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Category Archives: Venice

Episode #148: Dishes to try in the Lagoon city

  Venice’s cosmopolitan past and history of trade have shaped the cuisine of the lagoon city. A mix of traditional dishes alongside modern, innovative cooking – both using the unique ingredients that are found around its many islands, make for a unique Venetian dining scene. Not to mention the famous Cicchetti, where you can have […]

Best Hotels in Venice, Italy: Top 5 Star, Boutique & Luxury Hotels

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If you’re heading to the city built on water, you’re probably looking for accommodations near the top sights. This guide covers the best hotels in Venice, Italy, for a variety of tastes and budgets. With ever-moving water buses, spectacular Byzantine and Islamic architecture, and vibrant façades lining the canals, this city is a dream to […]

Where to Stay in Venice, Italy: Neighborhood and Area Guide

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The City of canals is known for its sparkling bodies of water, bridges, gondola rides, and festivals. It’s one of Italy’s most beautiful cities and popular tourist destinations. There are also so many great places to stay in Venice, all within walking distance from the nearest attractions.  You can stroll down the streets and admire […]

Episode #121: Islands of Venice

  Venice is famous for its canals but the lagoon that surrounds Venice contains many fascinating places that most visitors don’t see – mostly because they don’t know what is possible. These lesser-known islands of Venice are so important to the city’s ecosystem –  for food, wine, and culture. With well over 100 Islands in […]

Episode #111: Carnevale in Venice – Parties, Costumes, and more

  It’s Carnevale time in Venice! This annual spectacle and celebration is one of the most spectacular festivals in the world. Carnevale is somewhat similar to Mardi Gras in the United State and it is celebrated throughout Italy – with costumes, parades, feasting and general partying. But no-one does it better than Venice! Show notes […]

Episode #087: The Story of the Venetian Gondola

  In this episode, we head to, Venice, known as the City of Canals, if there’s one thing that symbolizes Venice more than anything else it has to be the gondola.    Show notes We talk to Venetian and tour guide Elisabetta Amadi, whose family goes back many generations in Venice, about this city’s most […]

Episode #048: Venice districts – best places to stay for your trip

  Choosing the best place to stay in Venice for your trip is an important decision. While the city is very small and you can walk to most places, each neighborhood offers something a little different. In this episode, we walk you through the main areas of Venice and let you know where to stay […]

Episode #035: Venetian secrets – uncovering the soul of Venice

  Venice, built on water, is a city full of mystery and wonder. But many visitors skip through in a day, seeing the highlights but missing the shadows and subtlety and ultimately its people and soul. In this episode, we talk to Monica Cesarato, Venetian blogger and tour guide about what makes her city and […]