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Colors of Venice - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Sunset from San Giorgio Maggiore Venice is famous for its magnificent national holidays. Every year Carnival of Venice alone attracts thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the world. The carnival was held in 1296 for the first time and lasted six weeks. The holiday was so lush and extravaganza that rumors about it spread quickly over all the nearby states. In the beginning of the 14th century the question of class struggle was among the most important ones not only in Venice, but also in other European cities. A unique holiday, during which people hid their faces behind colorful masks made it possible to forget about the class struggle. During the celebration all people had fun on equal terms, and usual social rules disappeared along with everyday traditions.
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During its century long history the carnival has changed a lot, and so today the holiday is mostly organized for tourists. Within several days the streets and squares of the city become the location of performances of acrobats, theater artists, and musicians. However, the main symbol of the holiday– a colorful mask - remains unchanged. As a rule, masks are the most popular souvenirs bought by tourists.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Venice
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Venezia, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria della Salute Venezia, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco Venezia, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Giovanni e Paolo Venezia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giorgio Maggiore Venezia, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Pietro di Castello Venezia, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Maria Assunta, Donato e Cipriano Venezia, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Venice
♥   Castle 'Castello di Mestre' Mestre, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Residenza Il Castello' Fivizzano, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Sant’Andrea' Itri, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Forte di Sant’Andrea' Venezia, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Roncade' Roncade, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca dei Tempesta' Noale, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Stigliano' Santa Maria di Sala, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Venice and surroundings

Unique landmarks in Venice and around

Pasubio

From the series “Most spectacular mountain roads”
Those enthusiasts who are not afraid of difficult roads and planning to visit Italy should definitely go for a ride on the mountain serpentine Pasubio. The road lies in the mountainous region of Vicenza, it is very narrow and slippery that’s why not all the locals prefer to drive on it by car. To start a journey around the track on a massive SUV is meaningless as it is impossible to overcome the sharp turns, especially the narrow parts of the road. A significant part of the transport stream are motorcycles and bicycles. Too many dangers lurk drivers of two-wheeled transport on the road. … Read further

Burano

From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
In the Venetian lagoon is an amazing Burano island, which is usually regarded as a single tourist attraction. The main feature of the islet, the whole territory of which is cut by canals, are colorful houses of local residents. Known for its unique architecture, the city hides many secrets, so, until now, the history of the appearance of its name is considered unknown. According to one of the versions, the city on the island was founded by a family named Buriano, from which eventually the name of the settlement occurred. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Venice

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Venice. Learn the best periods to visit Venice to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Venice.
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