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Venice: the town of coffee

Venice coffee

Venice and coffee: do you know that coffe was made well-known throughout Europe by the beautiful city of the Serenissima? Our story begins with Gianfrancesco Morosini, the Venetian ambassador in Constantinople during the sixteenth century, who first described coffee as a black water drunk by the Turks and produced by a seed called kahve: it was supposed to have miraculous properties, including that of preventing people from falling asleep...

In Venice with your kids: some insider tips!

Venice with kids

Venice with your kids: we must say that this is a marvelous city but, in order not to bore our little fellow travelers, we can not exaggerate with visits to churches and museums. Thus, every now and then, we believe it is important to make something dedicated to their pure fun and so we have prepared this small list of ideas where to find the ideal solution to make everyone happy and make the all family enjoy the holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Burnano: the Venice island of the art of lace

The art of lace Burano

Burano, one of the Venice islands, was a fishermen place and it seems that the art of lace has flourished right there as a female counterpart to the realization of fishing nets. The history of Burano lace is fascinating because, from a very poor activity, it has been transformed into an element of excellence able to embellish the cloaks and clothes of emperors and queens ...

Venetian Carnival: the Festa delle Marie

Venice carnival

The Festa delle Marie is one of the core events of the venetian Carnival: it is the revival of the famous kidnapping and rescue of twelve brides which took place in Venice at the time of the Doge Candiano III. It was 943 and the story is one of the most involving of the venetian long history. Stay with us and keep on reading!!

Islands of Venice: San Lazzaro degli Armeni

San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Vencie island

The islands of Venice are real jewels: they are very different from each other and they all jealously guard a part of the city history. Visiting at least some of them is essential to make the holiday unique and unforgettable, especially for those who love the most hidden and true Venice ... today, we intrduce you to a very special island: San Lazzaro degli Armeni.

The narrowest calle in Venice

calli di venezia

The narrowest calle in Venice is Calletta Varisco and it is only 53 cm wide. However, the city has many calle like this one… follow us to discover the many little jewels which are part of a Venice that is not very well-known but amazingly charming!

New year’s eve holidays in Venice: little secrets

Holiday in Venice

From the beginning of December to the first days of January, Venice is as beautiful as ever. Little lights everywhere, exhibitions and concerts… but also the cosy Christmas markets, the ice skating rink in San Polo, the choirs of children or adults standing in the campi and campielli to sing for the people passing by…

The enthralling story of the Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bidge, Venice

The story of the Rialto Bridge begins in the XII century when the 121 little islands of Venice were not connected by bridges yet. At first, it was only made by wood boards put on several boats: as time passed, however, it was differently designed and realized with different kinds of materials… do you want to know how it became one of the most famous bridges in the world? So keep on reading…

Venice insights: Rialto fish market

Rialto Fish Market

The Rialto fish market is one of the most exciting and original places in Venice. In there, together with the amazing variety of typical venetian fish, you can experience a very magic and genuine venetian atmosphere, especially if you go there in the early morning…

How to recognise a synagogue into the Venetian Ghetto

Venezia Ghetto

Starting from the XVI century, when the Jewish people were confined by the Serenissima into the venetian Ghetto, many interesting things happened to the architecture and the organization of the area

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