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Venice is undoubtedly one of the world's most romantic destinations. It's the city of masks and, of course, the stylish carnival. The city comprises a group of over 120 small islands in the middle of a marshy lagoon (Laguna Veneta), the major...

History Venice

Venice

Venice developed on silt deposited by the rivers which flow into the Adriatic Sea. The silt formed small islands where fishermen and saltmakers were the first to settle. Later, wealthy Romans had their summer residences here. Thanks to its strategic...

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Public Holidays in Venice and the rest of Italy

As a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Italy observes numerous public holidays. National public holidays on which shops and offices remain closed are listed below.1 January: New Year's Day6 January: The Feast of the EpiphanyMarch/April: Easter an...

Transport in Venice

Venice is a carfree city, so there are no buses, taxis or trams. Instead you have the vaporetto, a large waterbus, which drops you off at various key points throughout the city. The vaporetto is not cheap, EUR 6 per trip, and luggage is extra. If you...

Cityreport Antonio Zamboni

Antonio Zamboni is 34 years and is born in Venice. He is a medical specialist and takes his time off in the magnificent city centre.What makes this city so cool?I love its history, and you can see the most magnificent buildings here. I also love its...

Up and Down the Bridges

Up and Down the Bridges is an unusual walk up and down the bridges and through the small streets of Venice. It's an old tradition that takes place in April (the exact date varies each year). The walk starts at Piazza San Marco, where the huge group o...

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, Venice's film festival, is the oldest film festival in the world and traditionally takes place on Lido island. This prestigious film festival is notable for its non-Hollywood programming, although many wo...

Regatta Storica

The Historical Regatta takes place along the Grand Canal on the first Sunday in September. The canal is filled with beautiful 13th century craft and its banks are lined with thousands of spectators. The Regatta is headed up by a boat bearing the 'buc...