Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

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!!

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.

Among the traditional venetian recipes for Christmas, the Venetian PINZA is one of the oldest and best known. The PINZA is a rustic dessert that was prepared in the houses of fishermen or ordinary people: since it was made to celebrate the holidays, this was, however, richer than the usual desserts and was often made special by the fantasy of the hostess ...

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!

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 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…

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…

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

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!

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!