Venice Local Customs

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  • 1. Gondole, gondoliere, traghetti

    “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,...

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  • 2. Carnival

    Carneval di Venezia ( Carnival of Venice ) is a must visit at least once in your lifetime, and to get into the spirit of things, a mask is a must. Venice has seen some form of mask going back to the...

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  • 3. Tipping/Restaurant Charges

    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, -...

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  • 4. Winged lions

    “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...

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  • 5. Festivals

    Before the Regatta started, Canal Grande was a very bussy place, there were lots of moving up and down the chanel. More or less I got impression its big confusion down there on the water front, boats...

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  • 6. Pigeons

    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...

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  • 7. acqua alta (flooding)

    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...

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  • 8. Feast Days

    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...

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  • 9. A FEW ITALIAN PHRASES THAT MAY HELP YOU

    In che paese sono? In che paese mi trovo ora? What country am I in?Guardavamo la TV e, improvvisamente, è esplosa! We were watching the TV when it suddenly...

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  • 10. Venetian Door Handles

    “There is no more magnificent absurdity than Venice. To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the...

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  • 11. Churches

    Walking around Venice (or riding on the vaporetto) I was really struck by the inordinately large number of churches in Venice. Maybe it is because the city is...

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  • 12. Drinking Spritz : Aperol or Bitter ?

    Long and humid winters , no cars , and good quality white wines made us addicted to Spritz , our favourite drink: white wine , Aperol ( sweeter) or Campari (...

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  • 13. Accomodation prices

    By law, accomodation prices in Italy must be displayed in the rooms, therefore you will find in every room a form that lists the minimum and maximum price for...

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  • 14. Regatta Storica - the story of its origins

    Regatta storica is the most spectacular event of Venice, it is very pitoresque and the moving at the same time. It is magnificent historical procession, taking...

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  • 15. Peggy Guggenheim Gallery

    Peggy Guggenheim Gallery is situated in Dorsoduro, facing Canal Grande, just about half way between the Accademia and the church of Santa Maria della Salute. It...

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  • 16. Monuments in Venice

    Venice doesn't have much of the selfstanding monuments on the squares, not as much as one could expecting, but on the other hand isn't the old core of the town...

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  • 17. Palazzi Dolfin Manin & Bembo

    Palazzo Bembo (red coloured building) is 15th century building built for the noble Bembo family. This palace was remodeled several times during past centuries...

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  • 18. Glass art shop

    This nice looking shop is located somwhere in between sestiere of Castello and San Marco, more probably is that could be at Castello. I didn't buy anything here...

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  • 19. Ca' d'Oro

    Palazzo Santa Sofia is far better known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) gue to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. It is one...

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  • 20. Cimitero - Isola di San Michele

    The small island San Michele used to be the prison, untill the Napoleon's occupation when occupying forces decreed that Venetians could not bury their deceased...

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  • 21. The home of Cimarosa

    Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801) was Italian composer, writing more then eighty operas, both comic and serious. He was very popular at his times for the Opera...

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  • 22. Ca' Pesaro

    Most of the superb Venetian palaces facing Canal Grande and Ca' Pesaro is certainly one of the most famous. The palace is set around the courtyard and was...

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  • 23. Fondaco dei Turchi

    Fondaco dei Turchi was originally built in the 13th century as a palace for the Pesaro family, that's why some Venetians call it Palazzo Pesaro. Built in...

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  • 24. Museo Storico Navale

    Museo storico Navale, situated in the Sestiere Castello and close to Aesenale, is devoted to naval and nautical history. It is one of the Venice's less visited...

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  • 25. Teatro Goldoni

    Teatro Goldoni has been founded in 1622 under the name of Teatro San Luca, known also as Teatre Vendramin after the name of the owners. Later on it was renamed...

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