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San Tomà, Goldoni’s House and San Polo

San Tomà In Campo San Tomà we find the usual Venetian well-head where, until not so long ago, locals would come to collect clean water, which was certainly not easy to find in this marshy environment. The windowless church is steeped in mystery, and very few Venetians know what’s inside since it has been closed for…

Campo delle Beccarie, San Giovanni Elemosinario and San Giacometto

Campo delle Beccarie Campo delle Beccarie, this is one of the many parts of the Rialto market, the economic force of the Venetian Republic, a little like one might think of Wall Street in New York today; it was the area where butchers came to collect, cut and sell their meat. “Bechèr” is in fact Venetian…

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…

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 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…

5 Non-touristy Things to Do in Venice

With a ridiculous number of things to do, and an obscene millions of tourists, it’s a great idea to be a well-organized tourist while looking for non-touristy things to do in Venice. The Venice City Tours app has itineraries to bring you on self-guided tours of to all the mega tourist spots in Venice, and…

Ten Unique Things to Do in Venice

It is always reductive to draw up a list of things to do in Venice. Actually, there are so many insights that talking about one seems inevitably wrong to the other. It is also true that in a world-famous city like Venice the “tourist” highlights end up by darkening its more unusual- but no less…

Ponte dei Bareteri, San Salvador and San Bartolomeo

Ponte dei Bareteri You are now on the Ponte dei Bareteri, the hatmakers’ bridge, which is halfway along the Mercerie. This bridge holds a small record, as it has 6 different alleys leading on and off the bridge. Coming from Piazza San Marco, looking up you’ll see a protruding windowed balcony in wood. This is the Casino Venier, historically one…

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