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Guide to Venice: tourism in the City of Canals

Guide to Venice: tourism in the City of Canals

Venice. The city of water, of gondolas, bridges and canals; of carnivals and renaissance palaces. This group of 117 interconnected islands is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and also one of the most beautiful in Italy. more ...

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

You’ll have heard all about the hundred islands that Venice is built upon, not to mention its bridges, gondolas and Carnival. But you might not know quite as much about its different districts. Venice is divided into six neighbourhoods, or sestieri as they’re called in La Serenissima, each with their own personality. It’s worth finding out a bit more about them before booking your accommodation. more ...

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

Carnival in Venice, romantic, elegant and timeless it is the pride of the City of Canals and an experience which must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It is also considered to be the oldest carnival in the world. more ...

Things you probably didn't know about Venice

Things you probably didn't know about Venice

Venice is more than just a small archipelago joined by bridges and separated by canals. It has a special relationship with water, well more than just water, there is also carnival, bridges, stately palaces and mansions and much more you simply can’t find in other cities. These photos of Venice capture the essence of ‘La Serenissima’. more ...

Festa di San Marco 2014

Festa di San Marco 2014

The 25th of April is a special day in Venice. It is the day in which Venetians celebrate the Feast day of St Mark, a significant day in the calendar for most Venetians and Italians as it is also Liberation day. It is a day where the Patron Saint of Venice, St Mark is honoured with mass and a procession in the Basilica, a day when lovers declare their love for one another and of course no holiday in Venice would be complete without a gondola race. more ...

Fun Facts about Venice

Fun Facts about Venice

Today’s post is about Venice and we are steering well clear of the stereotypical. There will be no gondolas or gondoliers, no mention of carnival or masks, no glass blowing and you can forget about the canals. We aren’t going anywhere near these topics instead we are going to discuss some of Venice’s curiosities. So follow us as we jump into a gondola to cruise the canals in our masks during carnival to uncover some of what makes Venice special. Ooops! more ...

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