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Saint Mark's lion and doge Foscari on the gate of the Doge's Palace © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The Venetian Lion Explained

When visiting Venice, it is hard not to notice the many lions adorning the doors and facades of the buildings, especially around Saint Mark’s Square. Let’s take a closer look at this symbol of Venice to discover some of the … Continue reading

Campo de Gheto Novo in Venice © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The synagogues in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

2016 was an important year for the Jewish community of Venice: it marked the 5th centenary of the ghetto of the city, established on the 29th of March, 1516. Exhibitions, symposiums and scholarly books and articles accompanied the commemorations, as … Continue reading

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Venice through Our Eyes

Millions of tourists visit Venice every year, but not many of them really grasp its unique charm. If you think you deserve something more than the crowds, if you want to satisfy your curiosity, then we are here to guide you … Continue reading