THINGS TO DO AND SEE

    The man on this Venetian palace looks great but no one knows who he is.

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    In the Campiello Santa Maria Nova, in the district of Cannaregio, a very curious statue can be seen on the facade of the Bembo Boldù Palace. This real life size statue of a standing man covered in hairs and holding a solar disk is the object of several distincts interpretations.

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    What sighs was the Bridge of Sighs in Venice really about?

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    The “Ponte dei Sospiri” or “Bridge of Sighs” is one of the most known, photographed and admired landmarks of Venice, but it is also most probably the most misinterpreted.

    Venice is always seen and described as a romantic city, some say the most romantic city in the world, therefore it comes to no surprise that this bridge, with its particular and evocative name, is so appreciated by couples who stop to take a picture of themselves together with the bridge as a background, possibly while kissing.

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    Walking around Venice Arsenal at night hasn’t always been that safe

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    In November 1719, after two very stormy days, two devastated bodies were found close to the Arsenal. The police first thought about an attack of big animals from the neighbourhood, but had to exclude the hypothesis as no evidence was found.

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