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The Venice Insider is a blog for frequent visitors to Venice. It provides you with insights, background information and insider tips on events, sestieri (neighbourhoods), history, art, architecture and so much more.

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Enjoy the Festa del Redentore with these insider tips

The Festa del Redentore (Feast of the Redeemer) is one of the most important traditional events in Venice. It celebrates the end of the plague of the 16th century and is a yearly event...

The unknown banking history of the Rialto area in Venice

Nowadays when someone refers to Rialto, most people think about the Rialto bridge or the Rialto market. Historically, the Rialto neighborhood was the economic centre of the city. Not only did merchants from all...

The history behind the traditional events in Venice

Venice is a city which is known for its history, as well as for its traditional events. Carnival is the best known, but there are several other events which are worth attending. Some events...

Unwind at Forte Marghera: a tranquil green oasis only 10 minutes from Venice

There are times when you feel the need to escape the bustling streets of Venice, especially when it becomes too crowded or the sun is too intense. In that case, you might want to...

The insider guide to the Venice Art Biennale 2024

I am really happy to let you know that my first book 'The insider guide to the Venice Art Biennale 2024' is now ready and available to order.  Whether you are visiting the Art Biennale...

The Festa della Sensa is the wedding of the year in Venice

The Festa della Sensa is a traditional event, which symbolizes the marriage between Venice and the sea. It takes place on May 12, 2024, which is the Sunday after Ascension (Sensa in Italian). Before...

5 must-see pavilions at the Art Biennale 2024 in Venice

The 2024 Art Biennale with the theme ‘Foreigners Everywhere – Stranieri Ovunque’ is again overwhelming and has so many beautiful artworks to discover. There is a wide variety of contemporary art, including paintings, photography,...

What to expect from the Art Biennale 2024

The 2024 edition of the Venice Art Biennale (April 20 - November 24) will offer an inspiring overview of art created by and related to ‘foreigners’ in the broadest sense of the word. Everyone who...

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