Located in the bustling Piazza San Marco, the Clock Tower of St. Mark’s Square (Italian: Torre dell’Orologio) is a must-see attraction for any visitor to the beautiful city of Venice. Built in the 15th century, this stunning architectural masterpiece has been a symbol of the city for centuries and remains one of the most iconic landmarks in Venice to this day.Continue reading “The Clock Tower of St. Mark’s Square”
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!!!Continue reading “A SPECIAL VISIT IN THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO MUSEUM”
RUGADORO BY SARAH ZANARELLA – SPECIAL VENETIAN MASKS
written by Behind Venice, pics by Behind Venice
Today we bring you “virtually” in a workshop placed a few steps from the Rialto Bridge: Rugadoro. It is the masks atelier owned by Sarah Zanarella, a girl originally from Vicenza. Continue reading “RUGADORO BY SARAH ZANARELLA – SPECIAL VENETIAN MASKS”
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”
SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO: 5 REASONS TO VISIT IT
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)
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TRADIONAL “FESTA DELLE MARIE”
[English version below]
Fin dall’inizio del IX secolo il 2 Febbraio di ogni anno, giorno della purificazione di Maria, 12 ragazze del popolo scelte per rappresentare la città, si radunavano insieme ai loro promessi sposi nella chiesa di San Pietro di Castello per ricevere la benedizione nuziale. Continue reading “TRADIONAL “FESTA DELLE MARIE””
CARNIVAL 2018: A FABULOUS NIGHT – “Minuetto al Ridotto”
Once in a lifetime, everyone should try the Venetian carnival, in its most authentic and magical form: a masked ball in the splendid setting of a Venetian palace.
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CARNEVALE 2018: UNA NOTTE DA FAVOLA – “Minuetto al Ridotto”
Una volta nella vita tutti dovrebbero provare il carnevale veneziano, nella sua forma più autentica e magica: un ballo in maschera nella splendida cornice di un palazzo veneziano.
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GIULIA AND HER EXPERIECE IN THE ‘FESTA DELLE MARIE’
[English Translation Provided Below]
I primi di Febbraio 2017 mi sono iscritta alla selezione per la Festa delle Marie, inizialmente l’ho presa subito come un gioco, visto il numero di ragazze iscritte, non sapevo se ce l’avrei fatta a diventare una delle dodici. Continue reading “GIULIA AND HER EXPERIECE IN THE ‘FESTA DELLE MARIE’”
It is almost impossible to describe what is the Venice Carnival. There would be too much to say about its history, traditions and events. Take this post as it is: a brief introduction.
Carnival is held every year, during Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso) and Ash Wednesday (Mercoledì delle Ceneri), which is forty days before Easter and during the weekend before. Continue reading “VENICE CARNIVAL”