Tag Archives: Secrets

  • Sant’Erasmo: The Vegetable Garden of Venice

    It isn’t important how beautiful Piazza San Marco is, the Rialto Bridge or the Grand Canal, a visit to Sant’Erasmo is worth it. It isn’t so much the island that deserves being seen but rather you deserve to see it.  Hidden between the barena, protected by the northern lagoon, Sant’Erasmo is a green paradise. Continue reading

  • The Cemetery on the Island of San Michele in Venice

    We often like talking of the islands in the lagoon of Venice. The beauty of this Venetian region doesn’t just lie within the historical part of the main island, but it is found in the archipelago and the various and scattered islands all so different yet all fascinating.  One of these islands is a very unique one: the island of San Michele, the cemetery of Venice. Continue reading

  • 5 things Not to Do while in Venice

    There are guides and then, there are guides. If you are getting ready for a trip to Venice, on the web you’ll find a lot of everything. You’ll find countless classifications, lists, and suggestions on what to do while in Venice. Things like, where to go? Where to sleep? Which museums to visit? What palaces to see, the best restaurants, why go here or there, you name it and you’ll find it. Continue reading

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    Voyage to the Island of San Servolo

    Venice is an island and all around are minor islands that are just as beautiful scattered about the lagoon. Some of these islands offer a very ample peaceful, relaxing and historical quality.  In later years in fact, many islands have been altered architecturally and in function. We’ve already seen a triptych you can’t miss while visiting, but just a few minutes away from Piazza San Marco is another marvel: the island of San Servolo. Continue reading

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    5 reasons to love Venice

    Everyone loves Venice. There’s no doubt about that. Yeah, but why is this little city that emerges from the Venetian lagoon so loved? Being one of the most famous places in the World, everyone at least once in their life would like to visit. We may be biast, but we are sure that it is love at first sight for anyone who comes to visit.  Continue reading

  • The Calm after the Storm

    There is a moment here in Venice when the atmosphere is strange. In fact, it doesn’t happen often. The rhythm of the seasons, especially with regards to the visitors, is usually very evident. It is difficult to find a period in which the city is quiet and placid, even if- if you look carefully- rare moments of tranquility can be found. Continue reading

  • Discover the Venetian Delicacies

    Art, atmosphere and timeless beauty. Venice is surely all of this and much more. There are many secrets the island hides for those who are truly worthy and interested in discovering the essence of this amazing city. A few of these hidden treasures are found in the ancient monasteries and are literally ready to take you by the tongue. Venice in fact offers you delicious local foods that are exclusively from the lagoon. Here are some. Continue reading

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    Look for Venice’s lion

    No there aren’t in Zoo’s in Venice, or bio parks or safari’s to visit while on a gondola ride. There are a lot of fantastic animals in Venice but the most important animal you won’t find when walking along alleys and campielli.  Nevertheless, its presence is dominant and diffused and not only on the island of the Venetian Lagoon.  It is the lion of San Marco, the undeniable symbol of the city and the Venetian Republic. Continue reading

  • Inside the Armenian’s Island of San Lazzaro in Venice

    San Lazzaro represents a priceless treasure that is often overlooked with the many islands in the Venetian Lagoon. You most definitely have heard of Murano and its glass furnaces, Burano and its lace, or the first settlements of the lagoon in Torcello. But the little island of San Lazzaro represents the openness of the Venetian Republic- that in the 700’s – offered a group of fleeing Armenian Monks refuge.  Since then, San Lazarro has been renamed the Lazaretto and is one of the most important Armenian temples today. Continue reading