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Celebrating San Martino in Venice

The day starts quietly enough. Street sweepers prepare the city. Church bells call the faithful to worship. And the Grand Canal gently fills with vaporetti water-buses as locals go off to school and work. The Venetian tranquility is, however, abruptly … Continue reading

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Serial killers, vampires and deals with the devil – it’s all in a night’s work on Venice’s Ghost Walk!

The moonlit streets and alleys of Venice are always pretty shadowy and bewitching but if you take one of Secret Venice’s tours you may never go out after dark again! Telling tales of murder, superstition and deals with the devil … Continue reading

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Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day in Italy

The harvest is complete, work in the fields is done and summer is over. And as the nights draw in and we settle down with our fluffy slippers for the colder, darker half of the year, people around the world … Continue reading

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