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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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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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What’s On in Italy in January

For some January is the month of detox, diets and denial as the New Year’s hangover subsides and resolutions kick in. But for those of us who love Italy it’s often a great time to dust off our passports and … Continue reading

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8 fascinating facts about Christmas in Italy

Every country has its own Christmas traditions. If you’re British, like me, you’re probably elbow-deep in card-writing, tinsel and fir tree needles by now….and the cat is probably eying up the tree! If you’re Australian, maybe you’re getting the BBQ … Continue reading

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Learning Italian in Venice is easy!

Ever thought of learning Italian? You’re in good company! Over 200,000 people around the world take it up every year making it the fourth most studied language. And not only do language skills help when travelling, they can also improve … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the closing ceremonies and final festive fireworks

Shrove Tuesday, Martedi Grasso, Pancake Tuesday, Fastnacht Day or Mardi Gras. Whatever you call it and however you choose to celebrate it, Martedi Grasso marks the end of carnevale and the end of the party. So as the pancakes were … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – The most beautiful mask competition

Dressing up is all part of the enjoyment of Venice carnival. But for some it’s more than just about being seen and photographed, it’s a creative challenge to produce THE most beautiful mask or costume. This year competition was fierce with … Continue reading

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