Unique experiences in the city of canals!
Many visitors feel that a ride in one of these icons of the city is the epitome of romance. Anybody who has ever glided over the waters of the peaceful canals will never forget it.
Sun-downer or dinner at the Rialto
The district on the bank of the Canal Grande between the fish market and Fabbriche Vecchie has the reputation of being a really trendy place. You will understand why if you feast on, or sip, the specialities served at one of the tables in the open air.
Marathon alla veneziana
The people who live in the city on the lagoon are keen rowers. When it is warm a regatta is held every couple of days, when the locals – spurred on by dense rows of supporters – lean into their oars for all it’s worth. The highlight of the season is the Vogalonga in May.
The glass-blowing Mecca
For centuries, Murano glass has been famous for its high quality and a visit to one of the famous studios is a must. Standing in front of the furnace, you will be amazed when you see how the master craftsmen create a fragile work of art out of the glowing mass through ‘only’ a long puff and amazing skill.
Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto & Co
From momentous Biblical scenes by the great masters of the Renaissance to the genre and landscape paintings of the Baroque period: nowhere else can art lovers find such a wealth from the quintessence of 500 years of Venetian painting of this quality than in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
The classic carnival
Every year, the Venetians revel in a feast for all the senses from the middle of January to Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras).
Long promenade on the waterside
When there is still snow on the mainland, the first sunrays of spring tickle the skin on the Zattere in Dorsoduro. But a walk along the quay with a view over the Giudecca Canal is sure to warm your heart.
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