THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE

The Jewish Ghetto in Venice is a very particular area where I often go …it is near Santa Lucia, immediately after Ponte delle Guglie.

Did you know that the word ‘ghetto’ derives from the Venetian word ‘geto’?

In the early Middle Ages, in this part of the city there was an ancient foundry (a “geto” in Venetian) which was used to forge the bombarde, the small cannons of Venetian ships. When, for political reasons, in 1516 the Republic of the Serenissima established by law that all Jews should live and reside here, the population came mostly from Central Eastern Europe and it was precisely because of their pronunciation that the Venetian term “geto” , was crippled into “ghetto” (German read), originating the term we use today all over the world.

how to arrive to the jewish ghetto in Venice
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A SPECIAL VISIT IN THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO MUSEUM

Last Sunday we decided to have a visit at the Museum of Basilica di San Marco, and I have to confess you (it’s shameful, I know it 🙂 ) that it was my first time!

We went there at 13 am in order to avoid the crowd, and we were lucky…we entered immediately.

The first thing you see when you entered is this, and what can we say about it? It is amazing!!!

San Marco Mosaics at the enter of Basilica di San Marco Museum
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5 BEST BEACHES IN AND AROUND VENICE

You all know Venice for its architecture, culture, churches and food, but how many of you know Venice beaches? Yes, you can have some relax and tan in Venice, and I’m not talking of Venice Beach in California 🙂

Let’s see (in our opinion) 5 best beaches in and around Venice!

1. Lido di Venezia

lido di venezia
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A thin island that stretches for about twelve kilometers, it is bordered at the ends by the ports of San Nicolò and Malamocco, connected to Venice and equipped with roads, with a thirty-hectare pine forest behind of the sea and the Blue Flag which often rewards the cleanliness of the water.

Maybe you all know Lido di Venezia for the International Venice Film Festival, but we can assure you that the beach is very cool too!

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BACĂ€N BEACH: A SEASIDE VENICE

As all you know, bathing and swimming in the canals of Venice is severely forbidden. Not only because it’s extremely dangerous for boat traffic, but also because the waters of Venice are basically the drainages of the houses, so it’s really not recommended to have a bath, unless you want to get  every possible illness. However, worry not! Venice can offer a really good option, if you want to go the beach, and since it’s not that known by tourists, this area is generally really quiet and relaxing: we are talking about BacĂ n beach, located in the island of Saint Erasmo. Continue reading “BACĂ€N BEACH: A SEASIDE VENICE”

Basilica dei Frari : one of the most glorious churches of Venice

frari basilica

Did you know that Basilica dei Frari (shortly called ‘Frari‘) is the biggest church in Venice?

It is placed in the Campo dei Frari, in the Sestiere of San Polo and it is dedicated to Assumption of Maria.

frari location

If you have never been here I suggest to visit it… I always take my friends here and it has always a lot of success, not only for the dimensions, but for the art that it contains.

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TEATRO LA FENICE

Our motto is “Enjoy Venice in every sense” because we would like to spread the idea that Venice is not only tourism, but history, art and culture.

theatre la fenice

This is why in this post we would like to share the story of Teatro La Fenice, one of the most beautiful and famous theatres of all Europe. Continue reading “TEATRO LA FENICE”

VENETIAN BOOKSHOPS: VISITING, READING AND LOVING THEM!

Can’t leave your house without a book in your pocket?

Wherever you go, you don’t resist entering a library or a bookshop?

Are you a curious bookworm?

Well, if your answer is yes and you’re planning to visit Venice, this article can help you. We hope that also those people who don’t usually read could be interested, because we are going to describe the best (and strangest) Venetian places, where you can buy or be surrounded by books!

Acqua Alta Bookstore

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VENETIAN LIBRARIES

Welcome to our new section dedicated to students, people who decided to move to Venice or tourists who might be interested in tasting what is like to study in the floating city!

We hope it could help someone out and, of course, give you advise and useful tips to survive, especially if you’re thinking to become a “Ca’ Foscarino” (we talked about Ca’ Foscari university previously).

So, what’s the best requirement for a student to have, except for well organized skills and a good motivation? No, not a great wallet for all the spritz that you could buy between a lesson and another (even if it’s still a nice feature), rather a quiet and calm space to study: that’s why, in this article, we are going to explore some Venetian Ca’ Foscari libraries.

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