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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 ...

Venice  Marathon 2013

Venice Marathon 2013

Typically, you travel through Venice’s canals in vaporetto or a gondola. The streets at a leisurely pace, enjoying the architecture of the palaces, bridges and monuments or alternatively you can do it running. This last option is preferred by the thousands of participants in the Venice Marathon, which will celebrate its 28th edition Sunday the 27th of October, 2013. more ...

The Moro IV apartment of the week in Venice

The Moro IV apartment of the week in Venice

Venice with it’s canals, palaces, labrynith like streets, mulitude of bridges, gondolas, islands and carnival is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The beauty of Venice is undeniable in fact it has been described as the most beautiful city built by man it is also considered to be one of the most romantic cities i n Europe. The beauty and romanticism of Venice is reflected in our apartment of the week, The Moro IV. more ...

Venice Carnival 2013, Carnival of Colours

Venice Carnival 2013, Carnival of Colours

Venice Carnival renowned for its carnival masks and 18th century period costume is one of the most famous carnivals in existence, a magic event with the ability to take you back in time. Venice Carnival 2013 takes place from the 26th of January to the 12th of February. More than two weeks of Carnival in which masks, capes and stunning costumes occupy the city’s streets and squares. more ...

Apartment of the week in Venice – the Dogaressa

Apartment of the week in Venice – the Dogaressa

Venice is often referred to as a “living museum”. Said to have the highest amount of art per square metre of anywhere in the world, La Serenissima is the icing on the cake of old Europe; one of man’s greatest and most frivolous collective achievements. more ...

Top Islands to Visit on Day Trips from Venice

Top Islands to Visit on Day Trips from Venice

Venice is made up of more than one hundred islands, joined together by canals and bridges. As if that weren’t enough, the city is also surrounded by numerous islands of different sizes which are dotted through the lagoon. more ...

Venetian Masks: The History Hiding Behind the Masks

Venetian Masks: The History Hiding Behind the Masks

If there’s one thing in Venice that’ll keep tourists window shopping, it’s the carnival masks. With originals being decorated with animal skins, fabric, jewels and striking coloured feathers, the masks are a real visual magnet. more ...

Apartment of the Week in Venice, the Casanova

Apartment of the Week in Venice, the Casanova

In Friendly Rentals, we’ve recently premiered our new destination: Venice. So, when it came to choosing our apartment of the week, the obvious choice was one of our brand new places to stay in the city of canals; more specifically in the Grand Canal… more ...

An evening walk through Venice

An evening walk through Venice

In Venice, there are many bars where you are guaranteed to stumble upon a cosy and romantic evening setting. We have provided a list of some bars which are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. more ...

Interesting facts about Venetian gondolas

Interesting facts about Venetian gondolas

As a city, Venice has seen its fair share of scandal. And it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that a large part of it has been observed from the back of the city’s most iconic form of transport: the gondola. more ...

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