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Tradition

purple fireworks effect
Fortunately “Redentore”, the Redeemer’s Day festivity, is going to take place this year. Contrary to last year there will even be the traditional fireworks. Redeemer’s Day fireworks in Saint Mark’s Basin 2021 (Please click here for my blog post with some infos on this very traditional Venetian festivity.) The city has decided that the number...
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pink eggs and white candles on white table
What have the Miss Italia beauty contest and the Easter Dove in common? They were invented by the same man: Dino Villani.Differnt „antique“ legends evolved around the invention of the Colomba di Pasqua (Easter Dove), but in reality its invention had pratical reasons.Do you remember my article about the Panettone and the fact that the...
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Carnevale Venezia 2015 Festa Veneziana Sull'Acqua
… or no Carnival 2021. That is the question. Museums are closed. Shopping centres are open. Drinking an aperitivo in the evening is allowed, but just while sitting and until 6 pm. Yes, you can have a walk, but not in touristy places. 2020. The year of regulations that change every week. And what about...
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I’m sure you already heard of Panettone, but what about Pandoro? Both sweets originate in North Italy: The Panettone in Milan, the Pandoro in Verona. „The big bread“. The Panettone. There is no doubt:The Panettone came first. The recipe of the Panettone already circulated in the 16th century and was found in a recipe book...
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Fortunately, despite the Covid-19 crisis, “Redentore”, the Redeemer’s Day festivities, are going to take place this year. *thumb up* (Please click here for my blog post with some infos on this very traditional Venetian festivity.) In case you absolutely don’t have a clue, what you coud do, where you could go, and how to celebrate...
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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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Carnevale Venezia 2015 Festa Veneziana Sull'Acqua
Were you ever thinking about participating in the Venetian Carnival? To slip in one of those famous masks and to discover the city as Casanova or Colombina?  Or do you have by chance an Assassins Creed Costume? Parcours is actually forbidden in the city, but you will also be able to get some quite amazing...
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Venezia: Fuochi d'artificio
Some ideas to celbrate the New Year in the city on the water: in the disco, with a romantic dinner, on board of a ship … Cenone di San Silvestro in Barca: New Year’s Eve Dinner on the water Can you imagine something more spectacular than a dinner on board of a ship, cruising through the...
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Venice. Sunday 17th May 2015. Numerous typical Venetian boats of all forms, colors and sizes gather in front of San Marco to celebrate this special day together with the „Serenissima“, the Venetians and the visitors. Apart from the Regata Storica, it’s (with its tradition lasting thousand years) one of the oldest spectacles in Venice: the...
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Carnival ballo
According to a legend, all venetian weddings were celebrated (under the reign of the doge Pietro Candiano) once a year on the same day (early „mormon-ity“?): A brides-procession started from the Arsenale to continue on the Rio delle Vergini (River of Virgins) and to finish at the church of San Pietro di Castello, where the...
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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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Quarto d'Altino: Panevin falò
The origins of panevin („bread and wine“) lie in the Celtic traditions of the inhabitants of the Veneto region who used a bonfire to evoke the sun, thus longer days (that usually begin with the solstice). In the middle age the panevin lost its heretical origins and was christianized, means the event was postponed from...
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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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I still remember how we all did a “procession” through our neighborhood with our self-made lanterns and sang St Martins songs on the 11th of November when I was in kindergarten … In Venice they foster a similar tradition: The kids “beat St Martin” (battere San Martino) after school on the 11th of November. Don’t...
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When I first saw a “giuggiola”, I thought it was kind of a nut until I did a research on Google and found out that the “giuggiola” or “Jujube” is nothing else than a chinese date (also called red date): And what has a chinese date to do with Italy you’re asking? Well, the red...
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I think that Redentore (Redeemer’s Day) was the first big Venetian festivity that I experienced here in the laguna (well, apart the Carnival) and I still remember how impressed I was because of the huge masses of people filling the fondamenta and the calli on this day! (Not that Venice ever lacks visitors … 😉...
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For Christmas my brothers and I made our mother a “Venetian present”: a mask decorating workshop in Venice. I found two bottege (ateliers) in Venice that looked promising to me and went there to have a look at the masks and to have some more info on the workshops. The first one I visited was...
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The carnival season has finally arrived! At last, the possibility to dress up as Casanova and hit the Venetian calli or to dress up as a Marchesa and visit a Venetian ball. But where to rent/buy a costume? Or would you prefer to create your own Venetian mask? Atelier Nicolao One of the most prestigious...
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