Venice History and curiosities

Venice History and curiosities

On this page you will find detailed information about the ancient history of Venice and the typical elements that characterize it as masks or gondola.

The History of Venice – From the Lombards to the fall of the Venetian Republic

THE HISTORY OF VENICE – FROM...

In the Roman times the term Venice stood for the North-Eastern region of Italy, but following the collapse of the Roman Empire and particularly the...

The gondola

THE GONDOLA

The gondola is the only boat in the world which, being just 11 metres long and weighing more than 600 kilograms, can be steered with agility and...

Venetian Carnival masks

VENETIAN CARNIVAL MASKS

During the Republic… Venetian people used to wear fancy-dresses not only during the Carnival period but also on many other occasions during the...

Murano glass

MURANO GLASS

The origins of the glass art in Murano - Venice go back to the century preceding the millenary. Some excavations have brought to light some pieces...

Venice Historical Cafè & Restaurants

VENICE HISTORICAL CAFè &...

Caffè Florian It is regarded as one of the most ancient cafés in Italy and also due to its prestigious position, just under the arcade of Procuratie...

The Historical Regatta

THE HISTORICAL REGATTA

THE HISTORICAL BOAT-RACE  One of the most important events in Venice is, with no doubt, the Regata Storica (Historical Regatta) : a sumptuous boat...

The Feast of Sensa

THE FEAST OF SENSA

The Feast of Sensa takes place in Venice every year on the Ascension day in May and has got very ancient origins. Its aim is the commemoration of two...

Venice – Feast of Redentore

VENICE – FEAST OF REDENTORE

The Feast of  Redentore, one of the most ancient popular Venetian feasts, is celebrated every year in Venice on the third Sunday of July: it is the...

Feast of Madonna della Salute

FEAST OF MADONNA DELLA SALUTE

The Feast of Madonna della Salute is, with no doubt, the one in Venice with the less tourist impact, recalling a real popular religious feeling. Also...

Legends and ghosts

LEGENDS AND GHOSTS

Many people can imagine that Venice, the city of love and magic, of uncontrolled amusement and deep absorption, is also a place inhabited by spirits....

Venice Toponymy

VENICE TOPONYMY

The toponymy of Venice is one of the most characteristic thing of the city. They are written in Venetian dialect and their translation is very...