Tag Archives: Venice

Tilt-Shift Timelapse Views: Venice, Italy (4K Video)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Places that I probably would not have visited without the pandemic. I wanted to go to Venice for a long time, but never really was in the mood to put up with such an over-touristy place. So last summer during peak pandemic seemed like the time were I could finally go there. Of course it is still a very touristy place, but just much less crowded than normally. However, to my surprise I really liked the city a lot. It’s probably one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to and I can even see myself going there again in the post pandemic future in off season…

Walking Tour: Island Of Murano In Venice, Italy

The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. Ferry-loads of visitors come to explore the Museo del Vetro, which tells the story of glass through the centuries, and to shop for locally crafted souvenirs. Built in the Romanesque style, the Church of Santa Maria and San Donato has a colorful mosaic floor and supposedly houses the bones of a slain dragon. 

Front Cover Views: First Magazine – September 2021

Hot off the press, have a look at some previews from this Sunday’s September edition of First Magazine, Issue No 327, out with The Malta Independent on Sunday.

Packed with gorgeous photography and features – Venice, Marrakech, Valletta, Capri and Paris; this September also includes the start of an new exclusive series: This is Wine – Chapter 1 – Pomerol on a Shoestring.

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Sunset Boat Rides: Grand Canal In Venice (4K Video)

Grand Canal, Italian Canale Grande, main waterway of VeniceItaly, following a natural channel that traces a reverse-S course from San Marco Basilica to Santa Chiara Church and divides the city into two parts.

Slightly more than 3 km (2 miles) long and between 30 and 70 metres (100 and 225 feet) wide, the Grand Canal has an average depth of 5 metres (17 feet) and connects at various points with a maze of smaller canals. These waterways carry the bulk of Venetian transportation, as automobiles are banned throughout much of the city. Traditional poled gondolas are a favourite with tourists but are now vastly outnumbered by motorized public-transit water buses (vaporetti) and private water taxis. Siren-equipped boats belonging to the police, fire, and emergency medical services traverse the Grand Canal at high speed, and barges are responsible for the delivery of goods throughout the city. The connection between Venetians and their city’s main thoroughfare does not end at the grave: funeral barges can be seen transporting the dead to Isola di San Michele, an island northeast of the city that has been the site of Venice’s largest cemetery since the early 19th century.

Walking Tour: Riva Del Carbon In Venice, Italy

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs. 

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:01:27 – Ponte del Carbon 0:10:15​ – Campo S. Bortolomio 0:20:53​ – Riva del Vin 0:27:29​ – Campo S. Aponal 0:30:36​ – Ruga Vecchia S. Giovanni 0:35:53​ – Campo Erberia

Views: A Postcard From Venice (Condé Nast Video)

Experience Venice from afar with the latest instalment in our Postcard series. Cruise down the Grand Canal on a vaporetto water bus or gondola; wander the rustic calles and around palazzos, stopping off at some of our favourite insider spots including the Royal Gardens; and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute and Basilica di San Marco. Plus, see snippets of breakfast at The Gritti Palace, lunch at Terrazza Danieli and aperitivi at The St Regis. Watch now and be transported to Italy’s City of Water.

Summer Walks: Streets & Canals Of Venice, Italy (4K)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Nights Walks: Outdoor Restaurants, Venice, Italy

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs. 

Walking Tour: Murano Island In Venice, Italy (4K)

The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. Ferry-loads of visitors come to explore the Museo del Vetro, which tells the story of glass through the centuries, and to shop for locally crafted souvenirs. Built in the Romanesque style, the Church of Santa Maria and San Donato has a colorful mosaic floor and supposedly houses the bones of a slain dragon. 

Recorded On 01 August 2021

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:01:25 – Murano Faro Vaporetto Station 0:11:46​ – Campo Santo Stefano 0:14:14​ – Ponte Longo 0:25:00​ – Campo San Donato 0:31:26​ – Ponte de le terese 0:35:21​ – Campo S. Bernardo 0:40:28​ – Ponte Longo 0:49:54​ – Murano Colonna Vaporetto Station

Views: Walking The ‘Calli’ Of Venice, Italy (4K Video)

About 3.000 calli (narrow and long streets). Among them there are: 367 rami (smaller streets connecting bigger streets), 53 rio terà (buried canals), 42 salizade (the first paved streets), 10 rughe (lined with shops), 1 strada (street, it is the Strada Nuova in Cannaregio). Then there are the liste. There, some white stones in the pavement marked the limit of the diplomatic immunity in front of an ambassador palace.

The width of the Venetian calli varies from about 60 cm to 6 meters. The narrowest calle in town is Calletta Varisco (53 centimetres).