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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.

September 2021
Haunted Venice: legends of spirits and ghosts

In this article you’ll discover a Venice you wouldn’t expect, dark and mysterious. Not everyone knows that many ghost legends and spooky stories that have been handed down for decades…

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June 2021
Unexpected Venice: discovering parks and gardens

Venice has many distinctive features that make it unique, but, sticking to a list of five, we would include: bridges, calli (streets), salizade (main streets), campi (squares) and campielli (small…

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May 2021
Murano glass factory tour: a closer look at the art of glass

If you’re planning a trip to Venice, we highly recommend you include a visit to the island of Murano. One of the smaller islands of the Venice Lagoon, Murano is…

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April 2021
Unconventional Venice: walking tour from Sant’Elena

One of the key-features of Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena is for sure its location. Quiet, green and less touristy, the island of Sant’Elena unveils to its visitors another side of…

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March 2021
Venice Itinerary on the trail of Ernest Hemingway

“How can you live in New York when there are Venice and Paris?” Such a quote could only but be the introduction to an intense love story, which is the…

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February 2021
Mysterious Venice: discovering myths and legends

The island of Sant’Elena The first legend is about the island on which our hotel is located, Sant’Elena. It is said that centuries ago a ship from Constantinople, carrying the…

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January 2021
The 10 most instagrammable places in Venice

Venice is an incredibly unique city. Here visitors are struck by its beauty at every bridge and calle (street) and cannot help but stop every inch of the way to…

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December 2020
Venice’s finest historical artisan shops

In today’s article we will walk you through a unique itinerary to discover Venice’s most beautiful historical artisan shops. Venice is not just big brands and souvenirs: its essence also…

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November 2020
Traditional food in Venice: all you have to know

What to eat in Venice? Which are the typical dishes you absolutely have to try? And, what is exactly a bacaro? These are common you’ll probably ask yourself when visiting…

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November 2020
Historic Cafes in Venice: elegance and tradition

When it comes to historic cafes in Italy, Venice is for sure one of the top destinations. Thanks to its unique, charming atmosphere, to its canals and its fine architecture,…

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