Poveglia is a small island of the lagoon near Venice, which is surrounder by ghosts and mistery and it is believed to be cursed.
Can’t leave your house without a book in your pocket?
Wherever you go, you don’t resist entering a library or a bookshop?
Are you a curious bookworm?
Well, if your answer is yes and you’re planning to visit Venice, this article can help you. We hope that also those people who don’t usually read could be interested, because we are going to describe the best (and strangest) Venetian places, where you can buy or be surrounded by books!
The week is almost over, and for Venice has been one of the longest and most difficult ever.
Probably, all of you already heard the news, which have been spreading worldwide in these days: Venice has been seriously hit by one of the highest tide in the last 50 years, generating huge problems and difficulties to Venetians, retailers, tourists, students and every one who is now living the catastrophe.
Today we would like to share with you some historical curiosities.
As we say here , Venice has been for centuries a leading merchant Republic and that’s why its influence spread across Europe. Continue reading “VENETIAN WORDS THAT WENT GLOBAL”
When it comes to talk about Venetian bridges, everyone immediately thinks of the extraordinary Ponte di Rialto or the romantic Ponte dei Sospiri (“bridge of sighs”).
The other useful constructions that are essential to walk across the water in Venice are, sadly, almost unknown.
Are you planning to come to Venice?
Are you worried about how the transports and the logistical services work?
And do you want to keep it easy, and maybe lose yourself in a perfect Italian atmosphere and routine?
This is the article for you! When you are finally in Italy, the first thing you may wonder is “how do I reach the city?”. Of course, the simpler way is to find a taxi or a bus outside the airport if you are coming by plane: this will bring you to Piazzale Roma, the only square in Venice where cars are free to circulate. However, there is another beautiful manner to reach the floating city: we are talking about the train!
Walking through Venice, one of the first things you will notice is the Lion of Saint Mark. It is everywhere: in the flags, on statues and decorations etc.
Believe us, it is not a simple votive decoration, it is much more! Here we explain its long tradition and interesting history. Continue reading “FLAG OF VENICE – LION OF SAINT MARK”
Venice is an amazing city and I think everybody can confirm it, but when you watch a movie, most of the times it is set in USA (New York, LA, …) or in London. Even if we think to movies set in Italy, many times you see Rome or Tuscany…what about Venice???
Keep calm, because there are some great films that are set in Venice and now we’ll see the most important (at least in our opinion 🙂 )
1. The Tourist
Few Venetians are known worldwide as it is Giacomo Girolamo Casanova. Continue reading “GIACOMO CASANOVA”
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Fin dall’inizio del IX secolo il 2 Febbraio di ogni anno, giorno della purificazione di Maria, 12 ragazze del popolo scelte per rappresentare la città, si radunavano insieme ai loro promessi sposi nella chiesa di San Pietro di Castello per ricevere la benedizione nuziale. Continue reading “TRADIONAL “FESTA DELLE MARIE””