Christmas in Venice

Christmas in Venice

While Venice can sometimes seem stuffed with tourists, especially in the warmer months, at Christmas time it is much more about the locals and you will discover the sweet and gentle side of the city. The sight of Santa bringing Christmas treats to the children via gondola is one that will stay with you.Midnight mass at St Mark’s BasilicaEven if you are not the religious type you cannot fail to be moved by the striking beauty of the Basilica at night. The mass actually starts at 10.30pm and it is a good idea to arrive early to get a...
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Theatre Guide To Venice

Venice has a lively theatre scene with classical, opera and modern productions all over the city. So here is our handy guide to some of the best places to go and see thespians treading the boards.Teatro La FeniceThis sumptuous birthday cake of a building is the leading Opera House and Theatre in Venice, and has been the site of many famous premières, worth a visit just for the history and glorious decor. At the moment there are several shows to choose from like Bizet’s Carmen, an explosive love story with a tragic ending or Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, another love...
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Top tips for your first visit to Venice

Venice has long been known as one of the European centres of culture – with its long history of wealth in the trade of jewellery and debauchery in the renaissance period and the notion of a city which is slowly sinking all add to Venice’s powerful draw.Yet with any visit to somewhere new it can be confusing and difficult to know what to do when first arriving. With this in mind Generator Hostel Venice would like to offer our top tips for your first visit to Venice.Be Prepared To Join The CrowdsVenice is almost always full to the gills...
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Five ways to have fun by the water in Venice

The magical city of Venice is made iconic by its canals, criss-crossed with bridges and flowing with gondolas and other water-bound excitement. A trip to Venice can be a truly breathtaking experience with its mixture of astonishing historical buildings, artwork, a fantastic culture of fresh and delicious foods and a vibrant party atmosphere. At the heart of the city, is the water that connects Venice to the surrounding islands and allows swift and enchanting travel within the city itself.1. Take a Gondola Along The Grand CanalSurely the most iconic thing about Venice is its colourful and busy spectacle of...
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The Market of Miracles

Venice is a city with a rich cultural history which resonates through its winding streets and many beautiful squares. The church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, which literally means Saint Mary of Miracles, dates back to the late 15th Century. The site is famous mainly for the image of the Virgin Mary housed inside that is said to perform miracles. However, on the square opposite the church is one of Venice’s most popular antiques markets. The three day weekend market is held on various dates throughout the year and is usually open from 8am to 8pm (so there is...

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