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Christmas is a special time worldwide, but if there’s one place that knows how to turn this holiday into a magical experience, it’s Venice. The city on water lights up with sparkling lights, its canals resonate with Christmas carols, and the air is filled with the scents of culinary delights. Here’s what makes Christmas 2023 in Venice a unique and unforgettable experience.



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Venice is a little, unique, jewel city that was built on a series of islands connected by canals and bridges. Venice has long been known for its picturesque beauty, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage. However, in recent years, Venice has faced a growing threat: the sinking of its foundations.

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Venice has recently experienced a new case of extreme low tide, which is a quite rare, but not entirely unknown, phenomenon for this city.

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The city of Venice, renowned for being a floating city, these days is facing an extreme case of “bassa marea” (i.e. low tide) which is drying up Venetian canals, causing concern and curiosity among locals and tourists alike.


The History and Origins of Venice’s Carnival

The Venice Carnival is an internationally renowned event that takes place annually in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. Known for its elaborate costumes, masks, and parties, the carnival draws visitors from all over the world to experience the unique and ancient tradition. But have you ever wondered about the history and origins of this spectacular event and the iconic masks that have become synonymous with it?

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The Delicious Tradition of Risotto di Go in Venice

If you’re a foodie visiting Venice, Italy, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try risotto di go, a traditional Venetian dish made with goby fish. This delicious and flavorful dish has a long history in the city and is a staple of Venetian cuisine.

Risotto di go, also known as “risi e bisi” or “little rice and peas,” is made with goby fish, a type of small, bony fish that is found in the lagoon around Venice. The goby is combined with rice, peas, and other vegetables to create a creamy and flavorful risotto. It is often garnished with grated cheese and served as a main course.
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This month we will sadly end this wonderful collection of posts about the industrial side of Venice by talking about Ex Junghans Area, placed in Giudecca Island.

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Personality: Cino Zucchi.

Place: Area Ex Junghans.


Area Ex Junghans

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As we have explained here, Giudecca was the industrial heart of Venice. Here, for instance, was placed Molino Stucky factory and also the Junghans factory.

As some of you may know, Junghans is a worldwide famous watch and clock manufacturer. Founded in Germany on 15 April 1861, at the beginning of XX century it owned the largest clock factory in the world.

Besides that, Junghans decided to build a clock factory in Giudecca Island which was later converted in a war factory during World War II. Here, the war production continued after the end of the war.

Only at the beginning of the 1990s the Municipality of Venice launched a call for projects with the aim to change the industrial area in a modern residential neighbourhood.

In 1995 Cino Zucchi, an Italian architect, won the call and so the renovation of the Junghans area could begin.

Cino Zucchi

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Cinzo Zucchi was born in Milano in 1955 and graduated in Architettura at the Politecnico di Milano in 1979. Nowadays, he has become a worldwide famous architect.

According to Zucchi Venice “necessita di tecniche progettuali articolate, che sappiano stabilire chiari obiettivi generali e al contempo attivare comportamenti pragmatici, flessibili, circostanziati”.

Freely translated “Venice requires articulated design techniques, which are able to establish clear general objectives and at the same time trigger pragmatic, flexible, detailed behaviours”.

In accordance with this statement, the renovation of Junghans Area was described as a “microsurgery”, meaning some places were radically renovated while others were only partially modified.

Zucchi designed 5 different residential buildings to explore the theme of living (one is presented in the trittico). The intervention involved the construction of a new canal and a new dock, preserving the pattern that characterized the Venetian spatial sequences: calli, campi, canals, public and private gardens. Thus, the contemporary architectures perfectly cohabit with the ancient parts of the island.

Without doubts, the projected renovation proved to be a good plan for Venice. Nowadays Junghans Area is a pleasant neighbourhood hosting, among others, a Theatre, shops and housing.