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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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  •   Bea hat uns zwei zauberhafte Stunden beschert, in denen wir Venedig auf versteckten Pfaden noch besser kennengelernt und verstanden haben, obwohl wir schon mehrmals dort waren. Sehr angenehm und jederzeit gerne wieder! :-)

    thumb Mathias
    10/21/2020
  •   Bea hat uns nicht nur die versteckten Ecken von Venedig gezeigt, sondern auch lebendig gemacht. Wir haben die Tour sehr genossen

    thumb Hanne
    10/16/2020
  •   Unsere Entdeckungstour war total interessant und hat verschiedene, neue Erkenntnisse gebracht. Beatrice hat uns alles sehr sympathisch erzählt und ist auch auf unsere speziellen Wünsche eingegangen.
    Es war eine wirkliche Entdeckung für Venedig und sehr empfehlenswert.

    thumb Barbara
    10/05/2020
  •   Beatrice hat uns pünktlich am vereinbarten Ort empfangen. Sie kennt sich in Venedig super aus und zeigte uns die versteckten Ecken, schmückte auch bestimmte highlights mit anschaulichen Geschichten aus. Beatrice legte auch Wert auf Besonderheiten die nicht unbedingt im Reiseführer stehen. Eine perfekte Tour mit einem sehr angenehmen tour guide, jederzeit in der Lage auch geschichtliche Hintergründe zu erläutern. Diese Tour mit Beatrice können wir nur empfehlen.

    thumb Gerhard
    9/21/2020
  •   Der Stadtrundgang mit Bea war für uns etwas ganz Besonderes. Bei unserem ersten Besuch in Venedig hat uns Bea an ganz spezielle Plätze und Orte geführt, die wir alleine niemals gefunden hätten. Dabei hat Sie uns mit ihrer offenen und herzlichen Art und mit ihrem profunden Fachwissen wirklich begeistert. In den zwei kurzweiligen Stunden haben wir sehr viel über die wundervolle Stadt, ihre Geschichte und ihre Menschen gehört. Man merkt Bea mit jedem Wort an, wie sehr ihr die Stadt am Herzen liegt.
    Ein Stadtrundgang mit Bea ist unbedingt zu empfehlen und ein großes Erlebnis!
    Axel und Alexandra

    thumb Axel
    9/15/2020
  •   Beatrice führte uns durch ein wunderschönes, packendes Venedig abseits der üblichen Touristen Trampelpfade. Es war ein besonderes Erlebnis. Herausragend sind auch ihre Kenntnisse die sehr breit gefächert sind. Egal ob es um das Leben der Venezianer von heute, von vor 300, 600 oder 1000 Jahre geht, ob es um geschichtliche oder kunsthistorische Dinge geht. Beatrice weiß Bescheid. Ich kann eine Tour mit Beatrice jedem empfehlen, der etwas mehr über Venedig wissen will, der sich nicht mit den Infos aus Reiseführern zufrieden geben mag.

    thumb Christian
    9/14/2020
  •   Beatrice war super sympathisch und freundlich. Wir haben Ecken von Venedig entdeckt, die wir so nie gesehen hätten. Absolute Empfehlung und beim nächsten Venedig-Besuch melden wir uns wieder für eine Tour :-)

    thumb Rafael
    9/14/2020
  •   Beatrice ist eine äußerst symphathische und lebhafte Reiseleiterin. Sie versteht es mit viel Grundwissen hinterlegt ihre eigene Begeisterung über Venedig auf die Teilnehmer überspringen zu lassen. Die Führung war ein besonderes Erlebnis und wir empfehlen sie wärmstens weiter!

    thumb Susann
    9/01/2020
  •   Beatrice ist eine sympathische, professionelle Guide, die die Tour mit viel Herz und Engagement durchgeführt hat. Ich habe neben den üblichen Spots, "Geheimecken" gesehen und interessante Insider-Geschichten erfahren. Die teilnehmenden Kinder wurden schön eingebunden ... Der Preis liegt über dem Durchschnitt; ist aber verdient ;-) Ich würde jederzeit wieder eine Tour mit ihr machen.

    thumb Angela
    8/17/2020
  •   Die Tour war wirklich toll. Allein hätten wir sicher nicht in diese tollen kleinen Gassen Venedigs gefunden, auch abseits der touristischen Pfade. Es blieb nicht eine Frage von Beatrice unbeantwortet. Wir erfuhren viel geschichtliches über die Stadt, wie die Menschen hier Leben und erhielten weitere Tips, was wir uns noch anschauen können.

    thumb Katharina
    8/17/2020

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