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    If you've been wandering around the district of Cannaregio, chances are that you saw the brickwork facade, pierced by a beautiful portal surmounted by a pointed arch ardoned with white stone decorations. One of these decorations represents St. Christopher, the St Patron of the travellers, for which the church was built in the mid-14th century. As you read though, the current popular name of the church 'Madonna dell'Orto' does not longer have anything to do with the Saint, but rather suggests consecration to Holy…

    20 years ago, the 29th of January 1996, during a night which no Venetian will ever forget, the Teatro La Fenice, one of the most important opera theatres of Italy and Europe, burnt in a devastating…

    Homemade bread, good traditional cichetti, and a friendly service have gotten immediately the locals'…

    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…

    If you're searching for an incredible dinner that will also be a culinary and artistic experience, look no…

    Founded in Venice in 1952 as "Torrefazione", or coffee beans roasting factory, the now "Caffè del Doge" continues selecting the best coffee beans and artisanally roasting them with the ancient Venetian method. Coffee lovers, as well as everyone curious to try the best coffee, should definitely stop here for breakfast as well as for a quick snack, to pair with an amazing cappuccino or…

    In her small laboratory close to the S.S. Giovanni e Paolo church, Nicoletta unleashes all her ability, creativity, and passion to create beautiful period costumes, Carnival costumes, and to produce her favorite garments:…

    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…

    If you are attracted by the colours and shapes of the Comedia dell'arte, or Carnival, if you're looking for a representation of Venice, the art gallery of Gianfranco is a must…

    Step in the Torrefazione Cannaregio, and you will find yourself in a world of coffee, filled with fragrances, aromas, and jute…

    One of the jewels of San Marco, too often overlooked, is the Torre dell’Orologio. The Clock Tower, which was built from 1496 to 1499, is located in a strategical position allowing it to be seen from the water and underlying once more the importance of the seas to the city of…

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

    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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