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Carnevale: Volo dell'Angelo
Venice Boattour in the Lagoon You can either rent a boat with a skipper or navigate on your own around the lagoon (not through the city centre). There are different companies renting boats in Venice: Brussa is Boat Campello Marine Laguniamo (electric boats/motor boats/kayak) You don’t need any driving licence with a motor up to...
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Doge's Palace
The Doge’s Palace has not only been the seat of the Venetian government, prison and home of the Doge, but also the materialization of the values of the Venetian Republic. What are we going to do On this tour through the richly decorated rooms of the Doge’s Palace, you will not only discover paintings of...
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This tour is at the moment only available in German.
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Venezia: San Pietro di Castello
Only a view visitors get lost „enough“ to finish here in San Pietro di Castello. Actually a pity, as the Basilica is really worth a visit; not only because of its very idyllic park, but also because of its history. The beginning When the city of Venice started to develop in the lagoon, San Pietro...
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Venezia - Murano: Santa Maria degli Angeli
Will we ever find out who the mysterious M.M. in Casanova’s “Mémoires” really was? The only thing we know for sure is that the beautiful nun lived in the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Murano) when she wasn’t stealing away by night to see her lovers. The Church Santa Maria degli Angeli is one...
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Carnevale: Volo dell'Angelo
El paron de casa. The landlord. That’s the affectionate nickname that Venetians use when referring to the belltower that dominates Saint Mark’s Square and the Venetian cityscape. The belltower had actually different functions during the history of the Serenissima: lighthouse – visible from the sea at distance of 42km/26,09 miles belltower – regulating the Venetian...
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Venezia: Madonna dell'Orto
„Don’t you have any respect for God’s holy places, oh Devil? You’re powerless against God’s justice and the faith of his people!” That’s what Isabella Contarini, during the consecration of the Church Madonna dell’Orto in 1366, said to the young mason Paolo Delle Masegne who worked together with his father (Jacobello) and his uncle (Pietro...
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Venezia: Campo del Ghetto Nuovo
The opening of the Ghetto In 1797, after the Serenissima had been conquered by Napoleon, the French “empereur” decreed the end of segregation and the equality of all citizens (Hebrews and Venetians), a decision that got legally binding in 1866 with the annexation of Venice by the Italian Reign. The holocaust monument and the Hebrew...
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Venezia: Vista dal ponte vicino alla casa di Marco Polo
Have you just had a look at the Rialto Bridge? Well, then you shouldn’t miss the Corte Seconda del Milion. Once arrived at the campo have a look around: You are standing in front of the property of the Polo family. Exactly! The family of the famous Venetian discoverer; and in a minute I’ll take...
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Venezia: Campiello dei Morti
Chances are that, during one of your walks through Venice, you already passed over the dead bodies of its former citizens. Before the construction of the cemetery island San Michele, the cemeteries in Venice were located in the very heart of the city. One of these campi or ancient cemeteries is located a stone’s throw...
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Venezia: Ponte delle Tette
11.654. This number doesn’t refer to the palazzi in Venice or their chimneys, but to the number of courtesans that lived and worked in Venice in 1509. From Castelletto to San Cassiano The courtesans carried out their work near the Rialto bridge in an area called “Castelletto” but in the 15th century they were dislodged...
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Venezia Colorata
Welcome in Europe’s , and the world’s, first ghetto. Have a look at the Campo de Gheto Novo, maybe the one or the other is going to be able to discover the – hardly visible – hidden treasures in the palazzi that line the square: the synagogues. Well, for which reason was this enclave created...
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Torcello: Basilica
Torcello, the neighbor island of Burano and a true oasis of tranquility, is certainly worth a visit and recommended to all „cultural“ and „gastronomic“ gourmets. This may surprise you due to its size (or tininess?) but in case you should visit Burano and instead of eating in one of the touristy osterie, you could have...
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Did you ever wonder about the origins of one of the most famous carnivals in the world and about how long it lasted in early times? One week, two months, …? Let’s have a look together at the history of carnival in Venice: The early beginnings of Carnival can be traced back to the year...
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Carnevale: Volo della Colombina
If you should happen to be in St Mark’s Square around midday on the 2nd Sunday of Carnival season, don’t wonder about all the spectators looking skywards, as one of the most important events is taking place in this very same day: the Volo della Colombina/dell’Angelo (the Dove’s/Angel’s Flight). The first Angel’s Flight took place...
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In the 17th century, wide parts of Europe were afflicted by the pest and due to numerous conflicts and wars it’s not surprising that the black death soon reached Venice too. The sick bays were cram-full and there wasn’t even enough manpower to transport the contaminated citizens to the provided facilities. The numerous victims of...
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Gramophones. Typewriters. Hats. Fans. Old publicity posters. Cups. Sterling cutlery. Bikes. You can find pretty anything on these flea markets/antiques markets and actually, for me, it’s always like travelling back in time through human history and going on treasure hunting at the same time. Sure, you’ll also find a lot of junk, but that’s the...
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You can find this massive stone seat that people refer to as “Attila’s throne”, even though the famous king of the Huns never sat on it, in front of the Church S. Fosca Vergine, only a stone’s throw away from the Devil’s Bridge. It seems that in reality this seat was used by the tribune...
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History The fort Carpenedo, built at the end of the 19th century according to the Tunkler model, is together with it’s twin-forts Gazzera and Tron (built in the same period) and Fort Marghera (built in the beginning of the 19th century by the Austrians) the “Campo Trincerato” (complex of fortifications) of Mestre. The main goal...
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Sweet! The Arsenale is for the first time in Carnival history open to the public (from February 27th till February 4th 2014 30/31th of January and 4th-6th of February 2016), and from what I can tell the program is pretty neat: street artists, fireworks and live music. Not bad at all! Soooo, Sunday we finally...
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  •   Toll!

