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If we were talking about other cities, we could describe why it deserves a visit, but we are talking about Venice. We already know the answer. because  Venice in Italy is surely the most beautiful city in the world.
You'll find all the necessary information about this unique city, on this guide.
All major cities have their own secrets,  why would Venice be an exception?

This guide, written by locals offer a subjective point of view not influenced by commercial interests.

In this site there is an effort to provide something really useful and easy to understand.
We pass through the various aspects of the path of a visitor to Venice, and in particular:

What to do in Venice
Useful Venice travel guide information
Information about accommodation
News about what to eat and where to do
Review of major events

So stay with us and begin our adventure together in this Venice Italy Travel Guide.

Our Lady of Health
Venice guide

In the space of this page will not want to give you a simple list of monuments or places to visit, but would like to suggest some simple activities, things to do in Venice, to get in tune with the city and its inhabitants.
Certainly, the monuments, museums, places of visit are also fundamental in this city.
You can find the review of the monuments,  at the page "Attractions

Walking the streets of Burano. Visit Burano is something unique: it is not very crowded, the houses are colorful and walk among its streets certainly puts in a good mood. The island is also famous for its handmade lace.
Visiting the island of Torcello: right in front of Burano is the island of Torcello. This is the cradle of Venetian civilization, here were the first urban settlements in the lagoon, houses and churches built by the Venetian people fleeing the barbarian invasions.   See more activities

The Feast of the Redeemer, which take places usually the third Saturday of July,  is one of the holidays more sincerely felt by locals, in which live the religious aspect and the spectacular, thanks to the spectacular fireworks on the night of Saturday, attracts thousands of visitors: the unbeatable backdrop of Basin St. Mark plays of light and reflections produce a kaleidoscope of color that stands behind the steeples, domes and bell towers of the city.

It is held the first Sunday in September and is the main event on the sport of rowing to the Venetian.
This year will take place on September 1, 2013

Venice - Redeemer 2013
Venice Italy - Historical regatta 2012


You can choose from many shopping possibilities for every budget and every taste in the great variety of Venice shops.
In Venice there are shops of the most prestigious world clothing, as only few other cities in the world.
You will find stores of precious fabrics
, which have always been  very in tune with the city since the days of trade with the East.
As the city is in line with the production of jewelry
and there are numerous craft shops of these artifacts.
How not to remind the Murano glass
.  (see Venice Shops) Venice Italy

Venice  - shopping in Venice


Pietro Bellotti - Another Canaletto
from 07 December 2013, at April 28, 2014

He was the brother of Bernardo Bellotto and nephew of Canaletto. A "landscape artist" considered marginal for a long time now evaluated within Venetian art of the eighteenth century
Museum Hours: April 1 to October 31, 10:00 to 18:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 17:00), from 1 November to 31 March 10:00 to 17:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 16:00) Closed Tuesday, December 25, January 1 and May 1.

Columns of St. Mark and St. Todaro

In 1099, Venice, in return for military aid through the use of their galleys, got in return from Constantinople three huge monolithic granite columns that were brought to his homeland on the ships.
During the landing, a ship tipped over and a column fell into the sea and sank in the mud.
The remaining two columns were left to lie on the ground for about a hundred years waiting for someone was be able to erect. In 1196, an engineer from Bergamo, named Nicollò  Stratonio succeeded in the enterprise using an ingenious system. (Legends of Venice

Venice Italy - curiosities

April 25, 2012 - 100 years after the end of the reconstruction work, Venice celebrates its belfry with a photo exhibition in Campo San Luca, and an original theatrical performance at the Goldoni (April 24 at 20:30
July 14, 1902 Did you know that the belfry of San Marco was completely collapsed to the ground. One morning, the Venetians found a pile of dust and debris in front of the basilica. Go to Venice curiosities


Fans of these arguments, certainly recognize Venice as a city esoteric. But for non-experts, may be curious and interesting peek into some of these places or recall past events with esoteric features.
One of the pillars of esotericism is the Grand Canal of Venice. Some researches think the Grand Canal would be the representation of the "great dragon" of the subsurface, capable of positive and negative influences.

