Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Food, as you probably know, is something Italians take very seriously — especially when it comes to Christmas desserts. So, instead of talking about birds and stuffing and seafood, let’s dig straight into the last course, where a very rich variety of Christmas cakes are good for all flavours and tastes! In Italy,...

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How to make spiced wine… Venetian-style

How to make spiced wine… Venetian-style

Okay, so you could say that spiced wine is the same no matter where it’s made. Take some wine, some fruit, some spices, and drink up, right? Well, not exactly. The traditional winter drink can be found throughout Europe and beyond (North and South America have variations as well), but...

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Living local in tourist-packed Venice

Living local in tourist-packed Venice

“Excuse me, can you tell me where is the bridge?” a tourist asked me the other day. “Of course…” I said, a little perplexed. As is often the case in Venice, you could see several bridges from where we were standing. “Do you mean Rialto?” I tried to narrow it...

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The best vegetarian restaurants in Venice

The best vegetarian restaurants in Venice

Yes, Venetians are skilled fishermen and most of the city’s typical dishes consist of fish or meat. But trust me, there are plenty of places where you can eat as a vegetarian or vegan in Venice — and that will still make your tastebuds go crazy! Here are our favourite...

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Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Here in Venice, we like to keep traditions alive — and what better way to do so than by celebrating and partying with friends and family! If you want to celebrate like the locals do, be sure to mark these festivals in your calendar for a summer visit to Venice....

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The best places to grab a coffee in Venice

The best places to grab a coffee in Venice

Venetians know a lot about a lot of things — how to dress effortlessly stylish, the importance of a good aperitivo, how to navigate the canal system… and, of course, how to make the perfect cup of coffee. We can promise you you’ll drink a lot of espresso while you’re...

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Vintage Shopping in Venice

Vintage Shopping in Venice

Venice is a shopper’s paradise, and if you know where to go, you can nab some pretty incredible vintage finds too. Here are our top four picks for shoes, accessories, jewelry, and clothes. Just try and resist! 1. L’Armadio di Coco (Coco’s wardrobe) is a family business run by Arianna and...

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Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Elegant and mysterious, Carnevale in Venice is a magical time when the city is transformed into a living theatre full of masked figures. We wouldn’t want to meet this masked character in a darkened alley, but in the light of day, his presence brings welcome drama to an ordinary day in...

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Photo of the week: #LocalsKnow the canals of Venice

Photo of the week: #LocalsKnow the canals of Venice

As you know, we’re kind of obsessed with local travel – especially seeing a local side of a “touristy city”. That’s why we’re challenging you to find out what locals know as you travel the world. And while you’re at it, share your best local adventures with the hashtag #localsknow...

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Photo of the week: For the love of Venice

Photo of the week: For the love of Venice

Ah Venice – you just can’t take a bad photo! That’s probably why tourists flock there all year round of a taste of canal life. When you’re battling the crowds in St. Mark’s Square, it can be hard to imagine a peaceful moment alone to appreciate its splendour  – but have no...

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