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The island of San Michele

On the northern shore of Venice, on the Vaporetto line towards the island of Murano and Burano, lays the cemetery island of San Michele. It is beautifully borded by high walls and a chapel, with a boarding place for ships. Originally, there were two islands – the island of San Michele and the island of […]

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San Pietro di Castello

Almost all the way towards the east of Venice lies the small island formerly known as Olivio, now San Pietro di Castello. It is connected by two bridges with other islands. The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello is located on the island. By walking through the island you notice that it is a rather […]

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Carnival in Venice

Already in the 12th century, the habit for the people of Venice arose to meet at the San Mark’s square and to celebrate the various victories over their enemies. In the Renaissance period, some centuries later, it obtained an official character which fully manifested itself in the 18th century, at the decline and very end […]

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Venetian Navigators – A fascinating book

If you like historic stories with a great touch of mystery and adventure, I would like to recommend the following book about the the voyages of the Zen brothers. The book is called Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North, written by the historian Andrea di Robilant. I stumbled upon […]

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