Venice’s Wetlands: Mosaics, Fish & Colors
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    A lagoon’s drop in a glass bubble. Paolo Andrich, one of the ten inhabitants of the island of Torcello, holds it with care. The artwork was design by his uncle, Lucio Andrich, and Paolo, a urban planner and … Read More

Venice, Fish & Bike
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  Biking in Venice is forbidden. Yet, there are two islands in its lagoon where you can bike around. One is Sant’Erasmo. Sant’Erasmo is pure countryside, sea and land in one, a vaste of fields and vineyards, few scattered houses, … Read More

Veniceness & Uniqueness
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With this post I wish to thank Guido Moltedo for “painting” Venice and the Venetians so well. The only point I may disagree upon is when he writes about the city being dirty. Actually, now it is not. It’s not … Read More

Venice’s Map
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Venice’s map: A fish or two shaking hands? How many pieces in this jigsaw puzzle? For you,  map and instructions.  

The Pros of Hiring a Guide
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Private tour guide can be a business traveler’s best friend writes Jill Becker, special to CNN. Here are some excerpts from his article about the pros of hiring a private guide. ‘Leisure travelers such as myself aren’t the only ones … Read More

Venice, Tap Water is Drinkable!
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  In Venice there are over 100 drinking fountains with good, safe, free water. Please re-use your bottle (or buy a re-usable one), take it with you and fill it up.

Casanova’s Venice
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  (…) Born to actors in 1725, Casanova railed against his lowly roots. “To be an actor in the 18th century was little better than being a prostitute,” explained my guide, Rita Sartori, as we reached the spot where it … Read More

Venice is great for kids
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  Suzanne Moore, in The Guardian, writes extensively about her Venice experience. In her article one can read: (…) Later we met Rita Sartori, a lovely woman who was to take us on a ghost walk. There are all sorts of … Read More

“Scuole”: The Hidden Treasures of Venice
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                    Learn the history of Venice from a “bottom-up” perspective. Away from the rooms of the power (the Doge’s Palace, the Church and the square of St Mark ) one can … Read More

Titian & Tintoretto: The Power of Images
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  Tintoretto worked in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco for over 20 years. He staged the Passion of Jesus like no one before him. The powerul paintings by this extraordinary visionary artist will surprise you immensely. Titian, Tintoretto’s older … Read More