[For 2024] The 9 Best Spots to Get a Spritz in Venice

[For 2024] The 9 Best Spots to Get a Spritz in Venice

Venice is known for its quiet canals, ornate architecture, and maritime history. But, it’s also famous for it’s love of Spritz, one of the most quintessential cocktails in Venice. Made with Prosecco, bitter Aperol or Campari, a splash of soda water, and a slice of orange or lemon, the Spritz isn’t just a drink; it’s…

[2024] Venice Flooding Season: Dealing with Acqua Alta

[2024] Venice Flooding Season: Dealing with Acqua Alta

Venice, the floating city with its labyrinth of canals, ornate bridges, and rich history, has long captivated the hearts of travelers. Yet, between October and January, there is a phenomenon known as acqua alta, or the Venice flooding season, a seasonal high tide that transforms Venice into a surreal waterworld. In some ways, this is…

Venice’s Hidden Gem: 13 Unique Things to Do in Cannaregio

Venice’s Hidden Gem: 13 Unique Things to Do in Cannaregio

Welcome to Cannaregio, my favorite of the six sestieri or neighborhoods of Venice. I live near Venice and get to go there very often. When I do, I end up spending most of my time in the Cannaregio district. This charming district, brimming with history and culture just steps from the Santa Lucia train station,…

The Venice Arsenale: Why You Must Visit this Hidden Gem 
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The Venice Arsenale: Why You Must Visit this Hidden Gem 

Located in the Castello area of Venice, the Venetian Arsenal was once the largest single largest industrial complex in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. It played a key role in Venice’s rise as a maritime power. The Arsenale was not just a shipyard; it was a symbol of innovation and strength. Today, the Arsenale is…

Is St. Mark’s Basilica Worth It? A Local’s Tips for Visiting 
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Is St. Mark’s Basilica Worth It? A Local’s Tips for Visiting 

As somebody who lives near Venice and travels there several times per year, I am often asked if it’s worth it to go to St Mark’s Basilica. After all, the lines are long and the area is crowded with tourists.  Although it suffers from the effects of mass tourism, Venice’s jaw-dropping landmark is definitely worth…