The origins of casinos and ridotti in Venice go back to the XIIIth century. The casinos or casini (the proper Italian plural) were small private apartments or “withdrawing rooms” simply called ridotti, where the Venetians met to enjoy themselves, especially at night. Love affairs, political meetings, conversation…, but these places were dedicated

Venice is wonderful as usual  after this long time of suspended life. And we are ready to welcome you again and look forward to showing you Venice in all its beauty. We restart our guided tours with caution as required, but at the same time always motivated by our great passion.     Emanuela Barbara

Venice, action!

Have you ever wondered how many films have been shot or set in Venice? Some very old, others recent, famous or not , romantic films and action films … in total there are about 700 movies filmed here. You know, Venice is the perfect city as a setting for films of all kinds, so we

The venetian sultana

Perhaps not everyone knows that a Venetian lady was the wife of the Ottoman sultan Selim II: Cecilia Venier-Baffo, better known as Nûr Bânû. She was the daughter of Violante Baffo and Niccolò Venier – exponent of the Venetian patriciate and lord of the island of Paro, where Cecilia was born in 1525 ca. Around