This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty-this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism. – Thomas Mann
Like any respectable tourist guide of Venice, also That’s Venice! takes you by the hand and leads you on a tour of the city. But our pace is different from ordinary tourist guides. We won’t rush. We know that you can’t visit everything there is to see in Venice in one or two days. We want to convey the pleasure of calmly observing the movement of Gondolas on the Grand Canal, that of sitting at one of the cafes in the historical centre of Venice to enjoy an unhurried Spritz, the most typical Venetian aperitif.
We would love to come with you on top of St. Mark’s Bell tower or up to the one of the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, and stay there with you for a while admiring the view. We would like if time could stop as soon as you enter the halls of Peggy Guggenheim, so that you could take the opportunity to wander through the works of great Abstract and Surrealist art. And last but not least we would like that families with children visiting Venice could find, for each family member, a place, a work of art, a landscape, a building, a hidden corner to take away in their heart once they’ll be back home.
This is the reason why That’s Venice! travel guides are designed on a human scale, not tourists who necessarily have to devour a city, but normal people who just want to enjoy it. This is why, for every church, palace, museum, but also single bridges and canals, we’ve found a special feature, an anecdote, a curiosity that will help you choose what to see in Venice. Just because we do not rush, we walk, savor and have fun.