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”

VENICE CARNIVAL

It is almost impossible to describe what is the Venice Carnival. There would be too much to say about its history, traditions and events. Take this post as it is: a brief introduction.masks carnival venice

Carnival is held every year, during Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso) and Ash Wednesday (Mercoledì delle Ceneri), which is forty days before Easter and during the weekend before. Continue reading “VENICE CARNIVAL”

Festa del Redentore

An old, but spectacular Venetian tradition: Festa del Redentore is a big event taking place every year on the third Sunday of July.fireworks festa del redentore

It reminds the Venetian Senate decision to build the Chiesa del Redentore (Redeemer’s Church) as an ex-vote for the liberation of the city from the black death of 1575-1577, a plague that caused the death of more than a third of the city’s population in just two years. Continue reading “Festa del Redentore”

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.

Continue reading “SAINT MARK’S BASILICA”