• Summer Street Food and Four Cocktail Trends from Venice

    It’s summer solstice time and Venice is taking a collective breath. Another year has passed and before everyone is really getting into summer mood, the neighborhood outdoor feasts are back in town. Solstizio means there’s a break in Venetians’ mind before switching into vacation mood. Times will be different in summer, with day trippers descending

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  • A Secret Carnival Walk around Venice

    Can these three weeks of celebrating Carnival in Venice become an opportunity for Venetians to reconnect with history, culinary traditions and ancient crafts? A Carnival giving back some Venetian-Ness, the backbone of their strong roots? For years, I felt we weren’t really joining in the festivities around town. Standing aloof like spectators and often avoiding

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  • Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Shopping Tips for Castello

    This is our Christmas gift guide really taking you into a Venice so full of precious shops selling home-made goods and gifts making come Venice alive. Gifts helping you to get to know Venice even better. Away from the Rialto Marketย and the Mercerie,ย though I do love this area (check out our Advent Calendar with 24

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  • Nine Ideas to Spend an Advent Day in Venice

    During the weeks before Christmas, Venetians have got all the time to treat visitors as VIP. You will certainly feel like a special guest in aย city no longer besieged by tourists. But then, this year, Christmas starts a little bit earlier. For the first time, the Albaro de Nadal – the Christmas tree on Piazza

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