It’s February and just this means many things.
First of all, it’s Carnival: a crazy time to be in Venice, as we said here.
Secondly, it’s time to watch Sanremo Festival. Some of you may know Sanremo Festival as the Italian selection for the Eurovision song contest, but Sanremo Festival is much more. Continue reading “VENETIAN LAGOON”
The Doge’s Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) was the residence of the Doge, the supreme political authority of the former Republic of Venice.
The Palace hosted the political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the fall of the Republic, after Napoleon invasion of the city in 1797. Continue reading “DOGE’S PALACE”
Recently, I was thinking to last year Redentore (here you find the post) and I noticed we had not written anything about Giudecca; the wonderful island hosting us that day.
Continue reading “GIUDECCA: A RELAXING ISLAND”
Very close to Campo Manin you can find it : Scala Contarini del Bovolo.
It is the spiral staircase most impressive and valuable in Venice, and the perfect synthesis of different styles:
- Renaissance (for the use of some elements such as the capitals)
- Gothic (for the construction technique)
- Venetian-Byzantine (for the form)
Continue reading “SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO: 5 REASONS TO VISIT IT”
The ultimate fast guide to Venice finally here!! Everything you need to know if you are planning to visit Venice…and much more!!
1. Venice in 5 words?
Love, magic, charm, adventure and discovery.
Continue reading “OUR FAST GUIDE TO VENICE”
For centuries, the Arsenal of Venice (l’Arsenale) has been the industrial hearth of the Republic and one of the oldest factories in the world. It included a real assembly line.
Continue reading “ARSENAL OF VENICE”
December may not seem the best month to visit Venice.
The weather is very cold, temperatures are around 0 degrees the whole day. The wind and the humidity of the area don’t improve the overall situation.
Notwithstanding, we decided to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the city, visit some Christmas markets and enjoy a walk towards Rialto and San Marco. Continue reading “A WINTER SUNDAY IN VENICE – TRIPBYPICS”
Rialto Bridge was built in the XVI century and it’s the oldest of the four bridges crossing Grand Canal: Ponte dell’Accademia (literally Academy Bridge), Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte della Costituzione (literally Constitution Bridge) and, of course, Rialto Bridge. Continue reading “RIALTO BRIDGE”
Rialto Area is the oldest part of Venice, famous for Rialto Bridge and Rialto Markets.
The name Rialto derives from the latin Rivus Altus, which means “deep river” and it is related to the Grand Canal, which flows nearby. Continue reading “RIALTO AREA”
On my way to the Venice Tribunal, which is located near the Rialto Brige, I always pass by the Rialto fishing market.
Honestly, I love to cross this place for its traditional atmosphere. Sellers shouts, buyers and tourists are everywhere around the banquets while birds try to catch fishes from the stalls. Continue reading “RIALTO MARKET”