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.
Continue reading “SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE”
Sometime water covers the city of Venice, creating the famous phenomenon called “Acqua Alta” or “high water”.
During Acqua Alta episodes, water floods the city covering streets and making it difficult to walk around. Continue reading “ACQUA ALTA OR HIGH WATER”
Venice is visited every year by millions of tourists. More than six millions people visit Venice every year staying overnight, without counting the many coming from outside everyday.
Can you imagine the impact of this mass of tourists on the historic part of Venice, which is inhabited by only 60 thousands people? It may really tackle its fragile balance. Continue reading “# RESPECT ENJOY VENICE”
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”
Visiting Venice in one day is a challenge rather impossible to accomplish.
Continue reading “VENICE IN ONE DAY (OR EVEN LESS!)”
Regatta has been the favorite subject for many painters when they wanted to depict a festive Venice. Since the birth of Venice, Venetians started to organize boat races, which were later transformed into organized regattas.
Continue reading “THE HISTORIC REGATTA”