Understanding Venice, Traveling Back in Time

The Lagoon is a gem in green and blue, and sometimes, in grey. Yet, beyond beauty and colors, she is a living organism to be valued, even more so in our times. She has been home to three ancient cultures,¬†feeding the colorful settlements they built, called Le Venetie, the small Venices,¬†since the year 2100 BC.…

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Unexpected Views – 725 Days in the Life of the Rialto Bridge

As promised in our first post in 2018, we are now setting out to show you more of the lively initiatives launched by Venetians and artists living and working here. Above all, and that’s a personal interest of mine, it will be visual gifts we receive from photographers and painters. Reflecting on landmark sights in…

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Celebrating La Festa della Madonna della Salute – Glossary and Guide

Last updated on 20 November 2018 On 21 November 2018, Venice will be celebrating, for the 388th time in a row, La Festa della Madonna della Salute. Venetians have always loved this quiet day, which starts out dark usually. But then – many candles will be lit at the Basilica. This feast is so much…

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I Sapori della Mezzastagione – Culinary Treats for Halloween and All Saints Day in Venice

Call the last few days of October and first two weeks of November in Venice mezza stagione, mid-season. We are half way through autumn, acqua alta will soon become a very real part of daily life in town. And the change in the season is now palpable .. it’s impossible not to notice the bright…

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Four Views from the Campanile – Telling Venetian History in a Different Manner

Seeing Venice and the Lagoon from the Campanile often starts or “wraps up” a visit to Piazza San Marco. Even more so when you are visiting Venice for the first time! But there’s so much more than just admiring the view or getting oriented. A visit to the Campanile can be a journey back in…

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Stories about Venetian Wine – From Spice Country to Wine from the Seven Islands

In early autumn, I love exploring the area around San Francesco della Vigna. On my way to this church and monastery, I walk towards Fondamente Nuove, enjoying the clear sky and view stretching towards the Alpine mountain tops that you can make out in the distance. After all, October is considered the month of the…

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