Venice’s sestieri

In Venice many things are different from other Italian cities: streets are called calli instead of vie, squares are called campi instead of piazze, and districts are called sestieri instead of quartieri. Venice’s sestieri are Canareggio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce, and each of them has its own history and beauties. Let’s [...]
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The Redeemer’s Feast

La Festa del Redentore (literally translated from italian: The Redeemer’s feast) is one of the most famous festival of Venice, deeply felt by its inhabitants and eagerly awaited by tourists, who come in thousands to watch the extraordinary firework display. This festival is celebrated every year the third Sunday of July, combining traditions with show. The [...]
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The Doge’s Palace

Located in the most important square of Venice - St.Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) - the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) has been the heart of the “Most Serene Republic” (La Serenissima) down the centuries. The history of the Doge’s Palace probably started in the 9th century - when the Doge’s seat was moved to Venice - [...]
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St Marks Square

St. Mark’s Square

St.Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) always appears in the first pages of every Venice guide as the first stop in the must-see list because it is one of the most famous attraction of this enchanting city. As in the past, nowadays St.Mark’s Square is the beating heart of Venice, witness and protagonist of the millenary history [...]
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St. Mark’s Basilica

The St. Mark’s Basilica (La Basilica di San Marco) is one of the most famous symbols of Venice. Impressive and elegant, it is the protagonist of the square it gives name to, and its cupolas and decorations are perfect examples of the influence the Orient exercised over la Serenissima.  If it is your first time in [...]
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Murano Island

Murano is one of the main islands in the Venetian lagoon and it is famous for the tradition of glassmaking. The life of this little island for centuries has been based only on glassmaking. Murano looks like a little Venice: it’s a cluster of 9 islands linked together by bridges with a Grand Canal that runs [...]
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