Tag Archives: Venice

What’s On in Italy in July

Summer and Italy, two of my favourite words! Add in a festival or two and you’ve got a trip that is close to perfection! And boy does Italy know how to do a festival! In fact there’s so much to … 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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What’s On in Italy in May

What’s on in Italy in May – Part 1 As the weather in Europe continues to flip flop between snow and sunshine it’s hard to believe it’s May already! And I hope you’re ready, because May is packed with art, regattas, … Continue reading

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Top 8 locations for Shakespeare in Italy

Over the years scholars and literature students have debated many things about the English playwright William Shakespeare. Who was he? Did he write all his plays? Did he ever travel to Italy? And if he didn’t, how come he knew … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Good Luck in Italian

Italians are a superstitious lot. Many carry lucky charms or touch iron to ward off bad luck (touching wood in Italy will get you nowhere by the way!) Whilst others faithfully follow their horoscopes or call on the saints to … Continue reading

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What are pietre d’inciampo and why we should care?

If you walk along the Lungotevere riverside in Rome, or Via Carlo Alberto in Turin or through the Cannaregio district in Venice you may spot something glinting on the pavement. A little brass cobblestone or plaque set into the concrete outside … Continue reading

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