Category Archives: Santa Croce

  • Venice commercials

    The best commercials filmed in Venice

    How many postcard images of Venice come to mind in a second? Many, we are sure. Venice is without a doubt one of the most marvelous places on earth. It’s on the Top 10 list of cities photographed, regardless of its small dimensions. Therefore whoever wants something that captures your attention you can’t go wrong with a city like Venice. If you have some doubts just ask all advertisers from all over.  Continue reading

  • campanile madonna dell'orto

    Bell Towers you shouldn’t overlook in Venice

    They stand out between palaces and are scattered about Venice with calculated randomness. They are the Venetian Bell Towers. There are more than 100 (170 more or less when counting the island ones) and at first glance they can seem similar to each other. In reality they each have a different story and architecture.  Continue reading

  • san marco

    How to spend New Year’s in Venice

    There are things that at least once in your life, should be done. One of these things is to pass New Year’s in Venice. If in fact you have plans to spend time in Venice then why not choose the time of year that marks the beginning of a new one? But the reasons for visiting Venice during these days aren’t just astrological reasons.  Continue reading

  • venite MD

    What was Venice like in the 1500’s?

    It’s easy to get to know Venice today, even for those who have never been (but obviously it isn’t quite the same thing.) Books, stills, satellite photos: Venice has no secrets not even for those that live it through a computer screen or navigate through their smartphone.  That’s why the map of Venice of Jacopo de’ Barbari, Venetie MD, (see photo) is still very relevant and important today.  Continue reading

  • urbani

    5 Venetian Presents for Christmas

    Christmas, time for presents, even in Venice. The lagoon city is not only a large and open museum, it’s artwork diffused in every corner, and a concentrated with centuries of history. Even today Venice continues to make unique traditions that celebrate the made in Italy signature and experience handcrafted items on the most famous island in the world.  Continue reading

  • dolomites

    The Dolomites seen from Venice

    If something or anything could match the beauty of Venice than it is rightfully the Dolomites. It is a protected natural landmark of UNESCO that Mother Nature created. But with beauty comes competition: Beauty is Universal. And if instead you could sum up these wonders? (All those terrific images are by Nicolò Miana, great venetian photographer. Visit Continue reading

  • Christmas tree

    What to do in Venice during the Christmas Holidays

    If you’ve chosen to visit Venice during Christmas, you won’t regret it. The Christmas period is perfect to enjoy a romantic vacation surrounded by a one-of-a-kind winter atmosphere. Don’t expect polar weather (temperatures rarely drop below zero) but if your lucky you’ll be able to see the beautiful city under a mantle of light snow.  Continue reading

  • get to venice

    Every way to get to Venice

    There are obviously many ways. Venice is a world heritage site and everyone wants to see it.  Regardless of its uniqueness, and particular environment that surrounds it, you can reach Venice with practically every type of vehicle. By air and sea or train, you just have to choose which best suits you.    Continue reading

  • foggy venice

    What to do in Venice when there’s Fog

    Oh no, Foggy day. We’re in Venice, it happens. During the humid Autumn in a city on water it’s a condition that can verify itself easily. But there’s no need to despair, quite the opposite actually. In Venice the fog is an opportunity really. You’re not in a car so therefore not dangerous and it’s not raining (even if we know what to do when it rains in Venice). The atmosphere is mystical and hazy making it the perfect opportunity to travel on a magical adventure in this timeless city, in an even more unique scenery.

    Continue reading

  • acqua alta

    What is High Water in Venice?

    Acqua Alta or High Water: Venice comes straight to mind.  But what is it in reality? When does it happen? What are the causes? And most importantly what should we do when it happens? Here is some information that can be useful so that you aren’t left “soaking” during your Venetian stay.    Continue reading

  • san marco

    Everything you would have liked to know about Venice…

    … and you never dared asking

    Venice is so unique that even the most predictable questions aren’t so banal. Maybe we are little bias, but at least once in your life, you should visit Venice. You may have seen thousands of pictures, hundreds of videos and dozens of movies about Venice, but taking in its energy first-hand is another thing. So then for those who have only seen it from “outside” some of these questions aren’t so obvious. Here is some info to clear up some of your doubts or questions that might come to mind before visiting Venice.  Continue reading

  • Venice in Autumn

    5 reasons to visit Venice in autumn

    Venice is always marvelous. But every season holds different hues of beauty that exalt some of its qualities more than others. If hot summer nights embrace you in a festive energy, fall reserves unexpected surprises, like limpid sunsets and typical atmospheric phenomenon. Here then are some valid reasons to visit Venice in autumn.   Continue reading

  • summer of san martino

    The summer of San Martino in Venice

    With some exception, but there is nothing you can do: In Venice the summer of San Martino (Indian Summer) is (almost) always bound to happen. It’s a small bet, but November offers a lot of different and special sceneries in Venice. We’ve already touched upon water and fog – typical fall atmospheric conditions – but there are days, especially in these days, during this period, that make you think of springtime.  Continue reading

  • Historical museum Venice

    Not the usual museums in Venice

    How many museums are there in Venice? Many, but that’s not the point.  Venice is a unique city and when we visit it is definitely useful to change perspective now and then. Venice in itself is a large and open museum. Every Palace tells a story of the centuries, every church is an incredible masterpiece while every alleyway or campo rewards us with priceless architecture.  But obviously there are many and also very interesting traditional museums. The most famous you already know, so here then are some different ones but all the while valid alternatives to the most known ones.  Continue reading

  • vaporetto

    Where to get the Vaporetto in Venice

    No buses or subway system. Only boats. After all transportation in Venice isn’t by wheel but rather by floating. Ambulances, police, firemen all run by water in order to deal with emergencies faster. And it’s just the same for public transportation. Vaporetti (waterbuses), mostoscafi (taxis), motonavi (larger boat for transportation) and ferryboats guarantee connections everyday within the city and to islands among the lagoon.  Continue reading