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Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

The renewed Glass Museum of Murano

Murano Glass Museum

The Glass Museum of Murano has been renewed and now it is really worth a visit. From the story of this amazing material up to the best examples of chraftsmanships, the museum offers an unforgettable experience. You can book your visit even online!

Here find some tips to enjoy your stay in Venice!

How to live Venice

Would you like some insider tips to experience Venice without worries? The city, as a matter of fact, is very friendly. However, there are some things to know in order not to get into ‘not very welcoming’ situations. How to live Venice? Here you are!

Venice: where the ‘perfume’ was invented…

venezia perfumes

Not a lot of people know that the perfume, as we know it today, was invented in Venice. Our story begins at the beginning of the XII century when the only way of getting a special fragrance for the body was to use an oily balm (the unguentum) which, however, was not very effective

Venice carnival events: historical play

Venice carnival events
During the Venice carnival, one of the most hilarious events is the one dedicated to an historical fact that happened in Venice in 1162. One bull, twelve breads and twelve pigs… read more and let yourself be amused by the creativity and the unique soul of the venetian people!
 
It was 1162, when the Doge Michiel II won the rebellion of the Patriarca Ulderico di Aquileia followed by twelve rebels lords.

The frittelle, venice carnival traditional food

Venice Carnival traditional food

During the Venice carnival, the traditional food as far as sweets are concerned are the frittelle, called in venetian also fritole or frìtoa. The frittelle have a story which began before the XIV century: get to know it and let your carnival in Venice will be even more sweet!

Venetian carnival masks: what are the most traditional ones?

Venetian carneval masks
When we talk about venetian carnival masks we always think of Arlecchino or Pantalone… However, the first masks used by the venetian where different and definitively more original.

Why the railway station of Venice is called Santa Lucia?

Santa Lucia Venice

When you arrive to the railway station of Santa Lucia in Venice you are usually in a rush or you are too happy to ask yourself any question. However, the story of the name given to the railway station, Santa Lucia, is deeply related to Venice and to the story of the 'famous'  Santa Lucia

The venetian water wells: the art of engineering treasures

The wells of Venice

The venetian water wells: have you noticed how many there are in Venice? But how do you think they work since the underground of Venice has no water at all? And have you notice that they are all located in the middle of large areas such as the ones of campi or campielli?

Madonna della Salute festival, Venice 2016

Salute festival venice 2016

The Madonna della Salute festival, Venice 21st November 2016: this is a date not to be missed by anyone who really loves Venice and its most deeply felt recurring events. The feast of the Madonna della Salute is not about colours, music, enchanting atmospheres but it is something that truly belongs to the place and it has been going on, year by year, for more than four-hundred years…

Venetian gondola: the meaning of its iron prow

venetian gondola

When you look at a ventian gondola, it is impossible not to notice the metal blade which is on the prow of the boat. Have you ever asked yourself why it is there? Is it functional or just a decoration? Does it have a symbolic meaning? If you are curious, thus follow us in our little trip into the mysterious and magical world of the fero da prora

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