Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

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 guest!

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!!

The yellow plum of Lio Piccolo is a real specialty that can only be found in Venice between the end of June and the beginning of August. Small, tasty and soft, it is grown on the small island and sold only in the greengrocers of the city because this fruit is so delicate that it does not support long transport. A real rarity, therefore, dedicated to true venetian admirers ...

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...

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!

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 ...

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!