Venice guide - city
Venice - St. Mark Square
Venice - Gondola


During the invasion of the barbarians, especially the Visigoths led by Alaric and the Huns led by Attila is very likely that the people who lived along the shores of the lagoon will be moved to the islands. Here they began to build houses, and then settled permanently over the years. Later, with the new barbarian invasions of the Lombards has accentuated the division between the mainland and islands. This allowed the Islanders to have greater autonomy both government and commercial.
Particularly important for the city is the 828, years in which was transported to Venice St. Mark's body to be buried later inside the famous Basilica that bears his name. This increased the importance of the city.
Read more Venice Italy history...

Take a coffee in one of the historical coffee shops - What to do in Venice

The cafes in Venice are part of the tradition of the city. In these rooms they met local coffee houses met artists, nobles, professionals and politicians. You can certainly say that part of the history of Venice was decided in the cafes.
The first coffee ("Botega", as it was called
) was opened by Turkish traders in Piazza San Marco under the Procuratie Nuove. Given the success in a short time it opened more than 200 coffe shop throughout the city including 24 alone in Piazza San Marco.
In 1720 was opened the Cafe Florian as "The Venice Triumphant" by Floriano Francesconi, from which later took its final name.  Venice Italy - Historical coffee shops


At the time of the Republic of Venice, the whole area (Carampane) was a real  "Red Light District" with lots of whorehouses one of which was just above the bridge of Tits. Read more at  Venice Curiosities).

Venice guide - Bridge of tits
Venice carnival


Verona, one of the most important city in Veneto Italy,  a UNESCO world heritage site, is visited annually by nearly 3 million tourists, many of them foreigners, because of its artistic and architectural richness. Known throughout the world for the story of Romeo and Juliet and the Arena in which are perform important opera and theater.

Veronais a beautiful example of a city that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years.
It rises on the banks of the Adige where begins the Po Valley.

Verona - Veneto Italy
Venice surroundings - Padua


Padua in Veneto Italy, a city of art and culture is famous for the recall due to the fame of St. Anthony, and for the famous paintings by Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel.
In Padua has also established one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1222.
Rich and vibrant city, with surroundings reaches a population of over 400000 inhabitants.
Elegant lounge of the city is the famous café Pedrocchi, housed in an elegant neoclassical building (view more

RECIPES - TIRAMISU typical Venetian desserts
6 medium eggs
120 gr + 2 tablespoons sugar, for coffee
500 g Mascarpone
q.b. Caffe to wet the biscuits
q.b. Cocoa powder to sprinkle the tiramisu
q.b. Chocolate chips q.b. to cover the tiramisu
400 gr Savoiardi
Sembra che ill tiramisù è stato inventato nel ristorante "el Toulà" di Treviso. Trovandosi all'epoca nei pressi di una casa chiusa, serviva per tirasi su visto l'apporto calorico.  (read more


In addition to accommodations within the city of Venice, you can choose from several alternatives in mainland within the municipality of Venice.
Belonging to the municipality of Venice is the city of Mestre and other adjacent small towns such as Tessera (where the airport is located), Favaro Veneto, Marghera.
All these countries are well connected to Venice by a network of public transport.

Venice guide - Biblioteca Marciana

Below are some hotels that are affordable and attractive options for a budgeting family vacation. (Go to Cheap Hotel in Venice)


Not everyone knows that after the invention of printing in Mainz in Germany in 1452, the press spread rapidly throughout Europe.
But the city in which it developed more printing of old books
was Venice.
Here there were plenty of capital and raw materials, including paper which costs accounted for more than half the final cost of the product.
And here are offered for printers many opportunities for work and enrichment with a multiplicity of possible customers and a vibrant cultural environment in an atmosphere of openness and freedom.
Venice Italy - Ancient books

Venice - Burano
Venice - Murano


Giacomo Casanova was born April 2, 1725 in Venice near Church of San Samuele in Calle Malipiero from parents actors. As a child he was sickly, he was taken by a witch for a spell. This resulted in him an interest in esoteric practices, but without taking them seriously.
In the collective imagination, his name has become synonymous with seduction. (go to Giacomo Casanova

The weather in Venice is characterized by mild, wet winters and summers hot and sultry.
The periods with the most rainfall are in spring and autumn.
Temperatures in winter are close to zero at night and by day, ranging from 5 to 10 degrees.
In autumn there are often fog, especially in the month of November.
In the summer,  temperatures frequently exceed 30 degrees and the humidity is high enough.
They finds relief in the narrow streets where the sun does not come.

venice - sunset

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