April in Venice – Filled with Culture

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April in Venice is known to be very cultural and romantic as not only is there Saint Marks Day, which is the Italian version of Valentines day, there is also culture week. During this week you can visit a lot of Museums for free so come to Venice in April!  

St. Mark's Day (Festa di San Marco), also known as the rosebud festival (Venetian: festa del bocolo), is a festival in Venice held on 25 April celebrating Venice's patron saint, St. Mark. On this day, men traditionally give a single rosebud to the women they love.

One of the highlights during the Feast of St Mark is the Regata di Traghetti, a boat race featuring gondoliers who compete while transporting passengers in their gondolas.

Gondolier Race April in Venice   Filled with Culture
Gondolier Race (by Roberto Trm)

Mid-April – Culture Week. The Settimana delle Beni Culturali is a week celebrated all over Italy, in which state-run museums and monuments are open for free and, sometimes, for longer hours. Some museums in Venice that participate include the Accademia, the Ca d'Oro, and the Archeological Museum, among many others.


Friday, April 10 2015, 20:45 San Giovanni Elemosinario, Venice


Bach, Johann Sebastian
Air, from Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 "Air on a G string"

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
A Little Night Music

Marcello, Alessandro 
Concerto for oboe, strings, and basso continuo in D minor

Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni
Concert for oboe and strings in d-moll

Pachelbel, Johann
Canon in D major

In the beautiful setting of San Giovanni Elemosinario, in the heart of Venice, Sinfonia Veneziana offers you the opportunity to listen to wonderful baroque music. 

At 7 pm, before the concert, you will taste a typical Venetian 2-course-dinner at 'Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto', a famous Venetian restaurant, serving local cuisine. The restaurant is 1 minute walk from the concert venue. 

Dinner: two courses, water, wine and coffee are included in the price.

Approximate duration (min.): 70

For tickets to see the concert and have dinner click here

Venice Naval Museum

The Museo Storico Navale is one of Venice's less-visited museums, and is open only in the mornings. Situated in the Castello district, near the Arsenale, Venice's historic shipyard, it is devoted to naval and nautical history, with exhibits covering five floors of the building. If the subject matter interests you, this rather old-fashioned museum is definitely worth a visit. If you're here for a long visit and getting acquainted with the city, I'd recommend you pay a visit, if only to see the historic gondolas on display.

If you are coming to Venice and you are looking for a place to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a great selection of napartments at very reasonable prices. Featured below is the lovely Byzantine Apartment.

byzantine apartment venice living room 2 April in Venice   Filled with Culture

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