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    July 2017

  • 15th International architecture exhibition


    ''Reporting from the front'' is the title of '' Biennale di Architettura'' here in Venice with 48 countries, The 15. International architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale will, as usual, the national participations, with exhibitions in pavilions in the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice's historic centre. For this edition of selected side events are envisaged

     

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  • The 56th International Art Exhibition


    The 56th International Art Exhibition (Biennale), will take place at Giardini and at the Arsenale , Show will start in Venice From 9th May 2015 to 22nd November 2015.. book an apartment in Venice .

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  • The Scuola Grande of San Rocco in Venice


    The Scuola Grande of San Rocco, perhaps the best known and most prestigious among the Venetian Schole, born officially on May 27, 1475 from fusion of two smaller associations. In 1485 it collected, purloined from France, the remains of the patron saint for whom it was built, between 1489 and 1508, with the assignment of work to Bartolomeo Bon. The relics of the patron saint of the Plague, gave great prestige to the confraternity, so it received more numerous and conspicuous donations. In 1789, for outstanding achievements obtained in its devotional activities and service, was awarded with the prestigious title of Archconfraternity, assignment held until today Currently the School, engaged mainly in the preservation of its vast artistic heritage, has more than three hundred members admitted.

    The apartment for rent near The Scuola Grande San Rocco are the following : San Pantalon, The Silk Road , For-Two, Violet

  • CONTARINI PALACE OF THE BOVOLO


    CONTARINI PALACE OF THE BOVOLO - Venice - 


    Palace turned into typical by the mixture of styles is characterized by a spectacular round tower which contains a spiral staircase. The stairs , perhaps by Giovanni Candi, give access to the balconies of the building and continue the style in five rows of rampant arches leaning on columns. The tower ends in a dome that offers a splendid view over the city.

     

  • Palazzo Ducale Venice


    Palazzo Ducale Venice 


    One of the symbols of the city, the ancient seat of the Doge and the judiciary, today Museum of the Ducal Palace. It was born as a fortified castle that underwent radical changes between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, gradually assuming its present appearance. The two wings overlooking the basin of Saint Mark (San Marco) and the Piazzetta, respectively rebuilt in 1340 and 1424,offer one of the most spectacular examples of Gothic art. The building decorated with a series of admirable capitals, and large angular sculptures. La Porta di Carta (the door of paper) is the main entrance of the building and its name probably derives from the presence in the vicinity of the scribes at the service of the illiterate people. It was built in Gothic style in 1442 by Giovanni and Bortolomeo Bon. Particularly rich is the decorative and sculptural display originally painted and gilded. In the center. in a frame, we find the representation of the Doge Francesco Foscari Kneeling before the lion of San Marco.

     

     

  • Church Santa Maria dei Miracoli Venice


    Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli Venice 


    Built in the second half of the fifteenth century to house a painting of the Virgin considered miraculous (hence the origins of the name) is one of the first Renaissance buildings present in Venice. The work was entrusted to Pietro Lombardo that together with his son Tullio, finished in eight years. The facade with its polychrome marbles, medallions, panels of porphyry and green marble is considered a little jewel. The interior has a nave with barrel vault decorated with caisson ceiling. all the walls are covered with white marble, pink and serpentine and decorated with bas-reliefs and carvings.

  • Ca' D'Oro Venice


    Ca' D'Oro - Venice- 


    Built between 1421 and 1440 on commission of the merchant Marino Contarini who coordinated the works, owes its name to the golden roof of some parts of the facade. it represents, along with the Ducal Palace, the most beautiful expression of flamboyant Venetian Gothic. Among the most important works can be admired: San Sebastian by Andrea Mantegna, Venus at the mirror and Judith by Tiziano .

     

     

  • Church of St. Sophia Venice .


     The small building that blends in with the houses, is distinguishable thanks to its original square bell tower. founded in the eleventh century it saw big layoffs in the nineteenth century after the works for the construction of Strada Nova. After being sold to a merchant in 1810 and transformed into a warehouse, it was re-consacrated in 1836, inside you can admire works from the shop of Bassano.

    Church of St. Sophia Venice 

     

     

  • Venice Carnival


    The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with Lent, fourty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.
    It is said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the "Repubblica della Serenissima" and become official in the renaissance.
    Today, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for Carnival. One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. A jury of international costume and fashion designers votes for "La Maschera più bella".
    You can't really miss it! Book your apartment here and show off your own costume, or rent one next-door…

  • Palazzo Grassi

    Palazzo Grassi


    Located in Campo San Samuele and overlooking the Canal Grande, Palazzo Grassi presents major temporary exhibitions, some of which are based in whole or in part on François Pinault's Collection.
    The building is the last palazzo on the Grand Canal having been built after the collapse of Venice Republic in 1797. Its nobility highlights the historical importance of the collection's masterpieces, that may well feel at home here, in the dialogue between Neoclassical architecture and modern renovation solutions created by architect Tadao Ando. Palazzo Grassi is of interest to connoisseurs of contemporary architectural styles as well, who praise their harmony.

