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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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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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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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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Treviso with a licensed local guide

TREVISO WITH A LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE

Guided tour to discover Treviso a wonderful watertown near Venice With a local authorized guide you will discover Treviso considered a watertown due to the presence of two springwater rivers Sile and Botteniga, that flows in three canals through the town. Our walking tour will start from the Sile, that […]

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The highlights  – St. Mark to Rialto with a venetian licensed guide

THE HIGHLIGHTS – ST. MARK TO RIALTO WITH A VENETIAN LICENSED GUIDE

Guided Tour – The highlights : St. Mark to Rialto with a venetian licensed guide The highlight of Venice on an attractive walking tour. St. Mark’s square, bridge of Sighs and the former Prisons, the old waterfront, the St. Mark’s Basilica interior with a skip the line access, and the […]

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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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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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Bacari & Cicheti – Quick Snack in Venice

BACARI & CICHETI – QUICK SNACK IN VENICE

For a quick snack in Venice, people visit the bacari to taste the cicheti For those who come to Venice, whether it be just passing through or staying for a few days, it is an absolute must to do the rounds of the Bacari, the typical Venetian taverns where you can savour snacks and […]

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