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.
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)
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.
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.
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”
Santa Maria della Salute is a little nice and charming church near Punta della Dogana. It is a masterpiece of art, its beauty is amazing, but its history is full of pain, here we tell you something about it.
An iconic traditional product of Venice is the Murano glass (Vetro di Murano).
This story starts in 1291, when the Republic of Venice ordered to all glasswares to move from Venice to the little island of Murano, in order to prevent fires in the main city; that time buildings were made out of woods. Continue reading “MURANO GLASS”