24 hours in: Venice

24 hours in: Venice

Is it even possible to see Venice in 24 hours? Barely! But these tips just might help you make the most of a short trip and lead you on your way to a pretty perfect day — and of course, we can also help you to make that perfect day...

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How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

Summer in Venice is known for two things: being hot and crowded. But even with the sometimes frustrating conditions, summer is also the best time to catch some amazing festivals and to visit the not-so-touristy areas of the city. Our favorite event by far is the Redentore festival, held in...

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Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Murano glass is one of the most precious traditions and treasure of Venice, and, just like Venetians themselves, the artisans who make these glassware masterpieces are proud, passionate artists. Simone Rossetto on the island of Murano is one of them. Along with members of his family, Simone is one of...

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In photos: Cruising the canals of Venice

In photos: Cruising the canals of Venice

Venice is the kind of place that you either absolutely love… or totally hate. The city often gets criticised for being crowded with too many tourists, but that’s because too many visitors don’t know how to escape the same old sites and find the real local side of life. That’s...

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24 hours in: Treviso

24 hours in: Treviso

Is Venice at the top of your travel bucket list? Or have you formed an attachment to the city on a previous trip? Whatever your case may be, any time is a great time for a quick stop in the city! After you’ve checked out the sites (and bites!) in...

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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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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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The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

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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