Season 3 , Episode 3 — “The Merchants of Venice” Andrew and Giorgio pay a visit to the Italian region of Veneto.
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Discover the best food to eat in Venice! Check out our article with the top specialities of the Venice cuisine and be ready to make your mouth water!
Baccalà Mantecato [Creamed dried cod]
Risi i Bisi [Rice and Fresh Peas]
Polenta e Schie
Fegato alla Veneziana [Venetian-style Liver]
Sarde in Saor [Marinated Sardines]
The most romantic, the most picturesque, the most unique city in the world, Venice’s charms have been seducing visitors since the dawn of the Republic. On the eve of the Venice Film Festival., Swide gives you 20 reasons (if you needed any) to head to the lagoon.
1. Step into the great Renaissance at the Gallerie dell’Accademia
2. Have an aperitivo at a Bacaro, and don’t forget the Spritz
3. Listen to Vivaldi at La Fenice Theatre
4. The city of Palaces
5. Take a tour on the Gondola
6. Sip a Bellini Harry’s Bar
7. Buy in glass in Murano
8. Buy lace in Burano
9. Visit the Guggenheim Collection
10. Freak out at Poveglia
11. Visit the Acqua Alta Bookshop
12. Take in the view from the San Marco bell tower
13. Sample the unique Venetian Cuisine
14. Go to the market on the Giudecca
15. Visit the Ghetto
16. Visit the Caffé Florian and the coffee museum in Saint Marc’s Square
17. Kiss under the Ponte dei Sospiri
18. Take home a Venetian Carnival Mask
19. Visit the Rialto fish market
20. Take a tour of the Grand Canal in a Riva motor boat
One of Venetian artist Canaletto’s finest works, L’Entrata nel Canal Grande e la Basilica della Salute (The entrance to the Grand Canal and the Basilica of Health) will go on display in November in the Medieval Abbazia di San Gregorio in Venice, where the work was originally conceived and painted.
Organized by the Fondaco Venezia, the exhibition, entitled Gero Qua (I was there), will be open 24 hours a day between November 10th and December 27th, in the exact spot where the 18th century landscape artist painted it.
There, viewers will be able to compare the painting with the original view of the Basilica that inspired Canaletto centuries ago.
Painted between 1740 and 1745, the work offers a view towards the Baroque white marble Basilica di Salute, created by architect Baldassarre Longhena as an offering for the city following the end of an outbreak of the plague.
Also visible are the Doge’s Palace, the Magazzini del Sale and the Punta della Dogana as well as a scattering of noblemen, merchants, boatmen and local gondoliers of the day. [...]
Today I am going to take you to Venice, though I am saving the visit to its Guggenheim until next time (it was so cool it gets its own post). If you have never been to Venice, it is definitely one of those “must see” kinda places. It’s an incredible city, actually made up of 118 tiny islands, linked by canals and bridges. There are no cars, so the only means of public transportation is by “vaporetti” (boat-buses) – definitely the most fun type of public transportation ever! The main focus of the city is the Grand Canal, lined with tons of gorgeous palazzos built between the 13th and 18th centuries. There are only a few bridges which cross the canal, with the Rialto being the most spectacular (and its base being the location of the daily local produce and fish market). Some of the little islands of Venice are semi-famous in their own right (Burano for lace, Murano for glass-blowing and Lido for its beach). All-in-all it is a little fairy-tale place which is hard to describe with words!