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You cannot leave Venice without having admired the city from another perspective, without filling your eyes with the sight of magnificent buildings reflected on the canals, of dusk light floating on water, you can’t  leave Venice without experiencing the magic and the relaxation of a gondola ride. The Roles of the Gondola Despite its considerable length,…

Venice and the Belle Epoque, the foreigner Simmel and Monet

The old and the new clashed frequently, and were never to be reconciled in the twentieth century. Nor was Venice able to escape the vilification and ambivalence that appeared in the interpretations in the early century. But the old Serenissima was not yet dead: indeed there was renewed fascination with the eighteenth century. Simmel and…

Art and professions in the Dorsoduro Sestiere

The apotheosis by Veronese and the gondolas’ yard Are you looking to avoid crowds and the usual touristy walks? Do you want to hear Venice’s primitive pulse, by exploring a true gem of Venetian art and one of the city’s historic professions? In Dorsoduro, the area in the southern part of Venice, you will find…

Private Gondola Ride

To discover Venice resting back on a private gondola ride gliding across the water, like a real Venetian of the past, is to immerse oneself in a completely new dimension, to look with new eyes at the unique Venetian palazzi that seem to hover in the water. With his gentle movements, the gondolier will guide you along the never-changing…

Venice Historical Regata along the Canal Grande

On Sunday, September 5th, you will experience a colourful, picturesque and stunning marine show which will enliven Venice’s waters; the most amazing fact is that you will admire it from your gondola! The origin of the Historical Parade The origin of the “Historical parade” dates back to 1489 when Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, abdicated…

WHAT TO DO IN VENICE TODAY – DAILY TOURS SCHEDULE

Are looking for what to do in Venice today? Here a complete list of the best things to do today! Take a look and choose the tour that you prefer! If you are Venice history lover, why don’t you participate to one of the guided visits to the Palazzo Ducale, to the San Marco’s Basilica

Harry’s Bar and Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway and his novella There is no doubt that the intensity of warfare in the Veneto district overall, and it echoes in Ernest Hemingway’s novella Across the River and Into the Trees, published in 1950. Although not the greatest of Hemingway’s writings, there is nevertheless undeniable poignancy in its account of the survival of a beautiful city after war. An American Colonel has led…

The Gondola and Venice Canals

The Gondola The gondola has always fascinated and inspired artists and writers from all over the world with its elegance and its aura of mystery. It has been compared to everything from a coffin to a shell, from a violin to a snake and even a floating slipper. What does it remind you of? The first gondolas date back to a thousand years ago, although initially they were shorter and wider; it was only in the early 1700s that the gondola acquired its present…

The Gondoliers, Paline and Pirati and Palazzo Dario

The Gondoliers It is said that Venetians only enter a gondola twice in their life: their wedding and their funeral. Until the 18th centurygondolas were once mainly owned by noblemen under whose employ gondoliers would work for rather low pay. They were essentially taxi drivers, and so always abreast of the gossip  surrounding the city’s elite members, who went to brothelsgambling houses, or simply spent private time with their lovers inside…

Ca’ Rezzonico, Palazzetto Pisani and Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Ca’ Rezzonico Ca’ Rezzonico, today Museum of Venice’s 18th century art, is one of the largest palaces on the Grand Canal. The ground floor and first floor were built by Baldassarre Longhena who died in 1682; the Bon family, who owned the palace, found itself in dire economic straits and had to sell it to the Rezzonico family, who had Giorgio Massari finished constructing it in the mid-18th century. The house had various…