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The Redentore Day

The Redentore Day is one of the few Venice holidays that Venetians really feel as their own. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of July. During the Saturday evening and Sunday, the areas of Giudecca island, San Marco Basin and Zattere became a playground of lights, colors, music, audacity, good food, laughter and lightheartedness. The origins…

PIAZZA SAN MARCO, ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING SQUARES OF ITALY

Piazza San Marco in Venice is one of the most important, beautiful and fascinating squares of Italy, renowned worldwide for its magnificence, its magic and its architectural integrity. In Venice Piazza San Marco is the only real square, because all the other spaces that recall the shape are actually defined as “” or “squares” fields….

WHAT TO DO IN VENICE – THE BEST HIDDEN GEMS OF VENICE

Considering that the island of Venice isn’t one of the biggest places in the world you’d be surprised with how many things there are to do. Most who have the privilege to visit “La Serenissima” will, like many of the millions who visit the island, miss out of some of the more masked delights of…

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

The Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower and Mercerie

The Bridge of Sighs You are now on the Ponte della Paglia, the Bridge of Hay, where boats would drop off stacks of hay for the horses’ stables inside the Palazzo Ducale on the ground floor. Which is also where, until the 16th century, the city’s prisons were located; and so for extra security the doge of the time had the prisons moved…

Doge’s Palace, the Columns of Mark and Theodore and St. Mark’s Basin

Doge’s Palace The Doge’s Palace, the centre of Venetian power, residence of the Doge and home to the judiciary, this is where the governance of the city took place. Visually, it is the perfect example of Venetian gothic architecture, as Ruskin put it: the perfect fusion of East and West. What we see now is the third reconstruction of the Palace, dating…

Palazzo Ducale Tour – History

The Palazzo Ducale, in Piazza San Marco, is the main attraction of Venice with more than 2 million of visitors every year. A must-do to discover the splendor and richness of the ancient Republic of Venice. Inside the Palace there are some of the most important Italian artworks as “the Paradise” by Tintoretto or many masterpieces…

INSIDE THE PALAZZO DUCALE: HISTORY OF 8 UNMISSABLE POINTS

The Palazzo Ducale have some many things to see that you’d take one entire day to see the whole Palace (1 day without the secret parts!). If you want to discover the best parts of the Palazzo Ducale, just look here below, we have written the 8 points that, for its political, historical and artistic…