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  • Enjoy a Fantastic Italian Holiday at the Residence Galleria Gran Mado in Caorle near Venice

    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Enjoy a carefree holiday in the Italian seaside town of Caorle when you book accommodation at the Residence Galleria Gran Mado. You benefit from self-catering accommodation that's ideal for families or small groups, sleeping up to five people... continue

  • Live La Dolce Vita in Eraclea Mare

    written by Emilio Aronica

    Located in Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia region, famed for it's wines and cuisine, Eraclea Mare is a beautiful town and makes for a peaceful and pleasant holiday destination. Eraclea sits on the coast of the Adriatic sea and as such... continue

  • Hotel Le Tegnue ****

    written by Italy Visit

    Le Tegnùe is an hotel dedicated to the sea, located on the Venetian Lagoon, in the town of Sottomarina, close to the town of Chioggia and its delicate pastel marine colors. Hotel Le Tegnue is not only a beautiful sea hotels it also greatly respects... continue

  • Fire Festival, 15th August

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    As tradition, Jesolo Lido prepares to salute the mid of August with a great classic for the Costa Veneziana: a succession of fireworks to leave all with nose up.The event will begin at approximately 22:30 dall'Arenile in Piazza Brescia, but the show... continue

  • Ponte di Rialto

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The very first step on the Grand Canal was a boat bridge built in the twelfth century by the same architect of the columns on the Piazzetta San Marco, Nicolò Barattieri. The name of this bridge, called Ponte della Moneta, was due to the presence of... continue

  • The Bridge of Sighs

    written by Cedric Mills

    In the second half of the sixteenth century Antonio da Ponte ordered the construction of new prisons, which were built in 1600 by Antonio Contin. Up to this time, Palazzo Ducale had hosted, in addition to the apartment of the Doge, the seat of the... continue

  • The Square of Saint Mark

    written by Cedric Mills

    Its appearance is the result of projects more and more consciously by the City itself over the centuries. Here was located the high power for over a millennium. At the same time, it was the meeting point between different people, sharing the history... continue

  • Palazzo Ducale

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    There is no definite information of how it was this building that stood in place of the palace, but it was a kind of fortress with massive walls and towers. It was isolated by a canal and there were public post offices, the courthouse and the... continue

  • Cannaregio

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The main waterway is the Cannaregio Canal, which e connects the Grand Canal and the lagoon. It is the only channel inside the old town, over the Grand Canal, where the boats can pass. And it is only crossed by two bridges, of which one is the Ponte... continue

  • The Academy

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    In the Fall of 1750, following the decision of the Senate, the Academy opened its doors to the prestigious school with 36 teachers, which were chosen each academic year for the four core subjects. These were "figure", "sculpture", "portrait",... continue

  • Church of Saint Mary of the Friars

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The first church of Santa Maria Gloriosa and the adjoining monastery formed the Franciscan friars in the 13th century, having reclaimed the land. At that time it was a small church; in a hundred years it has expanded twice to accommodate the... continue

  • The Ca' D'oro

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    It was built for Marino Contarini, son of Antonio Contarini, Procurator of St Mark in the first half of '400. The previous building was partially demolished and incorporated into the new one. Ca'd'Oro is a very small but beautiful building, another... continue

  • Venice's Carnival

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    If you have a chance, you must visit Venice during their annual Carnival and have your photo taken with these interesting carnival characters. The Venetian Carnival, or Carnevale, is Venice's response to the Mardi Gras.For ten days before Lent each... continue

  • Santa Maria della Salute

    written by Cedric Mills

    Perched at the mouth of the Grand Canal, the great white-domed edifice has occupied a pivotal point on the Venetian skyline for more than 350 years. Santa Maria della Salute was built in 1631 to fulfill a pledge made a year earlier by the... continue

  • The Jewish Ghetto

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The history of Venice is not all about romantic canals and evocative gothic and renaissance art; it has its not so pleasant moments. The former Jewish quarters centered around Campo del Ghetto Nuovo is regarded as the world's first ghetto - in the... continue

  • Rialto's food market

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Since 1097, fish and other fresh produce have been sold at this very exchange, known as il Mercato di Rialto. Little has changed since ancient times, for the market receives the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists alike, even if only the locals... continue

  • A little Venice: The Isle of Murano

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    A mini Venice complete with its own Grand Canal, Murano is a separate archipelago of islands located about 10-15 minutes by boat north of Venice. Historically, it was a separate town, but in modern times it merged with the Venice commune. Although... continue

  • The Canal Grande

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    One of the best ways to see the wonderful palazzi along the grand canal is to take a vaporetto ride. Grab a seat with a view near the end of the line and enjoy a ride up or down the length of the canal. The ticket will cost you 6.50 Euro, if you... continue

  • Bridge of Sighs

    written by Andrew adams

    One of Venice's most famous bridges, il Ponte dei Sospiri, known in English as the Bridge of Sighs, connects the Palazzo Ducale with the Prigione Nuove, i.e. the new prisons of the Doge's Palace. Its name derived from supposed sighs of the criminals... continue

  • Saint Mark's Square

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice. It provides the setting for two of the city's foremost buildings - Basilica San Marco and the Doge's Palace. The piazza's most distinctive monuments are the two columns near the waterfront, brought from... continue

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