Venice in Acqua Alta: Live From Piazza San Marco

Venice Acqua Alta

High Water at High Noon: Keep Your Balance in St. Mark’s Square – or Go for a Paddle! “Acqua Alta” is Italian for “High Water“, and when a big tide comes into Venice’s lagoon, that’s exactly what you get in Piazza San Marco and many pedestrian streets. Fortunately, it usually only happens from autumn to […]

Restaurants in Cannaregio, Venice

Food in Venice

Restaurants in Cannaregio, Venice It’s important to check that the restaurant at which you’re interested in eating is open! Restaurants in Venice do not all close on a Monday, rest days vary, and not all open at night. Booking is highly advisable, especially when you want an outside table. And not all restaurants (especially the […]

Restaurants in Santa Croce, Venice

Venice Restaurants

Restaurants in Santa Croce, Venice: It’s important to check that the restaurant at which you’re interested in eating is open! Restaurants in Venice do not all close on a Monday, rest days vary, and not all open at night. Booking is highly advisable, especially when you want an outside table. And not all restaurants (especially […]

Restaurants in Venice

Restaurants in Venice

Restaurants in Venice Restaurant Location: Cannaregio Castello Dorsoduro Santa Croce San Marco San Polo Giudecca/Lido The Islands   It’s important to check that the restaurant at which you’re interested in eating is open! Restaurants in Venice do not all close on a Monday, rest days vary, and not all open at night. Booking is highly […]

Venice and the Lagoon

Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Venice and the Lagoon: Introduction An ever-growing range of features, links and practical information to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Venice, including guides to hotel accommodation, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, city neighbourhoods and getting about. There’s a lot here already and we are hard at work adding the sections to complete the […]

A Brief History of Venice

Palazzo Ducale, Venezia

A Brief History of Venice Brief History | Interesting facts | Famous people Where it started According to tradition, Venice was founded in 421 AD on April 25th, St. Mark’s Day (St. Mark is now the patron saint of Venice) when to escape the Barbarian invasions, refugees from the Veneto took shelter in the Lagoon. […]

Getting Around Venice

Vaporetto in front of Ca D'Oro

Getting Around Venice: There are two main ways of getting around Venice: walking or using some kind of boat; you could swim, but I wouldn’t recommend it! Public Water Buses | Car Ferries | Water Taxis | Gondolas | Traghetto | Walking and also see our quick guide:How to Reach Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s […]

Street Flooding, “high water” in Piazza San Marco, Venice

Venice Flooding

Street Flooding, "high water" in San Marco: Venice City Guide Acqua alta (High tides) We’ve all heard about Venice flooding and seen the news shots of people wading through the waters in St Mark’s Square. But actually Venice only has Acqua Alta (high water) in Autumn and Winter when some streets and squares flood, and […]

Music in Venice: Concerts and Opera

Verdi

Concert and Opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres A commented selection of concert and opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres. Antonio Vivaldi, who lived in Venice for many years, composed over 60 works there and the city is also the place where many famous Italian operas, especially by Verdi, had their premières: The […]

Shopping in Venice

Carnevale Masks shop, San Polo, Venice, Italy

Shopping in Venice Masks, Costumes Dolls Glassware Lace Paper products Fabrics Bead jewellery Lithographs Venice is famous for several local crafts that have been produced here for centuries and are hard to get elsewhere: the glassware from the island of Murano, the delicate lace from Burano (rarely found now, most of it’s from China though […]