Category Archives: Venice

Hand carved cameo jewellery in Venice : a classic art

People have been carving cameos into glass, gems, shells and stones for centuries, millennia even. The art goes back at least to the ancient Romans and Greeks with stone cameos surviving from as far back as the 3rd century BC … Continue reading

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Dream of Venice Architecture : a new book & exhibition by Riccardo de Cal

Venice is a magical city. Its streets, alleys and canals form a maze to be explored and history literally drips from the walls. Whether its womanizer Casanova’s old haunts, ceremonial buildings built for the republic’s government or simply the sites … Continue reading

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29 of the best things to do in Venice with children

Venice is an enchanting city not only for adults, but for kids too. From the decorated palazzi lining the Grand Canal to the gondolas gliding gracefully along it to the fabulous hands-on rowing lessons there’s tonnes to see and do!! And its probably one of the few cities in the world where you and your family can walk around safely without worrying about cars or traffic. So if you’re planning a trip, here are 29 of the best things to do in Venice with children! Continue reading

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Vizio Virtù – the finest chocolatier in Venice

As you push the old, glazed door open the rich, sweet scent of chocolate envelops you, enticing you in, making your mouth water and your taste buds tingle. And as you anticipate the first bite, your mind is working overtime … Continue reading

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Babbo Natale invades Venice!

If you’ve ever been in Venice on the last weekend before Christmas you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve had one too many mulled wines as you’ll start to see double. Or maybe triple. In fact you’ll be seeing Santa … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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“A Venetian Affair” – an impossible love story of mistresses, mystery and music from the Venice Music Project

The first time you hear soprano Liesl Odenweller effortlessly hit a high note it sends tingles down your spine. The exquisite baroque musicians she accompanies further whip up your emotions with their sweeping strings, fervent flutes and lively lute player. … Continue reading

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