Archives for May 2017
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One of the most beautiful sight of the world: the Doge’s Palace Venice.
It is located in Saint Mark’s district, on Saint Mark’s square and it is one of the most important building of our town.
Founded in 812, it was the ancient residence of the Doge and the supreme authority of the town. It has been part of the history of the Serenissima republic, from the beginning till its fall.
The Doge’s palace housed, as well as the doge’s apartment, the istitutional chambers, the prisons and “bridge of sighs”.
About this one, the legend says that the bridge was called “of sighs” because the prisoners sighed, through the small windows, looking the lagoon and San Giorgio island for the last time before to go to prison forever.
The most famous prisoner was Giacomo Casanova, whose escape from the prison was his most famous adventure.
Curiosities about the Doge’s Palace Venice
If you look at the building from the small square in front of it, we can notice, that the ninth and tenth column of the loggia on the first floor, are red and not white…they say that the two red columns were the place where the Doge assisted to ceremonies and shows taking place in the square.
It seems that, always from here, death senteces were announced.
The legend says that, between the columns,the aristocrats convicts were hanged and left there for days so anyone could see them.
The common people instead, were executed between the two columns located on the square,showing San Teodoro and the Lion of Saint Mark. For this reason we say that passing through them, will bring bad luck!
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Situated at the end of Riva degli Schiavoni, a few bridges away from Arsenale, the two business partners, Gino and Rosario, are pleased to welcome you at their restaurant, Carpaccio.
The restaurant presents itself well-maintained with an elegant mise-en-place. Carpaccio disposes of a dining room on the ground floor and one upstairs, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Lagoon and San Giorgio island. During summertime, some tables are available outside to enjoy meals, living the city and watching the sunset. With its 120 seats capacity, it is a great spot to organize weddings, meetings or romantic dinners.
Food & Wine
The Carpaccio Restaurant in Venice offers, mainly, seafood courses respecting the tradition of our city.
From the starters to the main courses, you can live a culinary path that you won’t forget. Let the staff recommend you!
Very tasty seafood starters as the Baccalà mantecato (dried cod) with polenta, the marinated salmon, octopus carpaccio and the traditional “Sarde in Saor”.
The menu offers pasta dishes, like Tagliolini with scallops and zucchini, spaghetti with lobster or the more tradional Spaghetti with tomato sauce or Risotto.
The main courses, we would like to recommend you, are the grilled sea bass with potatoes, fresh fried fish and the lobster.
For the non-seafood lovers, the Carpaccio has the alternative for you! Beef fillet, lamb and chicken are on the menu too.
The wine list has a good selection from all over Italy.
Ask to the restaurant staff for the daily proposals about desserts!
Our reception will be at your disposal for information and reservations.
Walking distance from Hotel Bucintoro
Carpaccio restaurant is located in Castello 4088, only 10 minutes walking from Saint Mark’s square. You can reach the place by water bus, catching line 1 and getting off at Arsenale stop.
Still a few days are missing before the grand opening of one of the most followed art exhibition in the world.
The 57th edition will be curated by Christine Macel. She will be the third woman, in the history of the Biennale, to run the famous venetian art show.
The Biennale will be open from May 13th to November 26th. All visitors can visit the international pavillions in the assigned areas for this occasion, Arsenale and Giardini.
In this edition, the participants will be one hundred and twenty, coming from fifty-one differents countries.
Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati and Nigeria will make their own debut this year.
Christine Macel and the Chairman of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, gave a few hints about this edition, starting from its title, “Viva Arte Viva”.
The artists will be at the center of this exhibition. Every Saturday, one artist will have lunch with the visitors, at Arsenale and Giardini, talking about art and sharing ideas.
Besides, during the exposition, visitors could to watch some videos, made by the artists, in which they will describe their work.
Another initiative is “My library”. Here, every artist will share a list of favorites books, offering a “piece of his/her interests” to the visitors.
Biennale of Venice 2017: Opening hours and prices
The Biennale opens its doors from 10am to 6pm. Until September 30th, the Biennale venue at Arsenale, will be open, fridays and saturdays, from 10am to 8pm.
Day of closure: Mondays (except May 15th, August 14th, September 4th).
Ticket offices are open from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Until September 30th, you can purchase your entry until 7.30 pm.
The regular ticket costs 25 euro and it allows one entrance to both venues, in different days or non-consecutive days.
Concessionary ticket for affiliated: 22 euro.
Over 65, militaries and Venice residents: 20 euro.
Students and Under 26: 15 euro.
The 48 hours ticket, valid 48 hours from the first validation (closure days not included), and valid for more than one entrance to both venues, are personal tickets and, in order to buy them, it will be required a valid ID card or passport.
The cost of this ticket will be 30 euro. For concessionary or students/under 26, it costs 22 euro.
Do not hesitate to ask at the reception for further information.
We will be pleased to help you to organize your visit!