Fish and chips came from Venice, Italian school chiefs tell pupils
Nothing epitomizes British cuisine like fish and chips – the staple of every coastal town and city, considered by most Brits to be a truly home-grown creation. But children in Rome are being taught that the dish was brought to Britain by Venetian …
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Beware: Komodo Venice serves up dangerously good food
Prince is crooning in my ear as I write this. “You don’t have to be beautiful to turn me on.” But oh baby, does Venice Asian fusion eatery Komodo disagrees. It was such a life-changing experience that I started to use the word baby. Sorry, that was weird.
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Hotel Ca’ Sagredo – Grand Canal – Rialto – Venice Italy Venezia – Hotel Ca’ Sagredo in Venice is a masterpiece in itself! Set in an elegant, 15th-century palace overlooking the Grand Canal, it features antique furniture and original works of art in all rooms. From the most important Venetian painters of the 17th and 18th century: Nicolò Bambini, Giambattista Tiepolo, Sebastiano Ricci, Pietro Longhi, amongst many others. This wonderful 5-star hotel in Venice is near the Rialto Bridge. Its original architecture and impressive collection of art make this hotel really special. If you dream of Venice you will dream of Ca’ Sagredo: romantic, mysterious, unforgettable. A Private Palazzo, a Noble Residence, a Museum, a Luxury Hotel and much more… this all is Ca’ Sagredo.
The water streets of Venice are canals that are navigated by gondolas and other small boats. During daylight hours the canals, bridges, and streets of Venice are full of tourists eager to experience the romance of this great travel destination. As night engulfs the town, tourists enjoy some fine dining at one of the many restaurants, leaving the waterways and streets quiet. The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries gondolas were once the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as ferries over the Grand Canal.
They are also used in special regattas ( rowing races ) held amongst gondoliers. Their main role, however, is to carry tourists on rides throughout the canals. Gondolas are hand-made using 8 different types of wood ( fir, oak, cherry, walnut, elm, mahogany, larch, and lime ) and are composed of 280 pieces. The oars are made of beech wood. The left side of the gondola is longer than the right side. This asymmetry causes the gondola to resist the tendency to turn toward the left at the forward stroke
Venetian Carnival Mask – Maschera di Carnevale – Venice Italy – Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice. The masks are typically worn during the Carnival of Venice but have been used on many other occasions in the past, usually as a device for hiding the wearer’s identity and social status. The mask would permit the wearer to act more freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was thus useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters.
Romantic Venice: what to do and where to stay
Palazzi of infinite pastel shades reflected in quiet canals, footsteps echoing down intimate alleyways, and sea birds calling over the vast lagoon vistas. The gentle chug of waterborne traffic along the magnificent Grand Canal. The soft splash of a …
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