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Everything about the amazing Grand Canal in Venice, Italy [ARTICLE + 360° VIDEO]

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Discover everything about the Grand Canal in Venice and watch a VR video we shot from typical modern Venetian boat while cruising from Piazzale Roma to Saint Mark’s Basin.

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Knowing what this head meant to the Venetians might shake you - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

Knowing what this head meant to the Venetians might shake you

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Calle della Testa in Cannaregio, close to the Scuola Grande di San Marco, owes its name to the big sculpture of a head (testa) which can be found on a house

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The day over 1000 Venetians united to say ‘NO’ to cruise Ships in Venice

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Sunday 25th, 2016, venetians demonstrated their opposition to the cruise ships and their love for Venice in a peaceful, festive protest

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Good or bad? The truth about the cruise ships in Venice, Italy

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The relationship between Venice, the Venetians and the Big Ships docking in town is a very sensitive topic, therefore it is of extreme importance to analyse and break down this subject in order to understand it and its consequences.

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The 'Arsenale di Venezia' or how Venice invented modern industry - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

The ‘Arsenale di Venezia’ or how Venice invented modern industry

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The first modern industry in the world was the “Arsenale di Venezia”. This name, which derives from the Arab “Dār al-ṣināʿa” (“house of crafts”), is now used worldwide. Why is that so?

The Arsenal of Venice (“Arsenale di Venezia” in Italian), was a complex of shipyards and armories of the Serenissima. Constructed first in 1104, it was the first and biggest industry of the world until the industrial revolution which took place almost 7 centuries later!

Methods for mass production of ships, based on the standardized production of different elements in different areas of the Arsenal, made it then possible, on an assembly-line basis, to build an entire ship in 1 day. (In 1570, during a war against the Turkish fleet, the Arsenal managed to produce 100 war ships in less than 2 months) The production of ships and the requirement of wood was so high that the Arsenal had an exclusive forest in the hills on the mainland close to Venice.

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Golden light reflecting on a Venetian canal at sunset

The trick you never knew the best Venetian painters used

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Venetian painters would work by building up layer upon layer of oil paint, which would dry very slowly, giving time to the artist to blend colors together, achieving subtle gradations. But there is an even bigger secret about the Venetian painters…

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Cicheti etiquette: the best way to get closer to the Venetian in you

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An introduction to the traditional local finger food in Venice

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the authentic Venetian food

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There is an urban legend which tells that food in Venice is not good. Well, we’re sorry to say that not all legends are based on truth.

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'Aqua Granda', The Most Devastating and Highest Acqua Alta of all time - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

‘Aqua Granda’, The Most Devastating and Highest Acqua Alta of all time

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The XIXth century has seen the frequency and hight of the aqua alta increase significantly, to reach a record the 4th of November, 1966 : +194 cm. A date which remains, with no doubt, carved in the collective memory.

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Redentore is the most joyous festival in Venice, Italy, you should know why. - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

Redentore is the most joyous festival in Venice, Italy, you should know why.

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The third week-end of July, is the moment in which one of the most beloved local festival comes celebrated: La Festa del Redentore.

Known today as a unique opportunity to witness an impressive and extensive fireworks over the outstanding baccino di san marco, the festa, a favorite of the venetians of all ages, is the fruit of a long tradition.

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