When it comes to talk about Venetian bridges, everyone immediately thinks of the extraordinary Ponte di Rialto or the romantic Ponte dei Sospiri (“bridge of sighs”).
The other useful constructions that are essential to walk across the water in Venice are, sadly, almost unknown.
Continue reading “TOP 5 VENETIAN BRIDGES YOU CAN’T MISS”
Venice is an amazing city and I think everybody can confirm it, but when you watch a movie, most of the times it is set in USA (New York, LA, …) or in London. Even if we think to movies set in Italy, many times you see Rome or Tuscany…what about movies set in Venice???
Keep calm, because there are some great films that are set in Venice and now we’ll see the most important (at least in our opinion 🙂 )
1. The Tourist
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It’s February and just this means many things.
First of all, it’s Carnival: a crazy time to be in Venice, as we said here.
Secondly, it’s time to watch Sanremo Festival. Some of you may know Sanremo Festival as the Italian selection for the Eurovision song contest, but Sanremo Festival is much more. Continue reading “VENETIAN LAGOON”
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”
Recently, I was thinking to last year Redentore (here you find the post) and I noticed we had not written anything about Giudecca; the wonderful island hosting us that day.
Continue reading “GIUDECCA: A RELAXING ISLAND”
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”
For centuries, the Arsenal of Venice (l’Arsenale) has been the industrial hearth of the Republic and one of the oldest factories in the world. It included a real assembly line.
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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”