Venice has a long and glorious history still alive in many traditions and in the heart of the venetians.
Venice is worldwide known as the city of lovers. That is not always true. Venice is a democratic city: it’s a city for workers, a city for artists, a city for students, for tourists and much more. It depends what are you looking for and, most of all, where you are looking at. Continue reading “25 APRIL IN VENICE: FEAST OF ST. MARK AND FEAST OF THE BLOOMING ROSE”
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””
Regatta has been the favorite subject for many painters when they wanted to depict a festive Venice. Since the birth of Venice, Venetians started to organize boat races, which were later transformed into organized regattas.
Venice isn’t only San Marco and Rialto, Venice is more… so much more!
For example there are Venice’s islands, and one of them is the colourful Burano.
The name ‘Burano’ has origins from ‘Porta Buranea’ (Buranea’s door) so-called as it is in the North-east, that is the direction where the Bora wind blows.
Walking in Venice you see amazing palaces rich in history, you see the canals, the boats and all the wonderful environment of the city, but have you ever asked yourself how Venice was built??
It’s unbelievable !!!
The foundations of Venice’s palaces follow the same system of indirect foundation: think of a swamp ; you have to solidify the zone and then put wooden pointed knotty and short poles until you find a hard and compact layer of clay in the soil, called caranto which is located at a dozen meters below the surface soil layer of the lagoon.