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CURIOSITIES - LEGENDS - MYTHS

July 14, 1902 Did you know that the bell tower of San Marco is completely collapsed to the ground. One morning, the Venetians found a pile of dust and debris in front of the basilica. Go to Curiosities of Venice
Fascinating and intriguing are the Legends and Mysteries of Venice, stories that have crossed and seasoned the ancient history of the city.
JANUARY, 31 - FEBRUARY 17
2015
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MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS  
Palazzo Fortuny
The Divine Marchesa
Art and life of Luisa Casati from the Belle Époque to the insane Years

From 4 October 2014 al 8 March 2015

The exposure presents, from museums and private collections, more than a hundred between paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, photographs of the great artists of the time presented at Palazzo Fortuny, that once was the studio of Mariano Fortuny, to evoke the myth of the woman who most fascinated d'Annunzio and that he called "The Divine Marchesa."

DA HAYEZ A VEDOVA - GALLERIE ACCADEMIA FINO AL 11-01-2015

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ESOTERICISM IN VENICE


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 

Extending the concept, the Grand Canal can be seen as a snake or a dragon with a head with beneficial effects and a tail with negative influences.

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Venice guide - city

WHAT TO BUY IN VENICE


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

What to buy in Venice, Venice shops

MAJOR EVENTS IN VENICE


Many are the Venetians events known all over the world. The most famous of all is certainly the Venetian Carnival, which involves the whole city and attracts a large crowd of visitors.

Other important events are the Feast of the Redeemer, deeply felt and lived by the Venetians, also known for the big fireworks show that takes place at midnight in San Marco basin.

A BIT OF HISTORY

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.
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BRIDGES


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
BRIDGE OF TITS

VENETIAN RECIPES


RECIPES - TIRAMISU typical Venetian desserts
Ingredients
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
It seems that the tiramisu was invented in the restaurant "el Toulà" of Treviso. Being at that time in the vicinity of a brothel, was used to pull himself up, since the large calorie intake.

(other recipes)


VERONA

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.

Venice surroundings - Padua

PADUA - PADOVA

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. (view more
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