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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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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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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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Happy Birthday Venice, Happy New Year Florence – 25th March

Although no records exist documenting the actual founding of the beautiful city of Venice, tradition pinpoints the moment to exactly 12 noon on March 25th, 421 AD. Or to put it another way, the moment that the first church of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Venetian New Year, 1st March

Bon Cao de Ano a tuti i me amighi Venessiani!  Happy New Year to all my Venetian friends! Yep, you read that right and no I haven’t gone mad – March 1st is New Year’s Day for in Venice. And in … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – Water Parade

Day 2 of Venice Carnival started with aqua alta, high water, and flooding in some parts of the city including the Rialto, St Mark’s and Cannareggio. Not ideal for spectators. But fortunately it didn’t subdue this morning’s celebrations as they were … Continue reading

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Acqua Bassa – low tide in Venice

Venice is a city that never ceases to surprise. Whether it’s finding a quiet, courtyard off the beaten track, witnessing a little-known festival or learning more about her long, complex history, Venice has plenty to offer. But this week she … Continue reading

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