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If you’re thinking of organizing a weekend in Venice, or a longer holiday, but are undecided because the cold season has arrived, you should know that Venice is always a wonderful idea… yes, in winter too!


In fact, the famous lagoon city – celebrated by poets, writers, musicians and artists from every place and era – continues to be infinitely fascinating in winter too. Perhaps the most striking thing is the light, the great protagonist of Venetian art and architecture. Once you arrive by train, plane or sea, it’s as though you were surrounded by unique colour tones, to point of feeling that you have stepped into a dream.

There are some experiences that can only happen in Venice and only at this time of the year. There are fewer tourists, and the atmosphere can be intense. You can walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys and lose your way. You can admire the sumptuous palaces that seem to rise from the water. You can board the vaporetto on the Giudecca Canal or take a gondola ride to see the city from a very romantic perspective. Or you can cross an unexpectedly uncrowded Piazza San Marco or walk through the characteristic campi (in the Venetian urban planning, it means the open spaces surrounded by buildings)…

But Venice is not only beautiful on the outside. It could be called a treasure chest. Think of the museums. Among those not to be missed are Ca’ Pesaro, Ca’ Rezzonico, the Correr Museum, the Palazzo Ducale, the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Naval History (the last two highly appreciated by children too).

For music lovers, there is also a full program of events: Musica con le ali – La Fenice Theatre’s music season running until June 13, 2019. By the way, did you know that on the Main Floor (piano nobile) of our Foresteria Valdese in Venice, in the Busetto Hall, concerts are organized every Wednesday and Saturday at 6pm?


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As always, let’s have a look at the main art exhibitions: until May 31, 2019 at Palazzo Zaguri you can see “Da Kandinsky a Botero. Tutti in un filo (From Kandinsky to Botero. All in a row)”. This exhibition displays one hundred tapestries, a large part from one of the last Italian tapestry-making workshops and reproducing the works of great masters of painting and architecture. And don’t miss “Tintoretto 1519-1594” at the Palazzo Ducale until January 6, 2019, as well as “Progetti d’acqua (Water projects)” by Renzo Piano, on exhibit at the Magazzino del Sale.

The Foresteria Valdese in Venice, located in the heart of the Serenissima, is delighted to accommodate you for a weekend in Venice or a winter holiday, and offers you a choice of solutions tailored for you:

3×2 = stay 3 nights and pay for 2
For those who can only stay 2 nights, 25% discount on the total stay
Offer valid from December 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019
(excluding the period from Dec 26, 2018 to Jan 2, 2019)


For more information you can write to or call +39 041 5286797.
A wonderful time in Venice for all!


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“Situated on both sides of the canal, the houses made one think of natural places, but a nature that had created its works with a human image.”
(Marcel Proust)

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