Category Archives: Santa Croce

  • The most beautiful palaces in Venice (that you can visit)

    Venice in its glory had more than 300,000 inhabitants. A lot of people for such a small island. And if the residents were many, there wasn’t a shortage of noble families (or wealthy merchants as a matter of fact.) Therefore, to emerge on a social level it was necessary to demonstrate in a tangible way their wealth. What more evident way than to construct grander and more magnificent palaces? Here then are some exemplary  “artistic brick ” buildings built from the 1300’s and on from the show-off competition.  Continue reading

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    5 Things to do to get to know the real Venice

    Vacationing in Venice isn’t enough to get to know the heart and soul of the city. It’s a bit of a Venetian philosophy: Venice is a secretive city that should be revealed a little bit at a time. Here are some suggestions to start off on the right foot and explore the long love story of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Continue reading

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    What are the Regate in Venice

    You can’t take away Venice’s traditions. During the centuries, Venice has tried to remain authentic, in spite of it all. Today it still offers some collective rituals that help relive the traditions of the Serenissima Republic or just simply help the few Venetian habitants enjoy the marvelous island. The Venetian Regattas are one of these traditions.  Continue reading

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    What are the Scuole Grandi of Venice?

    Don’t worry they aren’t literally big schools.  If you visit them you won’t find hundreds of students outside or professors waiting for class to end. Nothing of the sort, rather the Scuole Grandi, that transcend even today guard values and traditions, without forgetting its artistic importance. Continue reading

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    Venice: Alleyways, Fondamente, Rio and Salizada

    Venice is a unique city and as we have already seen has its own dictionary. But when streets and piazze are mentioned we are convinced we know what they mean.  But Venice is even unique in this sense: there aren’t streets or cars, but alleyways (calli) and smaller alleys (callette); no piazze but squares, no rivers but canals and rii. Here are some suggestions in orientating and getting accustomed to these names.   Continue reading

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    The 2016 Art shows in Venice

    Venice is as we know a museum in itself. For Art and architecture lovers, this city represents the perfect go to place even without having to enter historical museums. In springtime, Venice transforms itself every year in the capital of contemporary art thanks to the exhibitions of the Biennale Art and Architecture and the exhibitions organized in museums Pinault, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

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    Carnival masks in Venice

    Venice and Carnival, perfect combination. Not only for the centuries of historical importance but this festivity is another reason to come visit the city in winter. Nowadays, during Carnival period you can see people in various costumes and masks strut along the street, from classical attire to characters inspired by movies or video games.   Continue reading

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    The Alternative Carnival in Venice 2016

    We’ve already seen the more exclusive parties in Venice during Carnival. Good, but you can still live this exciting celebration without spending crazy prices or getting an almost impossible invite. The Carnival atmosphere invades the whole city and during this period, there are many historical palaces, hotels and bars of all types, rigorously masked, all with the desire to have fun in Venice for Carnival.  Continue reading

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    What to eat in Venice during Carnival

    During Carnival every trick counts. That’s what’s said around these parts. But in reality when you talk about food and sweets in Venice and in Italy you don’t joke at all. Every party (and every region) – even during different periods of the year – has its typical plates and carnival is no exception.  Continue reading

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    The Dream Parties of The Venetian Carnival 2016

    You can say a lot of things about Venetians but one thing you can’t say is that they don’t know how to have fun. And the Venetian Carnival is the perfect occasion.  The parties organized in historical palaces throughout the city during this period are really famous and the hunt for an invite has become even more difficult to get.  Continue reading