  • Venice Rialto Market

    Venice Rialto Market


     A true and authentic certainty for Venetians: the Rialto Fish Market, attended during the week from thousands of Venetians who regularly do their shopping. In fact, fish is one of the primary ingredient of the venetian cooking. Aren't you hungry? It's s lively place where you can buy high quality seafood products: eledones, cuttlefishes, "molecule" and "granseole" (crabs) are just a few examples of what you can find in this place. In the past, being a fishmonger meant respecting very strict rules, as evidenced by the tables reporting measures and minimum weights of fish. If you want to try the experience of a 'Veneziano doc' for few days, shop at the Rialto Market, and try some local recipes ... the following, is the closest you can stay at.. VeniceRentApartments.com

     

     

    Audreys    Rialto Classic    Santa Sofia   Sole

     

     

  • Columbina


    Columbina is a stock character in the Commedia dell'Arte. She is Harlequin's mistress, a comic servant playing the tricky slave type. She is dressed in a ragged and patched dress appropriate to a hired servant. Occasionally, under the name Arlecchina she would wear a motley similar to her counterpart Arlecchino. She was also known to wear heavy makeup around her eyes and carry a tambourine which she could use to fend off the amorous advances of Pantalone. She was often the only functional intellect on the stage. Columbina aided her mistress, the 'innamorata', to gain the affections of her one true love by manipulating Arlecchino and counter-plotting against Pantalone while simultaneously managing the whereabouts of the innamorato. She may be a flirtatious and impudent character, indeed a soubrette, but without losing her judgment.

  • 417 Bridges


    In Venice there are 417 bridges. 72 of them are private. 300 bridges are made of stone, 60 made of iron and 57 made of wood. The last bridge built in Venice is from the project of the spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The Calatrava bridge is the fourth over the Canal Grande, and it connects Piazzale Roma to the railway station. In ancient times bridges had no steps because horses were allowed in the city.

  • Ponte Dei Sospiri (Bridge)

    Bridge


    The 'Ponte dei Sospiri' (Bridge of Sigh) was designed by Antonio Contino, built in 1602, made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment…. The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells. Actually, the days of inquisitions and summary executions were over by the time the bridge was built and the cells under the palace roof were occupied mostly by small-time criminals.

  • Church of Santa Maria Della Salute


    The Basilica of St Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute), commonly known simply as 'the Salute', is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located in Dorsoduro. It stands on a narrow finger of land between the Grand Canal and the Bacino San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so-called plague-churches. In 1630 Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death. Look at this apartment: it faces the beautiful church and it rises in a nevralgic point of the city... Apartment Welberry and Apartment Welberry Terrace.

  • The Symbol of Venice


    The symbol of Venice is the winged lion with a book open under its right foreleg. The Latin inscription engraved on the sacred book reads: 'Pax tibi Marce evangelista meus' (Peace to you Mark my evangelist). 

    When the Lion was represented in paintings or sculptures holding a sword, meant that Venice was facing a time of war. Most of the 'Venetian lions' was destroyed by Napoleon's troops in 1797, and what we see today are almost all faithful copies of the originals. Even today in St. Mark's Square you can find up to 13 lions... find them all!

  • Wells of Venice


    For centuries wells have been an essential element of Venetian daily life.  Usually located in the middle of squares and courtyards, on higher ground, the wells supplied the population's freshwater. 

    The way they functioned was quite simple: the rainwater was passed through stone gratings into a sandy sump that acted as a real filter, and was then collected in a central cistern situated below the well-head. A funnel-shaped layer of clay was placed around the well to prevent saltwater infiltrating. The water was drawn up in buckets.
    Strict laws regulated the drawing of water and also controlled the purity of the font: it was absolutely prohibited to approach the well with soiled hands or containers or to let animals drink from it.
    Visiting Venice, we can discover wells that are true works of art of the utmost importance. Absolutely not to be missed is the one in the courtyard at Ca' d'Oro: it was made in red Verona marble by Bartolomeo Bon in 1427 - when he had just turned twenty.

  • Getting to Venice


    There are several different options available (in a range of prices) for getting to Venice.  With this article, we hope to clear things up and help you make the best decision for you.  From Marco Polo Airport, there are two ways to get to Venice:

    By water... The airport is connected to the city by the “Alilaguna” boat line.  This line goes to most of the principal areas of the city, and costs 15 euro per person.  On the other hand, water taxis are much faster and more convenient, but cost 110 euro for groups of five or less.

    By land... It is also possible to get to Venice over land with a public bus (ACTV).  The bus is number 5 and costs 7 euro per person.  Automobile taxis are also available, costing 40 euro per journey and seating a maximum of 4 people.

    Apartments for rent in Venice and “meeting points”: Among the more important things to consider when renting an apartment in Venice is where you will meet the person who will take you to the apartment... “the meeting point”.  For people who don’t know the city well, Venice can be a giant maze.  This is why we have decided not to give our guests the addresses of our apartments, but rather to meet them at the nearest “vaporetto” (public water bus) stop.  This way, our guests can avoid getting lost in the narrow streets of the city as soon as they arrive.  You don’t have to worry about spotting us at the “vaporetto” stop, we’ll recognize you.

    Did you know... the trash The vacation houses in the city of Venice follow the same rules as the residents, which means you must separate your garbage. You can leave the garbage outside the front door of the building only between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.  Never leave the trash out before or after those times.  Also, it is forbidden to leave your garbage in the hallways or common areas of the apartment building.  All garbage (both trash and recycling) must be bagged. The garbage and collection days are divided as follows: Non-recyclable garbage is picked up every day. Paper, cardboard, and Tetra-Pak is picked up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Plastic, aluminum, and glass is picked up Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

    Failure to comply with these rules will result in a fine to the customer.