Veneto Local Customs

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Veneto Local Customs

  • Carnival

    Venice Local Customs

    It is said that its origin comes from a victory of Venice in the war against Ulric; Patriarch of Aquileia, in the year 1162. During the 18th century it fell into decline. It was revived in 1979. At Carnival time there are many people of all ages wearing masks. In the city you can enjoy several street performances; parades, and other...

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  • Legends

    Verona Local Customs

    In the entrance of the building, where you will see the famous (BUT false) balcony , where Giulietta Capelletti met Romeo Montecchi, you will be able to stick your Love-letters on a wall , where you will find already thousands of other love-letters. To post your love-letters there is to be said to be some sort of a guarantee for a love lasting...

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  • Gondole, gondoliere, traghetti

    Venice Local Customs

    “Today the weather is triumphant, and my views of life consequently more cheerful. It is so warm that we are going out presently in the gondola, to take up a few dropped stitches. Venice, after all, is incomparable, and during this visit I have penetrated into little slits of streets in every direction on foot. The canals only give one a visiting...

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  • Events

    Verona Local Customs

    Tocatì (Your turn! in Verona dialect) was a frequent word exanged beetween children playng along the roads, swapping roles in the games. How many times i told it! Time of no cars around, no PCs or videogames, very few TV if any... Now, a street festival of all the games usually played along the streets has become a regular event at the end of...

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  • Festivals

    Venice Local Customs

    Lateen or latin-rig sail boat is a triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle od the mast, which allows a boat to tack against the wind. In the Lagoon of Venice such type of boat is called "bragozzo" or "bragosso" but many call it also "chiggiotta". Bragozzo is typical Venetian boat made of wood by local artisans, following the...

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  • The Patron Saint of Verona

    Verona Local Customs

    The magnificent look of the apse and Romanesque bell-tower of the basilica of San Zeno. The roof and the apse were rebuilt in the Gothic period. The weathered Veronese stone of which the basilica is built has a warm golden tone, and the restrained lines of the pillars, the columns, the cornices and the gallery with its double windows give the whole...

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  • Winged lions

    Venice Local Customs

    “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” —Truman Capote (1924-1984) Have fun in Venice! Behave as if you just eat an entire box of chocolate liqueurs. Here is a suggestion for a fun thing to do. Is your astrological sign Leo, the lion? If it is, or if you travel with some who is a Leo as I do, let me suggest a fun...

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  • Sculptures

    Verona Local Customs

    It doesn't matter what statue in Italy you are viewing, there will undoubtedly be a bird sitting on it. Verona is no exception. I used to try and wait them out so that I could get a good shot of the statue, but they are more in a hurry than me. So I gave up. This statue is found near the arena in a small park. You will find your own statue with a...

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  • Tipping/Restaurant Charges

    Venice Local Customs

    Cappuccino — a shot of espresso infused with steamed milk and foam and drunk in the morning by Italians, but never after lunch or dinner, since with that much milk is considered a meal in itself, - the classic Italian breakfast. The second rule is to never order cappuccino after an original Italian meal, Italians can't understand why anyone would...

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  • Other

    Verona Local Customs

    Piazza Bra is the name of the square in front of the famous Arena di Verona, and although the square is quite large, it is really hard to find a sign with that funny name written on it.Bra is the local Veronese expression for Braida, which means "large" and of course this makes sense for such a big square. Thanks a lot, Boris (coisbeauty) for that...

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  • Pigeons

    Venice Local Customs

    The pigeons of San Marco have become the symbol of Venice but they are actually a severe problem because pigeons dung is the one of the main reasons of buildings damage in Venice. Venetians use common needles but also pretty odd and scary broken glass to secure some places from pigeons.

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  • Wine testing

    Verona Local Customs

    Wanting to try some regional wines but don't know what to look for? look for these key regions: Valpolicella: comuni (municipalities) of Pescantina, San Pietro in Cariano, Negrar, Marano, Fumane, Sant’Ambrogio and Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo, producing red wine Bardolino: comune 25 kilometers northwest of Verona, producing red wine Soave: 23 kilometers...

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  • acqua alta (flooding)

    Venice Local Customs

    Tourists might think that Aqua Alta only happens in the winter. Not necessarily, it can even happen in the summer. At end August 1995 we experienced high water 5 -10 cm! There had been strong raining for some days and one noon at the time of high tide we saw the water coming out of the pavement at the Piazza San Marco. Some streets were also under...

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  • Verona Pass

    Verona Local Customs

    It was surprising to learn that several of Verona's churches and the Duomo had an entrance fee so If you're planning to visit several churches and museums invest in a Verona Pass but remember nearly everything is closed on Mondays. Verona Card valid for one day costs 8 Euro three days costs 12 Euro - for free entry to museums, churches and...

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  • Feast Days

    Venice Local Customs

    Apparently the front portico of the Salute church is only opened on November 21. So we climbed the stairs and entered the church through the exclusive portico. A thrill that wore off quickly. Actually, it was pretty interesting to see the church on the feast day. The locals were there in force, buying candles by the armful. Upon entering the...

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  • Castelli del Veneto - Roncade

    Castello Roncade is situated 12km from Treviso and is the most characteristic example or rural culture in Veneto. It was built around 10th century and the locals always called it simply Castello. The present look of the castle, however, dates from the 16th century and was built by a Venetian patrician Girolamo Giustinian.The present owner of the...

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  • Castelli del Veneto - Montecchio...

    Montecchio Maggiore is small town situated in between Verona and Vicenza. If travelling by car you will noticed alot of malls and shops along the road and a few pretty good restaurants, but nothing will attract you to stop in this place, not even the small historic centre of the place seen on the left side.Montecchio Maggiore is the most famous for...

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  • Buy your stamps at the big T

    the "T" stands for Sale/Tabacchi Some things in Italy are different from other countries in Europe and so you will find a special kind of shop all over Italy, selling Tabacco and also stamps. Do not expect to get stamps at the places, where you buy your postcards !!In Verona you even have such a "Sale/Tabacchi" directely on Piazza Bra, next to the...

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  • Gabinetti Pubblici - the place to powder...

    Gabinetti Pubblici??Whats that expression you might ask yourself while looking for a public toilet...Well, Gabinetti Pubblici is what you are looking for and it is the elegant expression for the place to powder your nose or talk to a man about a horse, and on Piazza Bra in Verona the sign for this place is even made in a very special way as you can...

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  • post your love letter next to Juliets...

    Casa di Giulietta / the house of Juliet In the entrance of the building, where you can see the famous (BUT false) balcony , where Giulietta Capelletti met Romeo Montecchi, you may stick your Love-letters on a wall , where you will find already thousands of other love-letters.To post your love-letters there is to be said to be some sort of a...

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  • Watch out for special trafic-signs in...

    Of course there are special traficsigns all over Venezia/ Venice for the boats and gondolas. The traficsign in my photo is showing a sidecanal of Canale Grande where gondolas are allowed to pass through.

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