Sant’Angelo square in Venice

Sant’Angelo square in Venice Campo Sant’Angelo is located in the historic center of Venice, in the San Marco district. Buildings of historical architectural importance overlook it, such as: Palazzo Trevisan Pisani, Palazzo Gritti Morosini, Palazzo Duodo, and the Monastery of Santo Stefano. On the western side, there is a small Oratorio dell’Annunziata, wanted by the…

Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers

Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers and their Patron Saint Valentine is celebrated every year on February 14. There are many legends about this Christian martyr named Saint Valentine who was once bishop of Terni. According to one story, he gave a sum of money to a poor girl…

Eating well in a Venice restaurant.

Eating well in a Venice restaurant. We would like to introduce you to the flavours of Venetian cuisine by suggesting a historic restaurant, Vini Da Pinto:  here you can really eating well. It is located in one of the most characteristic areas of Venice: Campo delle Beccarie right in front of the famous Rialto fish…

Bacaro, the typical venitian wine bar

Bacaro, the typical venitian  wine bar   Venetians, who wish to have a bite, usually head to a Bacaro. It’s the typical  wine bar of Venice. People can enjoy some street food: a delicious savory snack (cicchetto) with a glass of local wine (ombra). One of my favorites is ‘Bacaro da Lele’. It is located in…

The art of photography in Venice

The art of photography in Venice Daniele Nalesso embodied the art of photography in Venice. He started at the age of 13 when his father lent him his camera and with the photographer of the Doge’s Palace, he started photography and darkroom printing. For 15 years he photographed events at the Hotel Excelsior and Des…

The last goldbeater in Venice

The last goldbeater in Venice The last craftsman in Europe who still beat the gold leaf exclusively by hand, lives and works in Venice. This noble metal is made into very thin sheets (a few microns)to be used for gilding in art and design. The Punta della Dogana ball and the Angel of the Saint…