Venice Plans to Charge Fee to Enter the City

Venice is the Italian city that struggles the most with over-tourism. To balance out the strain that tourism puts on city service, Venice will charge a fee to visit the city for the day. Tourists do bring money into the city by purchasing meals and souvenirs, but overall, the number…

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Burano Lace Museum

Now known for colorful houses, Burano was once famous for the lace now found in the Venice Lace Museum

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Specialty Coffee in Venice at Caffe del Doge

Where to find specialty coffee in Venice

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Festa di San Martino: 11 November in Venice, Italy

Celebrate the traditional 11 November holiday in Venice with a San Martino cookie and parade of children banging pots and pans.

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Best Rooftop in Venice: T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

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…

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Quotes About Venice

I really cannot get enough of Venice – it is one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the world. (And only a 4 hour train ride from Rome so we keep coming back). But, you don’t have to take my word for it- instead you can check out…

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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…

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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…

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