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Carnival Origins

The origin of Venice Carnival is still uncertain. What it is sure is that its initial affirmation is based on three specific moments: between religious celebrations and wars. Three years: 1094, 1162, 1296. These are the historically documented year of the first period…

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Venice Carnival History

The Beginning of the Venetian Carnival In Venice in 1094 Doge Vitale Falier was in power. In this period the first edition of the Carnival of Venice began unconsciously, as a public celebration to honor the days preceding Lent. Everything…

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Venice Carnival 2020 Top Balls Features

There are some characteristics that all Venice Carnival Balls share: 1 - Noblesse Oblige: costumes! It probably goes without saying but you need to wear a costume to attend a ball! Many people are true lovers, that already own their…

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The 6 top free events of Venice Carnival 2020

Historical Costume Parade For Marie's Re-Enactment Saturday, February 15th hr 14:30 St. Mark's Square You will enjoy the true customs of Venetian tradition in the unique atmosphere of St. Mark's Square, reviving the splendor and the magical atmosphere of a…


The sarde in saòr

One cannot leave Venice without having tasted one of the trademark dishes that blends into one the city’s marine flavour and the aroma of the islands’ orchards: sarde in saòr. It is a grass-roots dish made of few and humble…

The History of Venice

History of the Venetian lagoon, from the origins to the recent facts :

452  – Attile the Hun levels city of Aquileia: refugees flee to islands of Venetian lagoon

568 – refugees fleeing Lombards double lagoon’s population

697 – the parlamentari council proclaims Venice a Republic and elects the first Doge 

829 – remains of St. Mark brought from Alexandria to Venice  

999 – Holy Roman Emperor Otto III journeys to Venice and grants major commercial concessions

Venice and Belle Époque, the foreigner Simmel and Monet

  • June 26, 2017
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The old and the new clashed frequently, and were never to be reconciled in the twentieth century. Nor was Venice able to escape the vilification and ambivalence that appeared in the interpretations in the early century . But the old…

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Gondola’s Features

In order to navigate in a straight line the Gondola must be unbalanced: 33 feet long, almost 5 feet wide at the center, and weighing 4 quintals. It is piloted by a single gondolier thanks indeed to its asymmetrical line.…

Gondola’s History

Though opinions vary regarding the etymology of the word, it is certain that the name appeared for the first time in some 1094 documents. Several paintings show how the Gondola evolved from an ordinary boat to gradually become how is…

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