Venice Facts

There are about 450 gift shops in Venice, from the income of half the inhabitants of Venice depends on one way or another on tourism.

Fashion by famous designers

Venice is not Paris or Milan; there is no shopping strip or big indoor or even an outdoor shopping mall like the Champs Elysées. Nevertheless, between the train station and St. Mark’s Square, you can find little shops with fashion from all of the most famous Italian designers like Armani, Versace, Dolce E Gabana, Gianfranco […]

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Hotel Al Piave, Castello 4838-40

This Hotel that is located only two stone throws form St. Mark’s Square, is not only very inexpensive, but it is exceptionally good. Its stylish rooms and the impeccable service of the owners, the Puppin family, make it a very good lodging choice. Prices range from €120 for a double to €375 for a family […]

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Hotel des Bains, Lungomare Marconi 17

Luxury on the Lido has one name: the Hotel Excelsior. If, however, you are looking for the ultimate in style on the Lido or even in all of Venice, you will need to stay in the Hotel des Bains. No wonder it was here in this Belle Epoque palace, where Thomas Mann situated his “Death […]

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Vino Vino, San Marco 2007

As you might be able to tell from its name, Vino Vino is a wine bar. You also can eat simple, tasty dishes here. The selection of local wines and wines from all over Europe is exceptional. The offered variety of specialty wines from the area around Venice changes frequently and is therefore advertised on […]

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Lace from Burano

The little town of Burano, built on four islands that are connected by bridges, is located in the lagoon of Venice. The town is about 7km from Venice and can be easily visited from the town by a 40 min trip in one of the motorboats the Italians call “vaporetti”. The picturesque town of Burano […]

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Piccolo Mondo, Dorsoduro 1056

You are in vacation and there is one thing you want to do: dance, dance, and dance! So where do you go in Venice? Here, there is not exactly a rich crop of dance clubs and discotheques. But don’t despair, there is one quiet famous, or maybe even infamous one: Piccolo Mondo. This dance club […]

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Hotel Bernardi-Semenzato, Cannaregio 4366

This hotel that is located in an old palace might look from the outside like it is in need of a renovation. However, on the inside you will receive impeccable and enthusiastic service from the two owners and for a price that is, in particular compared to other places in Venice, almost unbelievably reasonable. If […]

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Cantina do Mori

This little snack bar is certainly not what you’re thinking about, if the words “snack bar” to you means the little fast food place at your local train station. Cantina do Mori exists since 1462, which means it is 30 years older than the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Legend has it that Casanova […]

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Masks from the Ca’Macana

There are countless workshops in Venice, where you can buy the famous Venetian full face and half masks that, in particular the time of Carnival, can be seen in the streets of Venice worn by many locals and tourists alike. The workshop in the Ca’Macana, located at the Calle de le Botteghe 3172, is one […]

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Hotel Cipriani, Giudecca 10

You would like to stay in relative proximity to Venice’s main attractions, but away from the bustle and noise of the town? This is only seemingly impossible. All you need to do is bring deep pockets and rent a room in the Hotel Cipriani. This hotel that was opend in 1959 by the founder of […]

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