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.

 

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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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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The Bussolai

THE BUSSOLAI

The typical cookies of the Venetian tradition, can be bought in Burano Island or can be cooked at home. The Bussolai, historical cookies of the Venetian tradition, can be found quite easily all around Venice, but if you have the desire to make them at home they are extremely easy […]

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Venice like a local: an original itinerary

VENICE LIKE A LOCAL: AN ORIGINAL ITINERARY

You can visit Venice following the suggestion of a common guidebook or take some inspiration from this original itinerary and see it like a real local. This itinerary goes beyond the most famous attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square or Rialto Bridge, that of course you will see during you […]

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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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What you don’t know about St. Mark’s Square

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ST. MARK’S SQUARE

St. Mark’s Square is, no doubt, one of the most beautiful and famous squares in the world. Even if you have seen it thousand times, during your life, it’s always a pleasure looking at, without saying a word. If you see it at night, it is even more beautiful and […]

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Exploring the beautiful islands of Venice

EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS OF VENICE

Venice is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking cities in the world. Water replaces concrete streets, and gelato is the choice of iced treat, what’s not to love? While the city has rightfully been the muse of countless romantics and artists, there is an unexplored side to Venice. In […]

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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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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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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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