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Chimneys in Venice!

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Alchemy in Venice: Palazzo Lezze

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L'età di Venezia!

Venezia ha una storia di quasi 16 secoli: si fa risalire la fondazione della città…

L'età di Venezia!

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The mascaron of Venice

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January 6th! Venice Clock Tower: the statues of the Magi Kings

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Marco Polo and the legend of the Chinese girl

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Discover Italy comfortably from your couch.

Get the opportunity to hang out with official guides and learn online about cities history, culture, food, traditions and curiosities. Choose your destination, log in on this Hangout platform, make yourself comfortable and get ready for your next trip.

Just because you can’ travel, it doesn’t mean you can’t discover the secrets of Venice or.. Florence, Torino, Bologna for exemple! Covid-19 pandemy is forcing people to stay at home but we can still meet with people around the world.

We can explore the magic, mysterious symbols of Venice. My experience will begin with an overview of Venice so you can’t virtually get lost. I’ll give you the most important information about Venice: where is located, why is so special and famous. And be ready! Some tricks and fast quizzes are waiting for you in order to help you to focus on the most important details!

You’ll tour my Venice thanks to special views, images and pics I prepared just for you. I’ll try to help you to immerse yourself in the secret Venice that just Venetians know and I am sure you’ll then remember locations and details.

At the end you’ll be ready to come to Venice as soon as possibile! It will be a pleasure to be again your guide!

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If you have three full days to explore Venice, you encountered a delight you’d never read about in any of the many accounts of the city’s history you’d perused, a wonderful legacy of the craft workers who built the city!

Apparently the masons who built Venice brick by brick took special delight in adding a unique fillip to the designs of some of the greatest architects of the age, literally crowning their creations with an extravagant array of chimneys, each unique in its own way.

Venice has about 7,000 chimneys! The chimneys — from the funnel-shaped to those that resemble a twisted pasta noodle — come in 10 different styles. If you’re wondering why anyone would count them all, it’s because they’re part of Venice’s fascinating architectural heritage…could be possible to make a walking tour just to search them!

A distinct architectural characteristic of Venice is found in its chimneys. Try walking around Venice with your nose in the air and you will see an intriguing skyline, punctuated by chimneys of various strange sizes and shapes. These are the same chimneys that can be seen in paintings by Carpaccio and Canaletto among others, and form a vital element of this incredible city’s character, topping off the elegant palaces like so many party hats. There is a practical reason for their odd shapes, however. Their peculiar forms prevent the escape of sparks into the air by whirling them around their inner walls until they fall, spent, to a collecting space at the base of the chimney. A necessary measure in a city that uses abundant amounts of wood in its palazzi!

 

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My free walk in Venice tours:

Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

Free Walk in Venice tours - the hidden secrets of Venice and Dorsoduro: Venice off the beaten tracks

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Oggi è il 15 aprile ed è necessario parlare di un uomo straordinario anche se dalla storia macchiata da una congiura e uno scandalo. Nel 1423 venne eletto a 49 anni Francesco Foscari (sì, proprio come l'Università Ca' Foscari). Francesco vivrà ben 84 anni! Perchè  è così importante ricordarlo? Il suo Dogado è stato il più lungo della storia di Venezia: 34 anni, 6 mesi e 8 giorni (sì è bene essere precisi) ! Se vi sembrano pochi ricordate che i dogi venivano eletti in età avanzata (sinonimo di saggezza e per evitare desideri di potere troppo pronunciati). Francesco Foscari ,se non contiamo i primi secoli particolarmente "vivaci", è stato l'unico doge a essere costretto ad abdicare il 22 ottobre 1457 a seguito di un incredibile scandalo legato a suo figlio. Il giorno dell’abdicazione, a Palazzo Ducale, Francesco Foscari  fu privato del corno e dell’anello col sigillo, che fu subito spezzato.  Sotto di lui lo Stato da Terra raggiunse la sua massima espansione ma il suo non fu proprio un dogado facile: si attraversarono guerre, carestie, alte maree straordinarie ( e noi ne sappiamo qualcosa), la glaciazione della laguna e una pestilenza (la terribile peste che gli portò via quattro dei suoi undici figli, lasciandogli un solo figlio maschio, Jacopo) e perfino un terremoto.

Viva San Marco, Viva il Doge!

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I miei free walk in Venice tours:

Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio e il ghetto ebraico

Free Walk in Venice tours - Anima e cuore di Venezia : Carampane and Rialto 

Free Walk in Venice tours - Dorsoduro e i segreti di Venezia 

 

