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the burial in saint Mark's basilica in Venice containing the heart of doge Erizzo © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The Heart of a Doge in Saint Mark’s Basilica

The history of Venice and its Republic can’t be understood without discussing the figure of the doge, its most important public figure. The doge was strictly chosen among the members of the noble class, and elected by the Maggior Consiglio … Continue reading

fresco by Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi on the staircase of Palazzo Grassi in Venice © 2016 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

Coffee in Venice

When you sip a cup of coffee in Venice, you are drinking in the very history of this beverage. No matter whether you are seated in one of the luxury cafés in Saint Mark’s Square or standing at the counter … Continue reading