SPENDING THE WINTER HOLIDAYS IN VENICE

Spending The Winter Holidays In Venice  Seldom is Venice’ appellation La Serenissima more appropriate than in winter. Mist shrouds the lagoon and its main island, cloaking gondoliers and boatsmen who emerge from out of nowhere as if floating through a fog. By night, Venice’s walkways and bridges are empty, eerie – completely silent were it …

ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND VENICE

Ernest Hemingway And Venice   Short, potent sentences, heavy drinking, revolutionary war writing, severe mood swings, avant-garde intellect, scandalous flirtations, and an adventurous spirit are all associated with the iconic American writer, Ernest Hemingway, but what about Il Bel Paese? From the moment he first stepped into Italia during World War I, ‘The Beautiful Country’ …

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRANSPORT IN VENICE

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRANSPORT IN VENICE   People worldwide dream of wandering among the astounding Gothic architecture and impressive network of canals full of boat traffic in ‘Venezia’. Today, Venice shines with the majestic beauty and intrigue of a place with a once thriving trade economy and radiant culture from an almost forgotten era. …

HOW TO VISIT VENICE ON A BUDGET

How to Visit Venice on a Budget Even one of Italy’s top and most captivating tourist destinations, like ‘Venezia,’ also known as Venice, can be visited without overspending. Budget conscious travelers can easily enjoy the wonders of this serene city without missing out on Venice’s enthralling essence or main sights. Every visitor will enter a …

THE MANY COLORFUL PERSONAS OF VENICE’S GIACOMO CASANOVA

The Many Colorful Personas Of Venice’s Giacomo Casanova Giovanni Giacomo Casanova Italian Adventurer Born ‘Giacomo Girolamo Casanova’ in 1725, when Italy’s Republic of Venice reigned, Casanova’s notorious legacy has lived on for centuries. As a young man living in Paris, he changed his name to ‘Jacques Casanova de Seingalt,’ which better fit his bold spirit …

VENICE BY BOAT: SPENDING A SERENE DAY OUT ON THE WATER

  Venice By Boat: Spending A Serene Day Out On The Water Wandering Venice’s side streets; promenading its Grand Canal; losing yourself, often rather literally, as you try to navigate its historical centre—everyone visiting Venice should set aside both time and itineraries to explore La Serenissima at their leisure. On dry land is perfectly fine, …

NAVIGATING VENICE’S MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Navigating Venice’s Modern And Contemporary Art Dazzling, timeless, and wonderfully entwined with the sea, Venice has been admired worldwide as a prominent center for art and aesthetics for centuries. Artists of all kinds are captivated by Venice’s deep-rooted and seemingly everlasting beauty, as well as drawn by the many esteemed art museums, galleries, and collections …

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN VENICE

Off the Beaten Track: The Best Things to Do in Venice Known famously and fondly as the “Floating City”, for centuries Venice functioned as the financial gateway between the East and the West. From the banks of its canals and mudflats stretched a sprawling empire whose territory spanned from Cyprus and the southern Peloponnese right …