Meet: Borana, our local expert in Lucca

Meet: Borana, our local expert in Lucca

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On growing up in Lucca… I was born and raised in the beautiful medieval town of Lucca....

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A modern twist on Venice’s traditional cicchetti

A modern twist on Venice’s traditional cicchetti

Our Venice Urban Adventures team is made up of foodies. We love to eat well and drink even better. And one of our main hobbies is finding new and interesting places to appease our voracious appetites. When it comes to the great street food cities of the world, we know...

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How to have the perfect day in Burano, Venice

How to have the perfect day in Burano, Venice

Burano is one of six neighbourhoods that make up Venice — and a great place to explore if you want to appreciate the true local life of Venice. Bright pink, deep blue, lavender… you name it and Burano has it! This island in Venice looks like it is out of...

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The intriguing mysteries and legends of Lucca, Tuscany

The intriguing mysteries and legends of Lucca, Tuscany

Stories of devils and saints, intrigue and profanities paint Lucca in a magical and mysterious light. To look beyond the surface of this beautiful Tuscan city, all you have to do is open your eyes. The legend of Saint Zita Saint Zita was born in Lucca in 1218. Of humble origins,...

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How to have the perfect day in Venice’s Cannaregio district

How to have the perfect day in Venice’s Cannaregio district

Cannaregio is one of six neighbourhoods that make up Venice — and a great place to explore if you want to appreciate the true local life of the city. The down-to-earth neighbourhood is where Ventians go to chill out with friends, or just to wander the charming alleyways. Known for...

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Where to find the best pizza in Lucca

Where to find the best pizza in Lucca

Strolling around the historical town centre of Lucca, you can find traditional bakeries and deli shops, all guaranteed to rouse curiosity in even the most seasoned traveller. One of the most interesting of these is Pizzeria da Felice, the oldest pizzeria in Lucca (and home to the best pizza in Lucca)....

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How to make Venetian-style sardines

How to make Venetian-style sardines

Reasonably priced and plentiful at the local fish market, sardines are a staple ingredient in Italian cuisine. A popular way to serve sardines is Neapolitan style, with fresh tomato and basil, or sarde in soar (sweet and sour sardines). In this dish, wine marries with the sweet taste of white onions, and...

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A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

When it comes to wine, the Mediterranean has a long and rich history. The area’s warm climate, agricultural techniques and local varietals produce unique white, red and sparkling wines you won’t find elsewhere. So raise a glass and sip your way around the Mediterranean, with this handy guide on what...

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The complete guide to: Venice travel

The complete guide to: Venice travel

Venice is a dream destination for most people (and justifiably so), but this tiny place gets swarmed seasonally by people eager to explore — which means some basic rules on how to survive and make the most of your visit (without disrupting the locals) are a must. Luckily, our local...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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