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The Jewish Ghetto of Venice

The Jewish Ghetto of Venice is located in sestiere Canareggio and its origins are lost in the mists of time. The first Jews made their appearance in Venice during the 11th century, and their presence became even stronger in the 12th century. The History According to tradition, a district of Venice was named Giudecca because of [...]
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Ca’ Dario: the cursed palace

Venice is a wonderful city with many myths and legends, and some of them are really disturbing. One of these legends are link to a beautiful palace: Ca’ Dario. This building is known by everyone in the city and many venetians literally stay away from it. Gabriele D’Annunzio, a famous Italian writer and poet, knew really [...]
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Venice Biennale

Venice, also known as La Serenissima, is famous for its architectural beauties and breathtaking sights, but has always been the protagonist of italian art and culture since the time of Doges and Maritime Republics. The millenary cultural tradition of Venice gave the world a great gift, which is Venice Biennale. In Italian Biennale di Venezia, nowadays [...]
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The Gondola

One of the main attractions of Venice is without a doubt the gondola. It is only by water that you can discover canals and views of Venice that are not accessible on foot. Features of Gondolas A tour of Venice on a typical gondola boat is a must-do if you are visiting this beautiful city. This [...]
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Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge is one of the most famous symbols of Venice. This bridge is a wonder of medieval engineering with its 28m archway, that allows even the biggest boats to pass under it, and its 500-year-old foundation built on elm and larch piles. Rialto Bridge is one of the 4 bridges that span the Grand [...]
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The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is one of the most beautiful and famous waterways in the world, and it is also the main waterway of Venice. It crosses the city dividing it into two part, each divided into three districts (in venetian sestieri). The Canal is 2.4mi long and it is spanned by 4 bridges: Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte [...]
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Famous movies set in Venice

Venice has always been an attractive city: some see it as romantic, others consider it as mysterious, and its particular feature of being surrounded by water has always been an important part of its charm. Venice is an important city for the cinema industry, as every year it hosts the worldwide-known Venice Movies Festival, which is [...]
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