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 Concerts

Academy 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) Nightlife

THE 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 
  • 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 2016-2017 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

 

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May

  • 11 + 12 VERNISSAGE BIENNALE -INT'L ART EXHIBITION
  • 13 OPENING 57TH INT'L ART EXHIBITION (BIENNALE)

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GHETTO - 500 YEARS OLD

March 29th, 2016 marked 500 years since the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.
To honour the historical anniversary,  to foster the Jewish heritage of the site and guarantee its future as a key religious, cultural and artistic site open to people worldwide, the Jewish Community of Venice and the Municipality of Venice have formed a Committee (“I 500 anni del Ghetto di Venezia”) whose function is to promote and coordinate all events that reflect and respect the spirit of the occasion, in collaboration with national and international institutions as well as individuals.
The overall program of initiatives is going to re-establish the Ghetto, the Jewish quarter where the very word ‘ghetto’ originated, as a meeting point of people, a crossroads of cultures, a gateway to understanding the history of Jewish civilization, and a symbol of freedom beyond walls.
The main events managed and endorsed by the Committee are the exhibition on “Venice, the Jews and Europe” at Palazzo Ducale (June-November 2016) and the transformation of the Jewish Museum.
While the Committe has decided to promote and sponsor three major projects, which will constitute the core framework of the anniversary, this website will showcase many other initiatives organized in Venice to mark and celebrate the local Jewish legacy.

VENICE BEYOND THE GHETTO

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.

25 APRIL IN VENICE

In Venice April 25 is celebrated three times. In addition to the Anniversary of Liberation, it is the day of the patron of Venice - the evangelist Mark - and the "Festa del Bocolo".

On the occasion of April 25 in fact the Venetians use to gift a red bloom to their beloved. Legend has troubled love between Mary (daughter of the Doge) and Tancredi (a troubadour) whoenlisted in war. Injured, shortly before his death Tancredi gave to Orlando a bushing caught by the rose garden which was lying so that it was delivered to Mary. Orlando arrived in Venice on the eve of the day of San Marco and gave bloom to the young woman, who was found dead the next morning, with the guide bushing sat on her heart.

HISTORICAL REGATTA

The "Regata Storica" is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge's wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean.

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

One night I had a dream.
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it:
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I need you most you would leave me."
The Lord replied:
"My precious child, I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering, 
when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
by Mary Stevenson

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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All these energy sources are not polluttant emitters and do not affect greenhouse effect, supported by the Kyoto Protocol and recognized as a priority for sustainable development.

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