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Venice Foundations

The history of Venice begins with the twilight of the Roman Empire, when barbaric invasions drove the inhabitants of the Venetian coast towards the islands of the lagoon. It wasn't easy to establish a settlement in this region, scoured by…

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Guggenheim

  • June 8, 2017
  • Art

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The art gallery was opened in 1951 by Solomon R. Guggenheim and hosts the private collection of his wife Peggy, one of the most influent personalities in XX century art. The works of her collection are shown…

Punta della Dogana

Punta della Dogana separates the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. For its strategic location it was the house of the Custom and of the Salt Warehouses. During the fifteenth century, the Sea Customs House, which had previously been near the…

Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Palazzo Grassi, located in campo San Samuele and facing the Grand Canal, was the last palace built before the end of the Venetian Republic, in 1772. The Stairwell The main stairwell is frescoed by Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi, and…

THE CLOCK TOWER

The Clock Tower, or as it is usually called Moors Tower, is one of Venice landmarks. It was built at the and of XV century when the City of Venice decided to substitute the old Sant'Alipo Clock Tower. The astronomical…

Harry’s Bar and Ernest Hemingway

There is no doubt that the intensity of warfare in the Veneto district overall, and it echoes in Ernest Hemingway’s novella Across the River and Into the Trees, published in 1950. Although not the greatest of Hemingway’s writings, there is nevertheless…

The Bellini

Bellini is one of the most classy, precious and famous cocktails. The recipe is very simple: peach fresh juice and champagne. Where does this delicious recipe come from? Bellini was born in Venice in 1948, on the occasion of an…

The Redentore Day

The Redentore Day is one of the few Venice holidays that Venetians really feel as their own. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of July. During the Saturday evening and Sunday , the areas of Giudecca island, San Marco Basin and Zattere…

Murano: The Pearl of Venice

Formerly called Amuranium, the island lies North-East of Venice, facing the Fondamente Nuove and can be easily reached by vaporetto (the public boat-transport service. It was, along with other islands in the lagoon, a safe haven  for the people of Veneto region, fleeing from the barbarian invasions.In 1295, the Republic declared that all the Glass furnaces in Venice should move to Murano, in order to prevent fires in the city.

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Steps on the water

Venice counts more than a hundred islands, intersected by about 150 canals, linked together by more than 400 bridges that originally consisted of wooden planks because they served the passage of horses in use in Venice in 1400. They were later built in stone and brick, protected by side espaliers.

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