The symbol of Venice—Gondola!

  The first reordered use of the word gondola dates from the XI century. The etymology of the word is uncertain. Some say it may come from the Latin cymbula (little boat) or from the diminutive of cuncula (shell). The gondola is about 11 meters long; it is painted black with a waterproof finish requiring[…]

How to spend the Easter holiday in Venice?

Venice is a perfect destination for all types of holidays! This unique city with its magic atmosphere can satisfy all tastes… Do not forget to taste the Colomba Pasquale, or Easter Dove, that you may see in many bakery shops throughout the city. But on Easter Sunday (Pasqua), take a trip to Basilica San Marco (no[…]

The Oratorio dei Crociferi

One of the unknown marvels of Venice is finelly open for public!The Oratorio dei Crociferi decorated by Jacopo Palma Il Giovane in the years 1583- 1592. His canvases depict episodes from the history of this Order of Crusades monks, with particular reference to its two main benefactors the doge Renier Zen and Pasquale Cicogna.  The[…]