Tag Archives: Venice

Visiting St. Mark’s Basilica at Night

reflection of st marks basilica in acqua alta at night

There is nowhere like Venice which means, by definition, there is nowhere like San Marco – the very heart of the city of canals. St. Mark’s Square is easily the most visited part of the city so you will be in A LOT of company if visit. However, visiting St. Marks at night is an […]

How to Skip the Line at St. Mark’s Basilica

St mark's basilica in venice with a blue sky

Venice is the Italian city that is having the toughest battle with over-tourism. The small city of canals can be overrun with groups who arrive for the day and flock to the main square. The number one sight to see? Piazza San Marco. So, if you want to get inside Venice’s most famous church, it […]

Best Rooftop in Venice: T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Fondaco dei Tedeschi rooftop terrace in Venice

I am a big fan of rooftop bars in Rome, so I was on a mission to find a great rooftop in Venice on our recent trip. The city has a well-deserved reputation for being touristy, but it is such a unique destination with its canals and waterside palazzi that I can never resist a […]

Eating Cicchetti in Venice

I was just going to have one soft shell fried crab, and then we were going to go to dinner. Then I was just going to have another one, I mean, since we were still there and a table had opened up next to the bar. Then I might as well try the frittata with […]

Day Trip from Venice to Murano

You could easily spend a lifetime on the small alleyways and back canals of Venice. But it would be a shame not to explore slightly farther afield, across the lagoon. On our last trip to Venice, we finally made it to Murano for the day. And to be honest, we didn’t need allllll day.  We […]