Ca’ d’Oro






From the brief presentation on the site of one of most famous palazzi facing Venice’s Canal Grande, we don’t understand why its owner Giorgio Franchetti committed suicide in 1922, exactly the year when the first Mussolini’s Fascist regime was installed. Paolo Monti – Servizio fotografico, Photos courtesy of Wikimedia commons Baron Franchetti, of blessed memory,[…]

What to Wear in Venice?






Venice is located in North–East Italy. Venetian climate varies throughout the year. During the winter, daytime temperatures struggle up only as high as 3-4°C, while in the summer, temperatures can soar to a dizzying 35 C / 96 F (it also gets very hot and sticky). The hottest month is August and the coldest is[…]

St Mark’s Square






Canaletto, The Piazza San Marco in Venice, 1723 It is a most fascinating square. St Mark’s Square is called a piazza and not a campo to distinguish it from the other squares and to emphasis its singular beauty. It was once a remarkable showcase for feasts, ceremonies, tournaments and fairs. Here you will see the St[…]

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[…]