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In cannaregio, you will find a special Palace, palazzo Lezze: The name comes from the onwer’s name , Giovanni da Lezze, whose family was from Lecce and they are involved in trades and shipbuilding. Giovanni was a soldier and then became an importat politician in Venice ( Procurator of S. Marco) and in 1611 he began to building the palace that afterwards was completed by the architect Baldassarre Longhena. This Architect had jewish origins and also he had a good knowledge of Cabala and was keen on with esoteric and alchemical studies. He designed the palace and also put some decorations with alchemical meaning. The Alchemy was a doctrine whose followers can find out an equilibrium between brain and heart, culture and moral qualities, penitence and humility and only following this doctrine a man could become a true philosopher. The alchemy foreseens one ‘spiritual’ aspect and a‘ laboratory’ one, that had to join together in the practice. Unfortunately, beside the popular authentic alchemists there were also many charlatans that threatened the reputation. The most popular magic used by the alchemists with laboratory skills, was the transformation of impure materials into gold and silver. The impostors used a hoax with their customers, in fact they used a wooden box with a hid botton where they put some pieces of gold, at the time of the so called "trasformation" they simply pulled out the gold hid in the box. In order to limit the hoaxes, in 1530 the authorities imposed the death penalty for each alchemist. Starting from that moment the spiritual alchemists had to hid theyselves and became to widespead a symbolic language that was understood only but the followers. Among the marble or stone inlays, the most visible and representative is placed in a corner behind the faced of this building.There is a king with a flaming crown with two man at his side and over them are placed two pellicans. On this figures there are the sun and the moon that in the alchemical language the sun represents the phisophical gold and the solar knowledge, the side figures under the sun and the moon are recpectively the Mercury and the salt, materials that transform, meanwhile the pellican is another alchemical picture. The philosopher and the alchemist ‘’Fulcanelli’ called this palace "the phisophical palace of Venice".

I will back as soon as possible, so far I must inform you that all my tours will be cancelled until the end of the pandemic situation of Covid - 19. For info please send me a private message! Keep in touch! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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My free walk in Venice tours:

Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

Free Walk in Venice tours - the hidden secrets of Venice and Dorsoduro: Venice off the beaten tracks

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Dear Friends, 
creating connections between people and cultures has always been my priority hovewer with the current COVID 19 outbreak I had to cancel all my tours until new disposals. 
I hope to meet you in the future !
Be safe!
 
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Venezia ha una storia di quasi 16 secoli: si fa risalire la fondazione della città alla leggendaria posa della prima pietra della chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, San Giacometo, come la chiamano ancora oggi i veneziani. Siamo, secondo la tradizione, nel 421, precisamente il 25 marzo (la chiesa in realtà fu costruita ben dopo l’anno mille). Questa data simbolica è ormai in uso per indicare la nascita della città lagunare

Ma com’era la Venezia del passato? Tra le antiche mappe della città, ce n’è una, vero e proprio gioiello del Rinascimento italiano, che ancora oggi ci sorprende per la straordinaria fedeltà con cui ci restituisce l’immagine della città lagunare. È la celebre Veduta di Venezia a volo d’uccello di Jacopo de’ Barbari, datata 1500. Ogni edificio, canale o campo della città è qui documentato!

Vero e proprio unicum nella storia della rappresentazione della città, la Veduta – intagliata su sei matrici lignee e stampata su altrettanti fogli – è considerata uno dei massimi capolavori della cartografia urbana di tutti i tempi. Dell’opera, il Museo Correr possiede le originarie matrici in legno di pero, oltre a diversi esemplari della stampa su carta.

 

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Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

venezia free walk in venice

Venezia ha una storia di quasi 16 secoli: si fa risalire la fondazione della città alla leggendaria posa della prima pietra della chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, San Giacometo, come la chiamano ancora oggi i veneziani. Siamo, secondo la tradizione, nel 421, precisamente il 25 marzo (la chiesa in realtà fu costruita ben dopo l’anno mille). Questa data simbolica è ormai in uso per indicare la nascita della città lagunare

Ma com’era la Venezia del passato? Tra le antiche mappe della città, ce n’è una, vero e proprio gioiello del Rinascimento italiano, che ancora oggi ci sorprende per la straordinaria fedeltà con cui ci restituisce l’immagine della città lagunare. È la celebre Veduta di Venezia a volo d’uccello di Jacopo de’ Barbari, datata 1500. Ogni edificio, canale o campo della città è qui documentato!

Vero e proprio unicum nella storia della rappresentazione della città, la Veduta – intagliata su sei matrici lignee e stampata su altrettanti fogli – è considerata uno dei massimi capolavori della cartografia urbana di tutti i tempi. Dell’opera, il Museo Correr possiede le originarie matrici in legno di pero, oltre a diversi esemplari della stampa su carta.

 

Trattp da: detourism Comune di Venezia 

Il sito web: www.freewalkinvenicetours.com

I tour sono solitamente in lingua inglese, scrivimi per tempo per organizzare un tour in italiano! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freewalkinvenicetour/

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I miei free walk in Venice tours:

Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

I will back as soon as possible, so far I must inform you that all my tours will be cancelled until the end of the pandemic situation of Covid - 19. For info please send me a private message! Keep in touch! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Looking at the columns of the first loggia of the Doge’s Palace, you can easily identify two of different colors where tradition has it that the capital remains were read. It is said, however, that one last hope was offered to the condemned: on the side of the building that overlooks the laguna there is still a column (the fourth starting from the corner) that appears slightly out of alignment with the others. Anyone who could walk around the column without falling off the base could have obtained grace. It seems easy, but even resting your back on the column and trying to crawl on its circumference, there is always a critical point where you lose your balance. Try it to believe it!

 

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Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

Free Walk in Venice tours - the hidden secrets of Venice and Dorsoduro: Venice off the beaten tracks

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The mascaron of Venice

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My free walk in Venice tours:

Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

Free Walk in Venice tours - the hidden secrets of Venice and Dorsoduro: Venice off the beaten tracks

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Dear Friends, unfortunately all tours are suspended due to Covid-19 emergency .

A seguito delle disposizioni in vigore per l’emergenza COVID-19 i tour sono al momento sospesi.

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