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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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Seven books that conjure up the heart and soul of Venice

According to Saint Augustine “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” But sometimes it’s not possible to travel physically. There is a solution, however. The quickest, cheapest and easiest way to fire … Continue reading

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Love-locks – True love or vandalism?

No-one is quite sure how the idea of lovelocks started. Some quote a Serbian love story that goes back to World War I. Others say the Chinese started it whilst others point to Italian author Federico Moccia’s book “Ho voglia … Continue reading

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Acqua Alta – Paddling in Venice!

The sea is a fickle mistress. Built on marshland within a salt-water lagoon off the Adriatic, Venice owes her fortune to the sea. At her birth, at 12pm on 25th March 421 AD (according to legend), the lagoon protected Venice … Continue reading

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Behind the mask – Traditional mask making in Venice

Venice is famous for many things. Canals. Murano glass. Giacomo Casanova. But perhaps some of the most evocative images come from the masked Carnival celebrations every spring. And although the origins of the Venetian mask are shrouded in mystery, the purpose is … Continue reading

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