Once upon a time in Venice

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It was a mild summer evening. A refreshing northern wind blew the muggy weather away. The silence was broken by the beautiful voice of the troubadour Tancredi who sang a song for the queen of his heart, Maria. The two of them had started to plan their future together, but their biggest obstacle was Tancredi’s...
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The Doge Pietro Tradonico left sated and well-disposed the church San Zaccaria. He crossed the portal, stepped out from the hardly illuminated church into the warm springtime sun that warmed and blinded him. The Campo* was filled with his subjects that tried to get a glimpse of the events and their Doge who was only...
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The city of Venice celebrates this year officially its 1600th birthday. It is said that Venice was founded on the 25th of March 421, but is this true? Just think about the date, the 25th of March: A symbolic day in the Christian Church. On this very day an angel visits Mary to announce: “Do...
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Get those prosecco glasses and let the cork fly: A Happy New Year to all of you! What did you say: I’m 2 months late? On the contrary! In Venice the New Year was celebrated till the end of the Republic in 1797 on the 1st of March. February was thus the last month of...
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A woman was lying in bed, her face was contorted by pain. She was not alone, a woman was sitting at her bed. Suddenly a shrill scream was breaking the silence of the room and the walls began to shake. It was not the voice of the woman, but the voice of a child. A...
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We all know the button I in Microsoft Word, but did you ever wonder who invented the italic type? We actually have to thank a man that lived in the 15th century: Aldo Manuzio. Up to the present day, we don’t know a lot of details concerning the origin of Manuzio. He was probably born...
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The streets were filled with people from all over Europe: Women dressed in long flowing dresses and large swinging skirts, the face hidden beneath a Bauta* or a Moretta*. Men were dressed in elegant jackets and powdered wigs, white silk stockings and elegant shoes, hiding their face with a mask. It was Carnival! Giacomo was...
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The city was all haywire as an important visitor was expected: Frederick IV king of Denmark and Norway would visit the Serenissima. Obviously a regatta couldn’t miss! The Serenissima organized regattas on a regular basis in occasion of important festivities (amongst others to keep the male citizens fit for war) or the visit of VIPs....
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  •   Beatrice was just wonderful! She made this tour fun for both adults and kids - and we learned so much! Definitely to be recommended!!

    thumb Tonja
    February 19, 2024
  •   Wer in Venedig einen Blick abseits des Tourismus bzw. den großen Plätzen werfen will, denen kann ich die Tour mit Beatrice wirklich ans Herz legen. Gerade vielleicht am Anfang... read more

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    February 10, 2024
  •   Wir hatten sehr kurzfristig und spontan eine Tour mit Beatrice buchen können und waren sehr happy über diesen “Glücksgriff”! Sie hat uns wirklich tolle Ecken gezeigt, sehr viel Interessantes erzählt... read more

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    August 28, 2023
  •   Vielen Dank für den wunderbaren Nachmittag-wunderbare versteckte Ecken in San Marco gesehen und reichlich Tipps für die nächsten Male bekommen wie Museen,Bars usw.

    thumb Jens
    November 8, 2022
  •   We had a total blast at Beatrices tour. She showed us a lot of hidden corners in Venice and we moved off the beaten track. She was super knowledgable, provided... read more

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    October 30, 2022
  •   Beatrice hat uns Venedig auf wundervolle Weise ein Stück näher gebracht. Auch mein Sohn war sehr interessiert dabei. Absolut empfehlenswert!!

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    October 24, 2022
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    October 24, 2022
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    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.

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

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    May 28, 2022
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