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How to Tour Venice

Inspired by the recent list of do’s and don’ts for tourists, compiled by the city of Venice, we here at Tour Italy Now have come up with a few insider tips of our own for how to tour Venice. “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go” Truman Capote With almost 20 million visitors a year, the watery city of Venice is one Italy’s most popular destinations. Venice can be confusing and crowded and even a little overwhelming. With our advice, you can make the most out of your visit to Venice. The city is known as La Serenissima, meaning The Most Serene Republic of Venice, recalling a time when Venice was a powerful, independent, city state. Sestieri: Venice is divided into six neighborhood districts called sestieri.. Each one has a different feel and flavor. San Marco is where most of the famous tourist sites [...]

The Venice Biennale: What It Is, Why We Like It

The Venice Biennale, is an international contemporary art festival that is held every other, odd numbered, year in Venice. The first event was held in 1895 and was founded to “stimulate a new contemporary art market”. It is now one of the biggest, most anticipated, dates in the art world. The 55th Biennale will be from June 1 until November 24, 2013 when the spotlight will shine on Venice and it’s many venues scattered throughout the watery city. Massimillio Gioni is the curator. There are eight Countries participating for the first time this year : Bahamas, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria, Paraguay. There are 33 Countries with National Pavilions from Argentina to Venezuela. Various prizes are awarded to individual artists and national participants. There are dozens more official and unofficial events held throughout the city. The theme chosen for the 2013 Biennale is [...]