The torment of prisoners
The three forms of punishment practised against prisoners to corret their wrongful conduct in Venice: pleadings, tortures and galleys. [...]
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 Tour 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. [...]
Torcello the Byzantine island
Torcello was already inhabited in Roman times probably only as a retreat of some noble family, later was abandoned when the surrounding lagoon got silted up. [...]
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. [...]
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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The hidden gems of Venice
Considering that the island of Venice isn’t one of the biggest places in the world you’d be surprised with how many “gems could be hidden here. [...]
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. [...]
Burano, the island of lace-making

Burano is no doubt the most colorful island in the lagoon of Venice, the facades of its houses are painted pink, blue, green, yellow, indigo.
The inhabitants decided to paint their houses to give fishermen a way to see their homes when they returned from fishing and fog enveloped the island. A very popular landmark, painted in a plethora of bright colors, is “Bepi’s house“.

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Steps on the water
Venice counts more than a hundred islands, intersected by about 150 canals, linked together by more than 400 bridges that originally consisted of wooden planks because they served the passage of horses in use in Venice in 1400. They were later built in stone and brick, protected by side espaliers. [...]
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. [...]
Gondola
You cannot leave Venice without having admired the city from another perspective, without filling your eyes with the sight of magnificent buildings reflected on the canals, of dusk light floating on water, you can’t leave Venice without experiencing the magic and the relaxation of a gondola ride. [...]