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    The Venetian local food shop reference for high quality Italian food and…

    Murano glass beads specialists, Rialto 79 creates amazing Murano glass jewels with every kind of pearls, going from modern colorful ones to ancient and very rare…

    This authentic bacaro is a great stop for a quick glass of wine and a cichetto before…

    Halfway between the famous landmarks Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute and Accademia Bridge, Saverio's workshop represents the red thread that connects the ancient times of the Serenissima to the modern Venice... you should not miss…

    Filippi is known for its great variety of volumes regarding Venice in every aspect: encyclopedias about the entire history of Venice, as well as essays about the administration of the Serenissima, and collection of local songs, games, and…

    A century old tradition and techniques, upcycling, hand crafting and comfort are at the base of the authentic Friulane shoes, the ultimate Venetian shoes, still crafted in the respect of the tradition by "Piedaterre" in…

    There are two Marco Polo book shops: one which offers a great variety of independent publications, the other the widest collection of English/American books in…

    If the Serenissima could become the longest lasting Republic in human history, one person that must be thanked for is the working-class citizen Giustina Rossi, better known as…

    The Marciana Library owes the spark of its origin to Cardinal Bessarion, a mayor humanist, who donated to the Republic of Venice his valuable Latin and Greek library in 1468. Given the greatness of the volumes making the collection, the city decided to build a brand new Library which beauty would reflect the importance of the works it…

    Today endangered, the local lace was once one of the finest possessions in…

    Fine and modern style, unique service, good quality and prices, make this bar/restaurant a great choice in the Dorsoduro…

    The Scoletta was created in 1478 by a group of wealthy Venetians, next to the church of San Rocco, to house their lay confraternity. In 1517 the board of directors of the School decided to hire the architect Pietro Bon to create a large building for the new headquarters of their rapidly growing association. After the works were concluded in 1560, this wealthy school decided to have their ceilings decorated by the best venetian painters. The 22nd of May 1564, the Scuola Grande announced a competition for sketching "Saint Roch in Glory" and gave one month of time for the…

    Specialised in the Commedia dell'Arte masks, Rzgar's crafts boast fabulous venetian colours and beautiful decorations that benefit from his experience as a…

    It’s commonly said that ‘Venice is a great place where to get lost’, something we don’t disagree with but, if we’re not the kind of persons who would recommend to always be attached to a map, we do believe that to get to meet the authentic Venice you need to be able to orientate yourself in the city, which requires a bit of help…even for venetians, at times… So, here they are our favorites places where to eat & drink, shop local, chill and explore, and even to contemplate the numerous curiosities of the city, all put together on a single interactive map, as we think it could come in handy at times! Enjoy the Venice we love, the Venice of the locals!

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    WARNING: Please keep in mind that Venice is a very unique and complex city, therefore even Google struggles providing users with clear directions and ways to get to a destination. Therefore, you should see all Google Maps informations as indicative and always keep in mind that the full adress of the places you are interested in can be found on their respective page of this website. If you have doubts about how to get to a particular place don’t hesitate to use the adress we provide by inserting it in your GPS and to politely ask for help from the people who know Venice the best: the venetians!

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