Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

Discovering Venice

Located in San Polo, the most charming sestiere in Venice, it is ideal for 4 persons

Among the best apartments in Castello (Venice), it sleeps up to 6 people

A lovely apartment to rent in Dorsoduro Venice for six guests.

Dorsoduro, Venice: are you looking for a stylish apartment for rental? Thus, have a look to our Ca’ del Redentore, a super-bright and comfortable flat located just in the centre of this amazing Sestiere. Fully equipped, this place will be your perfect accommodation for an unforgettable holiday in one of the most beautiful city in the world.

 

From 1500 to 1700 Venice was one of the greatest power in the world and all the aspects of its political, economical and everyday life were impeccably organized. Among the numerous institutions, the Militia de Mar was one of the most important since it administrated probably the major source of power and earnings: the Navy…!

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco, in San Polo, was founded in 1478 by a consistent group of very rich venetians. But what were these schools about? What position did they have in Venice? And why the Scuola di San Rocco is called in this way? Let yourself be amazed by this little journey into the history of Venice…

Have you ever noticed that the Venetian gondoliers stands while they row and that they have only one oar?

In the extremely original world of Venetian ladies, a very particular item of clothing spread between the 15th and 17th centuries: we are talking about a kind of slipper raised 50 centimeters off the ground: the so-called calcagnetti ...

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!!