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  • The Venetian Lion Explained

    Related Tours Venice 101Off the beaten path 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 lesser-known aspects of the history of the Serenissima.…
  • The synagogues in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

    Related Tours Jewish 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 well as restoration projects of the Jewish Museum and the synagogues.…
  • A History of the National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale

    Related Tours Contemporary art in Venice Every two years, the Venice Biennale is dedicated to contemporary architecture, but the 29 national pavilions in the Giardini are themselves a type of permanent architecture exhibition, a collection of buildings representing different periods and styles from all over the world. Let's take a tour around the Giardini to…
  • A Mall with a History: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice

    Related Tours Venice 101Boat tour On October 1st, 2016, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice reopened to the public after a long closure and a much-discussed restoration. Now a luxury shopping mall, in the previous centuries the building was used by the customs agency, the fiscal police, and finally the post office. But what was…
  • The Queen of the Venetian Carnevale

    Related Tours Food and wine tours Every year, during the two weeks preceding Lent, the Carnevale brings color, music and obviously a bit of joyful madness in the city. The tastiest among all excesses appears along the alleyways well before the official opening of the celebrations: starting January, 7th – that is after the day…
  • 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 into a deeper travel experience. Why us? We are both official tour guides and…