An old, but spectacular Venetian tradition: Festa del Redentore is a big event taking place every year on the third Sunday of July.
It reminds the Venetian Senate decision to build the Chiesa del Redentore (Redeemer’s Church) as an ex-vote for the liberation of the city from the black death of 1575-1577, a plague that caused the death of more than a third of the city’s population in just two years. Continue reading “Festa del Redentore”
Where: San Marco Square
By water-bus lines :
1 ( about 40 minutes)
51 direct (about 20 minutes)
2 direct ( about 30 minutes)
- From the Train Station (Santa Lucia):
By water-bus lines :
1 ( about 35minutes)
51 direct ( about 25 minutes)
2 direct ( about 25 minutes)
On foot it takes about 30-45 minutes to reach it from either locations.
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Punta della Dogana is one of our favorite places in Venice. It is locate in Sestiere of Dorsoduro.
Vaporetti: Line 1, Salute stop
Line 5.1, 5.2, 6 Spirito Santo stop
When: Everyday, anytime.
Tips: Take a glass of Prosecco in a bar nearby, sit down on the edge and enjoy the show!
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Where: Piazza San Marco
When: October and November 9.00 – 19.00, from November to April 9.30 – 15.45, from April to to June 9.00 – 19.00, from July to September 9.00 – 21.00. Ticket Office closing one hour before.
Prices: € 8
€ 4 Reduced
Tips: Enjoy the view on a clear sky day or at sunset.
Nestled in the heart of St. Mark’s Square, the the bell tower “il Campanile”,
usually called “El Paron de casa”, i.e. the house owner, may go unnoticed. Once you know its history, this won’t happen.
Almost 100 meter tall, it is one of the highest bell towers in Italy. Its simplicity makes it so charming. The red bricks are interrupted by the whiteness of the bell chamber. At the top the gold statue of Archangel Gabriel.
The original building was a lighthouse of the IXth century, while the actual Campanile is the result of subsequent works.
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