From the moment you step into the sleek, highly polished wooden speed boat at Venice airport or Piazzale Roma, one is transported into an intensely romantic world of eye-watering beauty and cultural infusion.
Venice is known as the city of canals. We 🤎 the charm of all things Italian — great food, beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery. But it also feels a bit like stepping back in time…..
The Bauer Palazzo gives the perfect taste of Venetian elegance to accompany our stay. Like a jewel on the edge of the Grand Canal, just moments from St Mark’s Square, the Venetian palazzo combines modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings.
Go INSIDE the Bridge of Sighs – don’t just stare at it from outside
How to do it: Instead of sticking with the crowds, take a tour of the Doge Palace and the prisons. Wander through the Bridge of Sighs, take a look out over Venice, sigh and be grateful you’re not off to be beheaded! A visit to the prisons and a walk inside the Bridge of Sighs is included in the tour I took and highly recommend!
The bridge is named Ponte dei sospiri because prisoners inside the Doge Palace would walk through the interior of the bridge on the way to their execution in St Mark’s Square. The bridge and the tiny lattice gaps gave prisoners their very last view out over Venice before they died. And that last view is thought to have induced a final sigh at Venice’s beauty, hence the name: Bridge of Sighs.
Don’t miss a short trip to a rainbow!
Burano, a small fishing island set within the Venetian lagoon, is a carnival of colour ! ENJOY THE MOST COLOURFUL HOUSES IN ITALY…We spent a surprisingly wonderful afternoon here doing nothing but our favourite things – drinking strong coffee, wandering aimlessly around, watching the old guys and girls talk, and having an unforgettable long Apéro canalside.
Want to get behind the scenes and see some of Venice’s most incredible sights without the crowds?
Exploring Venice at night is a special delight! …..when the daytrippers have left, the streets have emptied, and the city has quieted, no matter what’s on your list of things to do in Venice at night, you’ll get to experience the city in its most peaceful and ethereal state.
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” …
Don’t miss this: A visit to T Fondaco dei Tedeschi would not be complete without a visit to the Rooftop Terrace which features an overwhelming view of Venice. This magnificent place gives T Fondaco a picture-perfect finish to its astounding transformation as Venice’s new cultural and commercial epicenter. 🤎
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition „La Biennale di Venezia“, curated by Hashim Sarkis, is dedicated to the question How Will We Live Together?
Over 100 participants* from 46 countries show their ideas and designs on the forward-looking topic.
Curator Sarkis tells us that all the main reasons they asked this question initially “are the same reasons that led us to the pandemic: climate change, the rural-urban divide, political polarisation, inequity, mass migration and mass tourism.” The question is very carefully loaded. It asks for proposals or solutions (how), it asks about the future (will), it imagines a global collective (we), considers life on earth (live) and a concept of a global solution (together).
Posed to architects and curators around the world, the result is an exhibition that asks more questions than provides answers, that explores possible solutions but leaves viewers, perhaps intentionally, wondering if, how and when any of the proposed ideas will come into common play.