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VENICE

VENICE IS FULL OF STRANGE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THINGS, PLACES AND EVENT THAT ARE PECULIAR TO THE CITY AND ITS BUILDINGS AND GEOGRAPHY.

Venetian Bauta

                   

Bauta is the famous carnival mask that hides the biggest part of the face to preserve the wearer’s anonymity. It is the forefather of the actual adorned masks.

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Altana

 

The Altana are everywhere in Venice ; just look up to see these small wooden terraces decorating the rooftops with flowers.
They are often situated on fine columns of bricks but the rest always seems very fragile.
Often full of flowers with some chairs and a table, a good place to drink Spritz between friends.

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The squero of San Trovaso

The squero of  San Trovaso is one of the oldest and most famous squeri of Venice.

In antiquity the squero needed to repair the boats of all sizes. Today, however, repairs and builds the symbol of Venice gondolas, boat consisting of 280 pieces.

Now the squero of San Trovaso is a nice place to visit.

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Nizioleti

The nizioleti used for indicating place names reported in Venetian street name, the bridge or the river overlooked. The written and the edge of these signs are black. In key areas provided nizioleti also report the district and the relevant parish. Typically, this second type of nizioleto uses characters and rectangles larger in size.

Famous are some nizioleti that indicate very specific names, such as the Ponte delle Tette or Riva di Blasio, often originating from particular situations or people or events, even tragic, tied to the place where they are.

In the nineteenth century, the writer and historian Joseph Tassini carried out a long and detailed research on the origin of the most special place names of Venice, later published in the important work Venetian Curiosity, of imposing size but characterized by a very lively literary style in the story of stories linked to the names of various locations.

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