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.

 

A human rose for Venice – an unforgettable April 25th

A HUMAN ROSE FOR VENICE – AN UNFORGETTABLE APRIL 25TH

A majestic human rose was created in Piazza San Marco on April25th , a memorable image that will go down in history. April 25th is a special day for Venice. In addition to Liberation Day, it’s both the Feast Day of Saint Mark, patron of the city, and the Festa del Bòcolo (Feast of the Rosebud). But […]

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Street food in Venice – Things that must be sampled at least once in a lifetime

STREET FOOD IN VENICE – THINGS THAT MUST BE SAMPLED AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Street Food in Venice: where to eat the best meatball,the best fried food in a paper cone, the best sandwich and the best fritter. Today we’ll start a new section that will be enriched by your suggestions. The attention is focused on all those dishes, cicchietti, sweets, and food in […]

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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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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 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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How Venice work?

HOW VENICE WORK?

Venice is not just a unique and magnificent stage set. It is also a city with a resident population, which has productive activities, transportation and services. Many people are enchanted by the uniqueness of Venice, with grand palaces that are reflected on the water. But you know how they can be built […]

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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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24 hours in Venice in three minutes

24 HOURS IN VENICE IN THREE MINUTES

Try to imagine a Venice that is frenetic and bristling with movement, alive and pulsating, with the passing hours marked so perfectly that it seems like an imaginary place. This excellent video, created by Joerg Niggli and selected for Artfutura 2012, allows us to enjoy 24 hours in Venice in three minutes. The flowing of life on […]

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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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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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