    thumb Rebecca
    June 13, 2022
  •   Ich kann Beatrice herzlich empfehlen. Sie liebt Venedig, hat viel Wissen darüber und kann es bestens vermitteln, darüber hinaus in Ecken ohne Touristen.

    thumb Ivana
    June 8, 2022
  •   Es war eine sehr schöne Tour und Beatrix konnte wirklich auf jede Frage eine Antwort geben.

    thumb Annette
    May 28, 2022
  •   This tour is a "Hidden Gem" for the "Hidden Corners" of Venice. Beatrice is a passionate and learned tour guide that shared so many intriguing stories about life in Venice... read more

    thumb Ralph
    May 28, 2022
  •   Beatrice hat nicht nur eine sehr schöne Führung (prima Balance aus Sightseeing und Wissensvermittlung) gemacht sondern vorher und nachher viele weitere und sehr hilfreiche Tipps für den Venedigurlaub geliefert (und... read more

    thumb Jan
    May 15, 2022
  •   Beatrice hat uns sehr charmant , kenntnisreich und mit viel Liebe abseits der Touristenströme durch ihr Venedig geführt. Es war sehr interessant, kurzweilig und ausgewogen. Hervorragend waren die vielen kleinen... read more

    thumb Katrin
    May 15, 2022
  •   Es war eine sehr kurzweilige Führung. Wir haben viele interessante und auch überraschende Details über Venedig erfahren. Beatrice brennt für Venedig und das spürt man auch . Beim nächsten... read more

    thumb Michaela
    April 30, 2022
  •   Welch nette und informative Tour. Danke für all die Geschichten 🤩

    thumb Claus-Reino
    April 30, 2022
  •   Hervorragende Tour! Beatrice kennt sich in der Stadt sehr gut aus, teilt viele spannende Anekdoten mit und gibt wunderbare Geheimtipps! Sehr zu empfehlen.

    thumb Pascal
    April 21, 2022
  •   Beatrice hat eine tolle Tour mit uns gemacht: sehr persönlich, mit allen Sinnen, lebendig und kreativ. Es fühlte sich an, als wenn wir eine Freundin besuchen, die uns ihre Stadt... read more

    thumb Pia
    April 7, 2022
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