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 Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto

Venice is the most romantic and unique city on the water of the world. I want to show you the real soul of it, helping you to discover the essence and not just the touristic places.

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What are we going to visit:

- the first Jewish Ghetto of the world

- a real venetian park discussing about greenery in Venice

- fondamenta della Misericordia, the meeting point for enjoying the best "cichetti" food in Venice

- Ponte Chiodo, an unique bridge in Venice

- Campo San Zanipolo and the biggest church of Venice

- a political bridge with an hidden message, ponte Borgoloco

- the "mascaron" that is protecting the belltower in campo Santa Maria Formosa

.. and much more. Stop can vary acording to the day, of course the Jewish ghetto is always in the route!

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I will explain the secrets of Venice through these emblematic and historical places, how it was founded, curiosities, and many other things

If you want to know everything about this fantastic city, you can’t miss my interactive  Free Walk in Venice!

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:07

Coffee in Venice!

Do you like the Italian coffee "espresso"?

Europeans got their first taste of coffee in 1615 when Venetian merchants who had become acquainted with the drink in Istanbul carried it back with them to Venice. Venetian merchants followed the sea routes that linked the far east with Venice and Naples, bringing the first bags of coffee in their city. At first, the beverage was sold on the street by lemonade vendors, but in 1645 the first coffeehouse opened in Italy. Coffeehouse soon sprang up all over the country and they become a platform for people, especially artists and students to come together and chat…then it is certain that Venice was the first place in Italy where people experienced the delicious aroma of coffee! Historical documents revealed that the ambassador in Costantinople Gianfrancesco Morosini was the first to mention the coffee in a report to the senate of Venice in 1585. Some ancient papers testify that in Venice the coffee was very expensive and considered a valuable medicine (prepared as infusion with powder of roasted coffee beans). Towards the end of the century, the infusion of coffee became so popular and required by the people, and the senate issued a special order and it procured and imported larger quantities of coffee for the city of Venice.

 

The first coffee shop was opened by Turkish traders in Saint Mark’s square under the Procuratie Nuove.  Given the success in a short time it opened more than 200 coffee shop throughout the city. In 1720 was opened the CAFÉ’ FLORIAN , which boasted a long line of illustrious clients, such as: Giacomo Casanova, Carlo Goldoni and Lord Byron. Equally important are two other historic coffee in Saint Mark’s square: CAFFE’ QUADRI and CAFFE’ LAVENA , the first opened in 1775 and the second in 1750.

 

 

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Enjoy a hot cup of coffee!

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