Like a local: Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Like a local: Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Murano glass is one of the most precious traditions and treasure of Venice, and, just like Venetians themselves, the artisans who make these glassware masterpieces are proud, passionate artists. Simone Rossetto on the island of Murano is one of them. Along with members of his family, Simone is one of...

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How to make Venetian frittelle at home (and where to get them in Venice)

How to make Venetian frittelle at home (and where to get them in Venice)

The annual Venetian Carnival is known for a lot of things, like the gorgeous masks you’ll see around town and the fun parties along the Grand Canal. But for the locals of Venice, it also means something very, very important: frittelle time! Frittelle are sugary treats that are only available...

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Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Did you know that when Carnival (or Carnevale) was held during Venice’s Golden Age (about the 18th century), it was much longer than the few weeks it lasts today? Or do you know the significance of the “Plague Doctor” mask? No? Well, if you step into Giancarlo Tamburini’s shop, he’ll tell you...

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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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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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