Category Archives: Santa Croce

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    6 Tricks to avoid getting lost in Venice

    Even if getting lost in Venice could seem like a good idea (and sometimes we suggest this) often it can result disorienting with the alleys and campielli. So when you are looking for something specific like a palace or museum you can easily find yourself off-route.  But with a few steps to follow you’ll see its possible not to get lost in Venice.  Continue reading

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    The most beautiful hidden campi in Venice

    Campi (squares) and campielli (smaller squares) are scattered about Venice. Traditionally in medieval times this term was diffused throughout all of Italy.  Today there are few examples found around in the peninsula (like campo De’ Fiori), substituted by “piazza”. On the otherhand Venice, a city that strives on being unique, there is only one Piazza – Piazza San Marco – and as for campos there are about a dozen.  Continue reading

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    5 things to know about a Gondola

    Gondola. Try to think of another boat as well known as this one. Difficult right? The Gondola’s curves come to mind and everyone, at least once in their life, would like to go for a ride. The Gondola owes its popularity to the symbolic value it represents for Venice: an ingenious example of nautical engineering that quickly became an enduring success over the centuries.    Continue reading

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    Spritz in Venice: how to drink one?

    Did you know that drinking a spritz can be considered a rebellious act? Well, more or less. The aperitif Spritz is a Venetian must: take everything away from them but not their spritz. Often the drinks origins are confused with legends so much that in many cities in and out of  the Veneto region claim to be the birthplace. Continue reading

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    How to not look like a tourist in Venice

    Every year more that 24 million tourists arrive in Venice. That isn’t a few. And if you don’t want to feel like your part of the masses, there are certainly some tricks to adopt to not seem like a tourist in Venice (apart from booking a nice apartment in Venice instead of an anonymous hotel) and enjoy the satisfying and memorable “slow” vacation.  Continue reading

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    The best original Venetian Stores

    You’ve finally arrived in Venice. Exactly: it’s just as you imagined.  The city on water continues to be a surprise, every corner gives a new emotion to feel. It’s natural, even if you’ve just recently arrived, you are already thinking about the nostalgia you’ll have for the island when leaving. The remedy? Visit some of the best shops to purchase items to remember your Venetian stay.  Continue reading

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    The best traditional Venetian dishes

    You can say a lot about Venetians, but you can’t say that don’t love to eat and drink well. They may not be gourmand recipes – in fact often the ingredients are of a poor nature – but the satisfaction in tasting the most exquisite traditional Venetian plates is guaranteed. We’ve seen how to choose the best restaurants in Venice and some of the best cicchetti, so here then are couple suggestions in ordering the best meals in restaurants, especially if you want to experience the city’s culinary atmosphere.  Continue reading

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    How to Visit Venice stress free

    How beautiful is Venice? Well, a lot, no doubt. You have to visit it at least once in your life. And the time that you do, it shouldn’t be stressful it should be a perfect vacation in a unique reality. The first step to doing so is to think of the city as a living entity, and not just an open museum.  Continue reading

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    5 things to do in Venice when it rains

    Of course, Venice is a city on water, but finding yourself on a rainy vacation isn’t the best. Fortunately, an island with centuries of history and infinite artistic resources doesn’t shy away from a storm or a couple days of bad weather. So here are some suggestions on what to do when it rains in Venice.

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