Category Archives: Pellestrina

  • Slow Venice: built for man

    Venice is a city built for man, if there is such a thing in this world. But being also an island, there is no doubt that its element is a liquid one.  For centuries Venetians have lived a unique relationship with water, the lagoon and sea.  The water is a source of food, barricade against enemies and via for communicating. The water is part of Venice’s DNA and those who live there.  Continue reading

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    5 Things to do to get to know the real Venice

    Vacationing in Venice isn’t enough to get to know the heart and soul of the city. It’s a bit of a Venetian philosophy: Venice is a secretive city that should be revealed a little bit at a time. Here are some suggestions to start off on the right foot and explore the long love story of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Continue reading

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    What are the Regate in Venice

    You can’t take away Venice’s traditions. During the centuries, Venice has tried to remain authentic, in spite of it all. Today it still offers some collective rituals that help relive the traditions of the Serenissima Republic or just simply help the few Venetian habitants enjoy the marvelous island. The Venetian Regattas are one of these traditions.  Continue reading

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    What to eat in Venice during Carnival

    During Carnival every trick counts. That’s what’s said around these parts. But in reality when you talk about food and sweets in Venice and in Italy you don’t joke at all. Every party (and every region) – even during different periods of the year – has its typical plates and carnival is no exception.  Continue reading

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    The Dream Parties of The Venetian Carnival 2016

    You can say a lot of things about Venetians but one thing you can’t say is that they don’t know how to have fun. And the Venetian Carnival is the perfect occasion.  The parties organized in historical palaces throughout the city during this period are really famous and the hunt for an invite has become even more difficult to get.  Continue reading

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    What is High Water in Venice?

    Acqua Alta or High Water: Venice comes straight to mind.  But what is it in reality? When does it happen? What are the causes? And most importantly what should we do when it happens? Here is some information that can be useful so that you aren’t left “soaking” during your Venetian stay.    Continue reading

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    Everything you would have liked to know about Venice…

    … and you never dared asking

    Venice is so unique that even the most predictable questions aren’t so banal. Maybe we are little bias, but at least once in your life, you should visit Venice. You may have seen thousands of pictures, hundreds of videos and dozens of movies about Venice, but taking in its energy first-hand is another thing. So then for those who have only seen it from “outside” some of these questions aren’t so obvious. Here is some info to clear up some of your doubts or questions that might come to mind before visiting Venice.  Continue reading

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    6 Tricks to avoid getting lost in Venice

    Even if getting lost in Venice could seem like a good idea (and sometimes we suggest this) often it can result disorienting with the alleys and campielli. So when you are looking for something specific like a palace or museum you can easily find yourself off-route.  But with a few steps to follow you’ll see its possible not to get lost in Venice.  Continue reading

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    Spritz in Venice: how to drink one?

    Did you know that drinking a spritz can be considered a rebellious act? Well, more or less. The aperitif Spritz is a Venetian must: take everything away from them but not their spritz. Often the drinks origins are confused with legends so much that in many cities in and out of  the Veneto region claim to be the birthplace. Continue reading

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    How to not look like a tourist in Venice

    Every year more that 24 million tourists arrive in Venice. That isn’t a few. And if you don’t want to feel like your part of the masses, there are certainly some tricks to adopt to not seem like a tourist in Venice (apart from booking a nice apartment in Venice instead of an anonymous hotel) and enjoy the satisfying and memorable “slow” vacation.  Continue reading

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    The best traditional Venetian dishes

    You can say a lot about Venetians, but you can’t say that don’t love to eat and drink well. They may not be gourmand recipes – in fact often the ingredients are of a poor nature – but the satisfaction in tasting the most exquisite traditional Venetian plates is guaranteed. We’ve seen how to choose the best restaurants in Venice and some of the best cicchetti, so here then are couple suggestions in ordering the best meals in restaurants, especially if you want to experience the city’s culinary atmosphere.  Continue reading

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    How to Visit Venice stress free

    How beautiful is Venice? Well, a lot, no doubt. You have to visit it at least once in your life. And the time that you do, it shouldn’t be stressful it should be a perfect vacation in a unique reality. The first step to doing so is to think of the city as a living entity, and not just an open museum.  Continue reading

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