BACÁN BEACH: A SEASIDE VENICE

As all you know, bathing and swimming in the canals of Venice is severely forbidden. Not only because it’s extremely dangerous for boat traffic, but also because the waters of Venice are basically the drainages of the houses, so it’s really not recommended to have a bath, unless you want to get  every possible illness. However, worry not! Venice can offer a really good option, if you want to go the beach, and since it’s not that known by tourists, this area is generally really quiet and relaxing: we are talking about Bacàn beach, located in the island of Saint Erasmo. Continue reading “BACÁN BEACH: A SEASIDE VENICE”

Basilica dei Frari : one of the most glorious churches of Venice

frari basilica

Did you know that Basilica dei Frari (shortly called ‘Frari‘) is the biggest church in Venice?

It is placed in the Campo dei Frari, in the Sestiere of San Polo and it is dedicated to Assumption of Maria.

frari location

If you have never been here I suggest to visit it… I always take my friends here and it has always a lot of success, not only for the dimensions, but for the art that it contains.

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TEATRO LA FENICE

Our motto is “Enjoy Venice in every sense” because we would like to spread the idea that Venice is not only tourism, but history, art and culture.

theatre la fenice

This is why in this post we would like to share the story of Teatro La Fenice, one of the most beautiful and famous theatres of all Europe. Continue reading “TEATRO LA FENICE”

VENETIAN BOOKSHOPS: VISITING, READING AND LOVING THEM!

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!

Acqua Alta Bookstore

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VENETIAN LIBRARIES

Welcome to our new section dedicated to students, people who decided to move to Venice or tourists who might be interested in tasting what is like to study in the floating city!

We hope it could help someone out and, of course, give you advise and useful tips to survive, especially if you’re thinking to become a “Ca’ Foscarino” (we talked about Ca’ Foscari university previously).

So, what’s the best requirement for a student to have, except for well organized skills and a good motivation? No, not a great wallet for all the spritz that you could buy between a lesson and another (even if it’s still a nice feature), rather a quiet and calm space to study: that’s why, in this article, we are going to explore some Venetian Ca’ Foscari libraries.

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MOVIES SET IN VENICE

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 

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VENETIAN LAGOON

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.

tramonto

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”

DOGE’S PALACE

The Doge’s Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) was the residence of the Doge, the supreme political authority of the former Republic of Venice.Doge's Palace

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”