RIALTO BRIDGE

ponte di rialtoRialto 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”

THE IMPORTANCE TO GET LOST IN VENICE

Before setting off on a trip to Venice for the Festa del Redentore, we made ourselves a must-see list. There were so many things that we wanted to look into: museums, restaurants, entertainments, monuments, landscapes, etc… One thing we learned is that there is no such thing as useless as a list to planning a trip to Venice. Unlike any other city, it’s important to get lost in Venice.fireworks redentore

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10 PLACES TO VISIT IN VENICE

Venice is an open air museum and it was hard to select the ten places you cannot miss in Venice, but we made our best for you!! This list of 10 places to visit in Venice provides you with the best places to get the best experience possible from your trip to Venice.

1. Piazza San Marco and BasilicaSaint Mark's square

Saint Mark Area is the very center of Venice history and power. From here, you can feel and understand the greatness of a city that has been a leading trade power back in the past.

In this area, you can’t miss a visit to the Basilica or to the bell tower. Try to avoid the expensive bar in the square in favour of a cheaper Bacaro in the streets nearby. Find out more here.

2. Palazzo DucaleVenice quiet

Moving from Piazza San Marco towards the Canal Grande you will see, on your left, Palazzo Ducale. Palazzo Ducale has been for centuries the political center of the Republic of Venice and, nowadays, it is a wonderful museum full of charm and history. If you can, take a guided tour to the hidden places of this great palace.

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Festa del Redentore

An old, but spectacular Venetian tradition: Festa del Redentore is a big event taking place every year on the third Sunday of July.fireworks festa del redentore

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”

TRIP IN TORCELLO

When I went  to Torcello  for the first time, with my girlfriend, I was very sceptical about it. When you arrive there with the ferry-boat, taken from Burano, you have the feeling that there is nothing there, but then you discover that it is … particular and beautiful 🙂

As I said, you arrive with the ferry boat and then you have to follow a pathway: on your right there is a canal and on your left there are fields with weeds.

While you are walking you think ‘but where am I? There is nothing here’ until you find on the right a strange bridge, called ‘Devil’s Bridge​’ (Ponte del Diavolo) .

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