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”
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Venezia vive di luoghi comuni: l’amore, la gondola, Rialto e i tramonti sono spesso gli stereotipi per eccellenza di questa fantastica città. Ma come diceva Nancy Kress, “A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is”. Continue reading “DA VENEZIA CON AMORE”
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”
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”
Visiting Venice in one day is a challenge rather impossible to accomplish.
Continue reading “VENICE IN ONE DAY (OR EVEN LESS!)”
Before setting off on a trip to Venice for the Festa del Redentore, we made ourselves a must-see list. There were so many things that we wanted to look into: museums, restaurants, entertainments, monuments, landscapes, etc.
One thing we learned is that there is no such thing as useless as a list to planning a trip to Venice. In Venice, unlike any other city, it’s important to get lost. Continue reading ““In Venice, unlike any other city, it’s important to get lost.””
Venice is known as an expensive city. With this post, we are happy to provide you with a short list of good and cheap places in Venice to eat well and drink even better, avoiding touristic traps!
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Venice is an open air museum and it was hard to select the ten places you cannot miss in Venice, but we made our best for you!!;)
This list of 10 places to visit in Venice provides you with the best places to get the best experience possible from your trip to Venice.
1. Piazza San Marco and Basilica
Saint Mark Area is the very center of Venice history and power. From here, you can feel and understand the greatness of a city that has been a leading trade power back in the past.
In this area, you can’t miss a visit to the Basilica or to the bell tower. Try to avoid the expensive bar in the square in favour of a cheaper Bacaro in the streets nearby. Find out more here.
2. Palazzo Ducale
Moving from Piazza San Marco towards the Canal Grande you will see, on your left, Palazzo Ducale. Palazzo Ducale has been for centuries the political center of the Republic of Venice and, nowadays, it is a wonderful museum full of charm and history. If you can, take a guided tour to the hidden places of this great palace.
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An old, but spectacular Venetian tradition: Festa del Redentore is a big event taking place every year on the third Sunday of July.
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”