[For Couples] 21 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Venice
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[For Couples] 21 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Venice

Home to the legendary lover Casanova, Venice is often hailed as one of the most romantic cities in the world.  With its enchanting canals, historic palaces, and breathtaking sunsets, it’s a city that exudes romance at every turn. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or seeking the most romantic things to do, Venice offers an…

9 Things to Do in Murano: An Unmissable Day Trip from Venice
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9 Things to Do in Murano: An Unmissable Day Trip from Venice

Are you planning a trip to Venice?  Don’t miss out on the enchanting island of Murano, a hidden gem nestled in the Venetian Lagoon. Known worldwide for its centuries-old tradition of glassmaking, Murano offers a unique blend of art, history, and culture that’s hard to find anywhere else. If you’re wondering if Murano is worth…

Venice in December: A Local’s Tips on What to Expect and Do
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Venice in December: A Local’s Tips on What to Expect and Do

Venice, Italy, a city of timeless beauty and enchanting mystery, takes on a unique charm in the chill of December.  Picture this: you’re strolling along the narrow, winding streets, the air crisp and cool, the city’s famous canals reflecting the twinkling holiday lights. It’s a far cry from the bustling crowds of summer, offering a…

The Best Prosecco Tours from Venice: A Complete Guide
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The Best Prosecco Tours from Venice: A Complete Guide

Escape the bustling crowds of Venice and find solace in the serene hills of the Prosecco wine region, the heartland of Italy’s famed sparkling wine. Prosecco tours from Venice offer not just a taste of this bubbly delight, but also a refreshing day trip from Venice into the picturesque Northern Italian countryside. As you explore…

Venice or Rome: The Ultimate Guide for Your Italian Adventure

Venice or Rome: The Ultimate Guide for Your Italian Adventure

Living just an hour away from the enchanting City of Canals, Venice, I’ve had the privilege of immersing myself in its unique charm and allure over the years.  I’ve also been fortunate enough to visit Rome, the Eternal City, more than a dozen times.  Both cities, rich in history, culture, and mouth-watering Italian cuisine, offer…

Venice Tourist Traps: 9 Tips to Avoid Them from a Local

Venice Tourist Traps: 9 Tips to Avoid Them from a Local

Ah, Venice! A city that dances on the waters, a place so unique it’s like stepping straight into a painting. But, is Venice worth visiting with its notorious reputation for tourist traps? Absolutely! You see, the secret to appreciating Venice lies not in avoiding the city, but in avoiding the pitfalls that can turn a…

The Jewish Ghetto in Venice: Why You Should Visit It
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The Jewish Ghetto in Venice: Why You Should Visit It

Nestled in the heart of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto holds a rich tapestry of history, culture, and resilience. The term ‘ghetto’, now used globally, traces its roots back to this very district, painting a vivid picture of a time when Jewish communities were confined to specific quarters.  Established by the decree of Doge Leonardo Loredan…

15 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Venice: A Local’s Guide

15 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Venice: A Local’s Guide

Venice, the enchanting city of canals and masks, has long been a magnet for tourists from around the world.  Its grand palaces, historic churches, and iconic gondolas are the stuff of dreams and postcards.  But as an American who has made the area around Venice my home, I’ve discovered that there’s so much more to…