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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 original Venetian Stores

    You’ve finally arrived in Venice. Exactly: it’s just as you imagined.  The city on water continues to be a surprise, every corner gives a new emotion to feel. It’s natural, even if you’ve just recently arrived, you are already thinking about the nostalgia you’ll have for the island when leaving. The remedy? Visit some of the best shops to purchase items to remember your Venetian stay.  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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    Find out what the Venetian Arsenal hides

    The Venetian Arsenal is one of the most incredible wonders of the city.  Its history is particular: for centuries it was the Republic’s focal power, the shipyard of the city, where all ship parts were assembled and built to dominate the Mediterranean Sea. It was a city within a city that during the golden years had thousands of workers.  Continue reading

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    Top 10 Best Venetian cicchetti (and where to eat them)

    Where to eat in Venice? But most importantly, what to eat? These are frequently asked questions, so don’t worry. There are those who love to immerse themselves in the traditional cuisine, those who look for a more international cuisine, those who prefer full course meals in elegant restaurants, and well those who don’t have the time to sit down because the city is too beautiful and deserves exploring in depth. If it is your habit to eat something quick, but savory, that is both traditional and made with territorial ingredients, bacari (typical Venetian bars) and cicchetti (venetian snacks) are just for you. Here are some suggestions on where to taste a few Venetian delicacies.

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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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    The Zattere: A Venetian Stroll at Sunset

    What is better, possibly at spring, than a serene and romantic stroll during sunset? Especially when the view includes magnificent Venetian architecture, the island of Giudecca with two of the most beautiful churches – Redentore and San Giorgio – with Palladian facades. Let’s not forget the glorified finale of facing the San Marco Basin. So without a doubt: having a walk on the Zattere is good for your eyes and soul. Continue reading

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    Strada Nova: for Rialto go straight

    In Venice there are no streets, like there are no vias, and no piazzas. Well actually, the city on water doesn’t let contradiction stop it, with each rule there is one exception. The lagoon has by exception one piazza (San Marco), one Via (Garibaldi) and one street, Strada Nova. Continue reading