VENITIAN NOTEBOOK


OUR SUGGESTION FOR YOUR VISIT.

1) San Marco Square: Visit the Basilica, up to Bell Tower, Doge’s Palace and its Secret Itineraries. A must on the first day!

2) Grand Canal and its wonderful palaces: Vaporetto Tour, line 1The easiest and most effective way to explore Venice is by walking, but to admire the majestic palaces that overlook the Grand Canal we suggest a vaporetto tour - line 1. It’s fascinating.

3) Walking around the Rialto Market: To learn about the Venetian culture, a walk to Rialto market is needed. Existing for over a thousand years, you can find fruits and vegetables, but especially fresh fish. It's a real treat to wander among its colorful stalls to discover local products such as the "baby artichokes",  “bruscandoli" and "sparesee".

In the evening Rialto is populated by young people and you can dine at one of the many restaurants with stunning views.

4) Museums and ConcertsAcademy of Fine Arts, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' D'Oro, Museo Correr, Peggy Guggenheim, San Rocco, Frari Church, Natural History Museum, Punta della Dogana.

Teatro la Fenice, Musica a Palazzo.

5) NightlifeTHE SPRITZ is our favorite drink and you will find it everywhere. You just have to choose between the variants notes: Aperol, Select or Bitter! Cheers!

Hard Rock Cafe, F30, Il Muro, TARNOWSKA’S American Bar, SANTA MARGHERITA and RIALTO.
Happy Hour on the Panoramic Terrace at Hilton Hotel – Giudecca (vaporetto stop "Palanca").

6) Restaurants, Bacari and Trattorie: Our suggestion is to see Google and make your personal selection.

Some of our recommendations:

  • Da Raffaele (Famiglia Salmaso) - $$ fish/meat
  • Osteria di Santa Marina -$$$ fish
  • Agli Alboretti - $$$ fish/meat
  • Da Rioba - $$ fish
  • Da Fiore (S. Polo) - $$$ fish
  • Al Bacareto - $ fish/meat
  • Osteria L’Orto dei Mori - $$ fish
  • Vini Da Gigio - $$ fish

Bacari with “cicheti” variety.

Osteria alla Vedova, Al Mercà, Cantina Da Schiavi, Bancogiro - $
Ai Rusteghi - $$

7) Walking Tour: There is nothing better than getting lost in the streets and squares of Venice. Wandering at random through the city you will come across numerous and fascinating fields, palaces, churches and Venetian streets that will reveal the most "hidden" of the city. Let yourself be lulled by the magic of enchanting atmosphere.

  • Venice Ghetto, Zattere, Via Garibaldi and the gardens of St. Helena.
  • Tours Venice http://www.tours-venice-italy.com/tours/venice-tours 
  • Scala Contarini "Del Bovolo"

8) Murano, Burano and Torcello: 

Murano, famous all over the world for glass workshop.

Burano, for its wonderful colored houses and handmade laces. Don’t forget to buy “bussolà”, typical Burano biscuits.

Torcello, where Venice began over 1000 years ago.

9) Gondola Tours: Don’t miss the unique routes among the magical Lagoon canals, on the romantic gondola!

It’s a must for everyone!

10) Lido di Venezia: The golden beach hosting the most prestigious Film Festival in the world.

SCHEDULE 2016 - MOST WANTED YEARLY EVENTS

January

  • 1 NEW YEAR
  • 6 EPIPHANY
  • 29/1-9/2 CARNIVAL

March 27 EASTER

April 25 SAN MARCO/LIBERAZIONE

May

  • 1 FESTA DEL LAVORO
  • 8 REGATA DE LA SENSA
  • 15 VOGALONGA
  • 28/5-27/11 INT’L ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION

June 2 FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA

July 16 REDENTORE

August 15 FERRAGOSTO

September

  • 2+3 HISTORICAL REGATTA + VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
  • 9+10 CAMPIELLO LITERATURE AWARD

October 23 VENICE MARATHON

November

  • 1 OGNISSANTI
  • 21 MADONNA DE LA SALUTE

December

  • 8 IMMACOLATA
  • 25 CHRISTMAS
  • 31 END OF YEAR - NEW YEAR’S EVE

REDENTORE

The “Redentore” is one of the most deeply felt celebration in Venice as it combines religion with entertainment.

Its tradition dates back to 1577, right at the end of a terrible plague. The Redentore Feast was first held to celebrate the construction of the Palladio’s Redentore Church (i.e. Redeemer Church), built on the Giudecca Island to give thanks for being freed from that plague. Celebrations include the Holy Mass presided by the Bishop and the religious procession to the Palladian Basilica, which can be done via an impressive 330 metre pontoon bridge.

The weekend finishes with the ‘Regata su gondole’, a gondola race organised as part of the "Voga alla Veneta" rowing season.

MADONNA DE LA SALUTE

The "Festa de la Salute" is certainly the feast that best evokes strong popular religious sentiment.

In 1630, more than half a century after the terrible plague of 1575-77, the disease gripped Venice once more. Doge makes a vow to build a church called "The Salute", asking the intercession of the Virgin Mary to end the plague.

Nowadays, thousands of citizens parade on November 21 in front of the main altar of the imposing Church, demonstrating gratitude that links Venetian people to the Virgin Mary.

MOST WANTED 'SPRITZ' IN VENICE

“SPRITZ”, the most popular cocktail in Venice!
(Prosecco + Soda Water + Aperol or Campari).
The origins of the spritz are really unknown and find the real ones, today, is not so easy, even if the story says, for what it's worth, in some cases, it is all about the Austrian soldiers passing in Veneto that "stretched" the Veneto wine with sparkling water.
No coincidence there are several versions of spritz: someone uses Campari, someothers Aperol, who as “Spritz” intends wine and sparkling water mixed but in all cases the result is always guaranteed even if the classic recipe spritz is based Aperol.                

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