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Gelato madness! Where to get the best scoops in Venice

Gelato madness! Where to get the best scoops in Venice

With the summer season in full swing, there is nothing better than a relaxing stroll along the beautiful alleys of Venice with a delicious and refreshing gelato in hand. Yes, gelato may have been invented in Florence, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great gelaterias here in Venice! If you’re...
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Meet: Cecilia, our local expert in Venice

Meet: Cecilia, our local expert in Venice

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. When she’s not running the Urban Adventures brand in Venice, Italy, Cecilia Cambero Yllera is wandering the world, and making friends. She’s travelled solo to destinations such as Mexico, Morocco, Turkey,...
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How to make Venetian frittelle at home (and where to get them in Venice)

How to make Venetian frittelle at home (and where to get them in Venice)

The annual Venetian Carnival is known for a lot of things, like the gorgeous masks you’ll see around town and the fun parties along the Grand Canal. But for the locals of Venice, it also means something very, very important: frittelle time! Frittelle are sugary treats that are only available...
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Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Did you know that when Carnival (or Carnevale) was held during Venice’s Golden Age (about the 18th century), it was much longer than the few weeks it lasts today? Or do you know the significance of the “Plague Doctor” mask? No? Well, if you step into Giancarlo Tamburini’s shop, he’ll tell you...
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Second time’s the charm in Venice

Second time’s the charm in Venice

I’m not a romantic. I don’t get carried away by whimsy, never bought a poster of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s for my dorm room, and didn’t dream of being proposed to in Paris. I don’t think the romance languages are necessarily romantic (although I do speak them and...
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New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions in Venice

New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions in Venice

How to have the Best. Year. Ever.: a short, half-serious look at local Venetian New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions. Yes, it’s part of us. Being Italian means being superstitious, and New Year’s Eve is one of the best occasions to practice and prove this national trait. Want to ring in the new...
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Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Food, as you probably know, is something Italians take very seriously — especially when it comes to Christmas desserts. So, instead of talking about birds and stuffing and seafood, let’s dig straight into the last course, where a very rich variety of Christmas cakes are good for all flavours and tastes! In Italy,...
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Living local in tourist-packed Venice

Living local in tourist-packed Venice

“Excuse me, can you tell me where is the bridge?” a tourist asked me the other day. “Of course…” I said, a little perplexed. As is often the case in Venice, you could see several bridges from where we were standing. “Do you mean Rialto?” I tried to narrow it...
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The best vegetarian restaurants in Venice

The best vegetarian restaurants in Venice

Yes, Venetians are skilled fishermen and most of the city’s typical dishes consist of fish or meat. But trust me, there are plenty of places where you can eat as a vegetarian or vegan in Venice — and that will still make your tastebuds go crazy! Here are our favourite...
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Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Here in Venice, we like to keep traditions alive — and what better way to do so than by celebrating and partying with friends and family! If you want to celebrate like the locals do, be sure to mark these festivals in your calendar for a summer visit to Venice....
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