Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

Discovering Venice

Sant’Elena is a district of Venice located at the eastern end of Castello. In the past, this area was only an uninhabited lagoon. In the 1920s, however, it was decided to reclaim the land and to build a new residential area. The district architecture was mainly realized into  venetian style even if there are also buildings inspired by the architectural current of Italian rationalism then in vogue.

Elisabetta Caminer was the first woman in Italy to found and direct a magazine that was soon distributed throughout Europe: we are talking about the Giornale Enciclopedico which used to bring together historical, literary and scientific news ... all selected and translated by this amazing and tireless woman!!

The island of Sant'Angelo della Polvere once housed a convent of Benedictine nuns.  This nunnery went down in history for a funny episode that involved the fishermen of Pellestrina and Malamocco islands (and their wives!!) ... keep on reading and immerge yourself into the secret world of the medieval Venice…

We are glad to announce that the Navy Historical Museum of Venice has reopened!

La Fenice is the most famous theater in Venice: but why give a theater the name of a mythological figure? In order to understand it, we must recall the history of the theater which is very similar to that of the phoenix, or bird of fire, capable of being reborn from its ashes after death.

Harry's Bar is one of the most famous places in Venice. Ernest Hemingway, Arturo Toscanini, Somerset Maugham and many other famous writers and actors have been there. The place is absolutely astonishing but its story is even more charming. We can say that it begins well before May 13, 1931, when Giuseppe Cipriani inaugurated his successful business in Calle Vallaresso 1323…

Piazzetta San Marco is the part of the famous square that is located at the entrance of the Marciana area towards the pier and the San Marco basin. This part of the square has always welcomed the visitors of the city that came from the sea and therefore has always been considered a very special place, starting from its two enigmatic columns...

Venice and its islands: a wonderful itinerary full of charm that can not be missed during a vacation in this beautiful city. Murano, Torcello, Vignole… but if you are looking for something amazing and not very well known, you should go to Burano and than to Mazzorbo.

If you like to try the best Venetian pasta you must go for the bigoli in salsa! The bigoli are a special shape of pasta very similar to the Italian spaghetti and the sauce is a fish-based recipe with a special touch… find the ‘how to make it’ in this article and get your Venetian insider tip so to surprise all your guests!

Ca’ Dario is a beautiful XV century palace located right along the Canal Grande. Its architecture is astonishing as well as its finishing in Renaissance style. The legend, however, says that everyone who becomes the owner of this place is fated to go bankrupted or to die for a violent death... do you know that this is actually the truth? Read here all the story and decide if you want to buy this mysterious place or not!!