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    Is this a rat carved in Venice on a bank of the Grand Canal? We bet it is. - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Is this a rat carved in Venice on a bank of the Grand Canal? We bet it is.

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    Is that a…?
    Yes, it’s the image of a “pantegana”, a big rat carved in the stone of a column on the Canal Grande.

    It’s neither the result of modern vandalism, nor is it the work of a great artist of Venice. The origins are unknown, and the reason of this carving can only be guessed, so that is what the venetian did.

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    After this story you might no longer want to walk alone in Venice - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    After this story you might no longer want to walk alone in Venice

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    It was around 3:30 pm, in Rio Morto in the district of Cannaregio, when passers-by heard a woman crying and screaming. None of them stopped, thinking it was just lovers arguing, at the exception of one man, the police officer in plain clothes Elio Berdozzo, who immediately walked towards the source of the screams. After having reached the place from which the screams were coming, he first noticed a couple laying on the snow covered ground, snow which had fallen exceptionally much on Venice that day.

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    The man on this Venetian palace looks great but no one knows who he is. - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    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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    Walking around Venice Arsenal at night hasn't always been that safe - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    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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