Tag Archives: Arsenale

5 of the best pavilions at the Venice Art Biennale 2015

Tackling Venice’s art Biennale could be a bit daunting. With 89 participating countries, work from 136 artists spread out around the city and 189 days dedicated to art it is difficult to know where to start! And certainly there is … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the closing ceremonies and final festive fireworks

Shrove Tuesday, Martedi Grasso, Pancake Tuesday, Fastnacht Day or Mardi Gras. Whatever you call it and however you choose to celebrate it, Martedi Grasso marks the end of carnevale and the end of the party. So as the pancakes were … Continue reading

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The Regata Storica historic parade, Venice

Beating out a slow steady rhythm the drums are the first sign that the Regata Storica (Historic Regatta) of Venice is on its way. The flotilla slowly enters the Grand Canal from St Marks Basin, glistening in the glorious summer sun. … Continue reading

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La Vogalonga – a long way to row!

40 years ago, in 1974, a bunch of Venetians, who all loved rowing, decided to have a boat race around the island of Burano. They had such a good time that the idea was repeated the following year as a … Continue reading

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Festa della Sensa – Row, row, row your boat!

Venice owes its fortune to the sea. As early as the 8th century AD Venetian ships were sailing east to trade European goods such as metal, cloth and controversially, slaves for gold, jewels, furs and spices from the Middle East. … Continue reading

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