San Giacomo in Paludo, Sant'Erasmo and Fauna della Laguna
The Venetian Lagoon is scattered with tiny islands which look utterly abandoned and wild; many, however, were once not only populated but very well-kept, mostly housing convents or monastries [...]
Burano "Bussolà" and The Remiera and the Voga Veneta
Among Burano’s traditions, food is definitely up there, and at the top of that list are the Bussolà, the buranese biscuits [...]
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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San Martino Vescovo and The coloured Houses
Piazza Baldassare Galuppi is the only real square in the whole of Burano, dedicated to the 18th century musician who was of course a proud Buranelo [...]
The Venetian Lagoon and Lazzaretto Nuovo and sanità
The Venetian Lagoon is a stretch of water 55km long comprised between two rivers flowing from the mainland [...]
Burano Island and Museo del Merletto
Burano Island is, next to the almost unpopulated Torcello, the one truly inhabitated centre of the northern lagoon [...]
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 Canal Grande of Murano, Santi Maria e Donato and Santa Maria degli Angeli
Although obviously not as famous or as important as its counterpart in Venice, the Canal Grande of Murano is rather splendid in its own right [...]
The Faro of Murano, San Pietro Martire and Museo del Vetro
The Faro, or lighthouse, you see was built in 1912 but ever since the middle-ages there had always been a wooden tower on Murano, even if more inland [...]
San Michele Island and Murano Island and the glass
San Michele Island, recognisable by high leafy tress which stick out above the encircling walls, is also known as the Isola dei morti -  the Island of the dead - as this is in fact the cemetery of Venice [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
Murano: the Pearl of Venice
Formerly called Amuranium, the island lies North-East of Venice, facing the Fondamente Nuove and can be easily reached by vaporetto (the public boat-transport service. It was, along with other islands in the lagoon, a safe haven  for the people of Veneto region, fleeing from the barbarian invasions. [...]
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. [...]
Mazzorbo and the Ponte Lungo, Torcello Island, The Devil's Bridge and Attila's Throne
Mazzorbo, which is connected to the island of Burano via a long wooden bridge called Ponte Lungo, is often considered as an appendix to Burano [...]
Santa Fosca and Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta
The small church in Torcello is dedicated to Santa Fosca; the story took place in the early middle-ages, when Fosca, originally from the Middle-East, converted to Christianity along with her maid [...]
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. [...]
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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