MOVING IN VENICE

Venice is a city without cars, the last point you can reach driving is Piazzale Roma, crossing “Ponte della Libertà” (Freedom Bridge), where also trains and buses run.

Once in Piazzale Roma, or in Stazione Santa Lucia arriving by train, you get to choose how to move: on foot, “vaporetti” (small ferry boats) or taxi.Taxi venice

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TRIP IN TORCELLO

When I went  to Torcello  for the first time, with my girlfriend, I was very sceptical about it. When you arrive there with the ferry-boat, taken from Burano, you have the feeling that there is nothing there, but then you discover that it is … particular and beautiful 🙂

As I said, you arrive with the ferry boat and then you have to follow a pathway: on your right there is a canal and on your left there are fields with weeds.

While you are walking you think ‘but where am I? There is nothing here’ until you find on the right a strange bridge, called ‘Devil’s Bridge​’ (Ponte del Diavolo) .

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EASTER 2017 IN VENICE

When: 13-17 of April

Tips: Easter is a very good period to enjoy traditional food, be sure to book a restaurant well in advance though!

Easter is chosen by many tourists as the perfect period to visit Venice.

It is possible to enjoy the festive atmosphere connected with the Christian and Hebraic Easter celebrations.

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SAINT MARK’S BASILICA

Where: San Marco Square

  • From Piazzale Roma:

By water-bus lines :

1 ( about 40 minutes)

51 direct (about 20 minutes)

2 direct ( about 30 minutes)

 

  • From the Train Station (Santa Lucia):

By water-bus lines :

1 ( about 35minutes)

51 direct ( about 25 minutes)

2 direct ( about 25 minutes)

On foot it takes about 30-45 minutes to reach it from either locations.

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VENICE FOUNDATIONS: HOW VENICE WAS BUILT?

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.

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