Find out what happens if you don't bag your rubbish properly in Venice. You'll find that the cocàli will cause a lot of trouble if you don't.
This is a word that anyone who's been to Venice will have heard being shouted out of the mouths of gondoliers. It means, 'hello there!' and it used by boatmen at crossroads—or should that be crosscanals—to alert other canal users to their presence. If there is another boat around the corner, the driver should respond … Continue reading Venetian word of the day: Òe!
Want to know how not to confuse a wolf with an egg and tell people what you had for breakfast? Look no further.
When the Italian people got together to choose which of the many varieties of the language to adopt as the common and literary language, it boiled down to two: Tuscan and Venetian.
The arrival of carnival in Venice is announced by the appearance of fritoe in the shops. These are sweet fritters, covered with sugar, a bit like a donut, which are traditionally eaten throughout the carnival season.