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Unconventional Venice

Discover the best unconventional experiences in Venice. Find out more about its traditions, history and hidden gems.

Located on the characteristic Island of Sant’Elena in a quiet location away from crowds of tourists, yet a short distance from the main landmarks in the city such as Piazza San Marco, the homonymous Basilica and Rialto Bridge, our elegant 4-star boutique hotel will allow you to easily reach any point of the city.

If you are looking for inspiration while planning your next trip to Venice, our articles will accompany you to the discovery of the most authentic and hidden Venice, our Unconventional Venice.

August 2023
Cine enthusiast? Here are the most awaited festivals in Venice and Rome

A thrilling summer finale and fall season are awaiting cinema lovers in Venice and Rome. The “seventh art” is ready to charm and keep the press busy during two of…

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August 2023
What to see in Venice in 4 or more days (beyond the must-sees)

It is quite common to think of Venice as a destination for a weekend or a short stay. Yet our best advice is to avoid the rush and give yourself…

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June 2023
Venice Lido: villages and natural oases

Planning a visit to Venice Lido is absolutely worth not only for the Venice Film Festival or to unwind at the beach, but also for its charming villages and natural…

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April 2023
Visit the Biennale Architettura 2023

As outlined on the page entirely dedicated to this event, the Venice Biennale is a world-renowned institution that has been promoting new trends in the contemporary arts for more than…

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March 2023
Discovering the most beautiful theaters in Venice

Venice has much to tell about its theaters. For centuries the city has hosted some of the most important and influential theaters in Europe, offering the public high quality repertoire…

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February 2023
Discovering the Venetian Mixology: cocktails and local excellence

Although Venice is known for its famous bacari and typical taverns, in today’s article we introduce you to another fascinating feature of the Venetian panorama: good drinks. We are referring…

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January 2023
Venetian dialect: the most famous expressions

On the occasion of the Italian National Dialect Day (January 17), it is almost our moral duty to dedicate an article to the most famous sayings of our beloved Venetian…

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December 2022
Unconventional Venice: 3 itineraries inspired by films and comics

Corto Maltese and his “Corti Sconte” The secret Venice of Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt is certainly not a traditional tourist guide. It is a collection of itineraries that celebrate…

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November 2022
The magic of Christmas in Venice: the top events

This year, Venice’s program of Christmas events is finally back at its original glow. We can’t wait to welcome you during the most magical time of the year and guide…

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October 2022
The gondola: history, tradition and curiosities

The origins Although the exact origin of the name gondola is unknown, there are several hypotheses: the most reliable one argues that it derives from the Latin term cymbula, which…

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