The best things to do in Venice

It is no surprise that Venice is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, having around 20 million visitors each year, you'll find it hard to discover a more sought after place. The real challenge of visiting…

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"L’ Arsenale"
"L’ Arsenale" is located in S. Martino in the Sestiere di Castello. Among the various meanings of the origin of the name we report that of the Masons that seems more relevant and that is dock, a word of Arabic origin that indicates the place where the ships are manufactured and stored. [...]
The Venetian Schools - A primitive example of voluntary work
In Venice the word "School" has two completely different meanings: the first is the one common all over the world and which identifies a place where teachers teach and students learn; the second, which is the subject of our study, indicates a building where, in the Middle Ages, people who had in common the same art or craft, the same nationality, the same devotion to a saint, gathered with the aim of doing "good deeds", and for a moment let's try to think about the religiosity of men in 1300 when doing a good deed ensured "credits" for Paradise... [...]
A city on the water but without fresh water
As Venice was surrounded by salt water but didn’t have drinking water due to its hydro-geological characteristics, wells were built all around the city to collect rainwater. [...]
The Rialto Bridge: one of the symbols of Venice
Venice has four bridges that cross the Grand Canal: the Rialto Bridge, the Accademia Bridge, the Ponte degli Scalzi Bridge and the Constitution Bridge known as the Calatrava Bridge. The Rialto Bridge is the oldest and was the only connection between the two banks of the Grand Canal. [...]
Venice Quarters: i Sestieri
One of the many peculiarities of Venice is the way the city is structured. The city is divided into 6 areas called Sestieri (from latin word “sex” = six). [...]
The lagoon of Venice: almost 6000 years of history
The Venice lagoon or Venetian Lagoon is located in the Northern Adriatic Sea, along the coasts of Veneto region, has long been under UNESCO protection. [...]
St. Mark's Square - the history of Venice
St. Mark's Square (San Marco, in Italian) is one of the most important, beautiful and fascinating places in Italy, famous worldwide for its beauty, its magic and its architectural integrity. [...]
Guggenheim
The museum is probably the most important in Italy regarding  american and european art of the first half of the XX century. It hosts works by Picasso, de Chirico, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Miró, Klee, Ernst, Magritte, Dalí e Pollock and by many others in the areas of Dadaism, Cubism, Futurism and Surrealism. [...]
The Redentore Day
The Redentore Day is one of the few Venice holidays that Venetians really feel as their own. [...]
The Bellini
Bellini is one of the most classy, precious and famous cocktails. The recipe is very simple: peach fresh juice and champagne. [...]
The new prisons
The new prisons were fundamental to the maintenance of order in Venice and were the first buildings in Europe built specifically for realization of judicial and custodial functions. [...]
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 undeniable poignancy in its account of the survival of a beautiful city after war. [...]
Lords of the prisons
The "lords" of the new prisons in Venice were the guards, the Lords by night at the Criminal and the most important, Council of 10. [...]
The Clock Tower
The Clock Tower, or as it is usually called Moors Tower, is one of Venice landmarks. [...]
5 Non touristy things to do in Venice
With a ridiculous amount of things to do, and an obscene millions of tourists, it’s a great idea to be a well-organised tourist while looking for non touristy things to do in Venice. The Venice City Tours app has itineraries to bring you on self guided tours of to all the mega tourist spots in Venice, and also less famous but just as beautiful sites. A classic place to visit in Venice is Piazza San Marco. [...]
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 torment of prisoners
The three forms of punishment practised against prisoners to corret their wrongful conduct in Venice: pleadings, tortures and galleys. [...]
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. [...]
10 unique things to do in Venice
Hence, here are 10 unique things to do in Venice by choosing Venice City Tours, among them we have listed other “tips” alongside the essential steps. [...]
The History of Venice
Discover the history of one of the most charming and beautiful cities in the world! [...]
The Lion and Theodore
Once the basin of San Marco was the sea port of Venice and those who came by ship could admire the impressive unique architecture of Palazzo Ducale, seat of the Venetian power, and two marble and granite columns topped by the statues of the two patron saints of Venice: the winged Lion, symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist, and “Todaro“, the Byzantine St. Theodore of Amasea, who was the first protector of the city. [...]