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Local Point

Sunday, 03 July 2016

The Goby fish - "Gò" in Venetian slang  

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The gò, or goby is a small fish (20-25 cm) with a dark color, which lives exclusively in the lagoon areas where the bottom is muddy and rich in marine phanerogams. It 'a territorial animal, which digs its den in the mud between the roots of the phanerogam...

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Il Redentore - 16th July 2016  

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The “Festa del Redentore” (Redeemer's Day) started in 1577, when the Senate of Venice ordered to build the Redentore church on the island of Giudecca to celebrate the end of a massive plague outbreak and built a temporary bridge of boats to allow the Vene...

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Thursday, 09 June 2016

Our Rialto Market  

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Rialto was settled in the ninth century and it was the financial and commercial centre of Venice. A bridge of boats called "the bridge of the Coin” was built in 1181,  later replaced by a wooden drawbridge and finally, at the end of the sixteenth cen...

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Purple Artichoke from St. Erasmo  

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We are right in the middle of the purple artichokes season, a Slow Food Presidia which marks the beginning of sunshine and warm weather. It grows in Sant’Erasmo, the lagoon's biggest island after Venice, entirely occupied by vegetable and fruit garde...

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