WALKING AROUND VENICE!

Italy is gradually starting to wake up from the long semi-lockdown which has paralyzed the country for the past months. However, things are slowly changing; more and more people are getting vaccinated and the virus, even if it is still around, seems to have weaken a bit. So, why don’t take advantage of the good weather and go to Venice? Today we are going to take a long relaxing walk, giving a look around and visiting places which are always so nice to see!

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FROM BRUSSELS TO VENICE: LAURE’S EXPERIENCE

I met Laure many years ago, during the Carnival in the famous parade of Festa delle Marie. I have always been very curious about her experience and that’s because we interviewed her last week, in order to discover what took her from Brussels to Venice!

So…who is Laure Jacquemin and what has taken her to move from Brussels to Venice?

Laure is a Belgian girl that has lived in Venice for 10 years and as happened many times, she moved in Italy for love..not for the love of Venice, but for the love of her Italian husband.

If you see her Instagram profile you can see that Laure is an amazing photographer, but surprisingly I discovered that she started her path as photographer here in Venice…ten years ago!

Laure a Belgian photographer in Venice
©Laure Jacquemin
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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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COCAI EXPRESS: FOOD DELIVERY IN VENICE

Last Monday we had a call with two founders of Cocai Express, a new food delivery start up born in Venice during the lockdown with the aim of helping local restaurants to deliver food for Venetian citizens.

Don’t be scary, you’ll not receive your food through seagulls (in this case I don’t think that you’d receive anything 🙂 ), but Cocai runners are guys that will take you the food that you’ve ordered through the App.

cocai express food delivery venice
Cocai Express App
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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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