Venice

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!!

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…

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.