Sant’Erasmo Violet Artichoke. St. Erasmus is the biggest island in the Venetian Lagoon, it is also called the vegetable garden of Venice, for being the garden of Venice, in fact, the population density here is […]

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The legend of the Devil’s bridge on Torcello Island

THE LEGEND OF THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE ON TORCELLO ISLAND

On Torcello island there is a bridge called The Devil’s Bridge. This particular name has no certain origines, some people say that it comes from the nickname of a family who used to live there, but other people think that is connected to an ancient story, a legend, where the […]

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The Wars of the Fists

THE WARS OF THE FISTS

Since 1300 on some bridges in Venice used to took place the notorious Wars of the Fists . Venice is the city of bridges. Can be counted more than 400 bridges connecting the 118 little isles composing one of the most unique cities in the world. Some of those bridges […]

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Altino: the real origins of Venice

ALTINO: THE REAL ORIGINS OF VENICE

Everyone knows the story of Venice, from its highest moment of glory to its tragic fall with Napoleon Bonaparte’s occupation, but what do we know about Venice, before all this? The foundation of Venice dates back to 421, but what happened before that? To know the history of the origins […]

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10 Exhibitions you cannot miss during the Biennale

10 EXHIBITIONS YOU CANNOT MISS DURING THE BIENNALE

Contemporary ARt. This is the world representing the Venetian lagoon during this period. Tourists and locals go to visit Giardini and the Arsenal, because of the great Venice Biennale. The Biennale of Venice is not just another place to go when you arrive in Venice, it’s a complex of exhibitions […]

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Murano and the secrets of glassblowing

MURANO AND THE SECRETS OF GLASSBLOWING

Guided Tour in Venice Murano and secret of glassblowing Our Local licensed expert will take you to the island of Murano, with a private water taxi where you will enjoy an incredible view of part of the venetian lagoon, away from the hussle and bustle of the busy island of […]

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Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice

LIBRERIA ACQUA ALTA IN VENICE

A stop at Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice is a must for book lovers One of the most original libraries in the world is located in Venice. Libreria Acqua Alta, in Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, is definitely the only place on earth where you will find a huge selection […]

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Conegliano: The Capital of Wine Culture 2016

CONEGLIANO: THE CAPITAL OF WINE CULTURE 2016

Conegliano as the capital of wine culture 2016: discover events and itineraries! In the year 2016, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is the European capital of wine culture. RECEVIN, the European Network of Wine Cities, proclaimed the home of DOCG Prosecco the winner of the fifth edition of the Contest European Wine City. The […]

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Venice with a local

VENICE WITH A LOCAL

Discover Venice in Italy with a local This tour will help you to understand a little bit better, everyday life in this incredible city surrounded by the water, to discover how we live, our traditions, our culture and our history. The itinerary will take you off the beaten path away […]

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