by Elizabeth Heath | Fri, 02/11/2022 - 03:13
When it’s Carnevale season in Italy, all eyes turn northward to Venice. La Serenissima is theatrical even on a ho-hum day – and at the height of Italy’s Mardi…
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:55
Visitors to Venice cannot help but wander around admiring the facades of endless palazzi, perhaps wondering what they are like on the inside. The Biennale…
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:42
Like many seasoned travellers to Venice, we were frustrated. Keen to escape the Disneyland that Venice has become, we consulted a map showing islands not…
Food & Drink
by Anna Lebedeva | Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:39
Venice is notorious for overpriced restaurants, bland tourist menus and poor customer service. The daily crowds of visitors, over 60,000 of them daily,…
by rebeccawinke | Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:30
There is nothing more iconic in Venice than the sleek black gondola, steered by the standing gondoliere decked out in his (or, since 2010, her) black and white…
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:53
Mariano Fortuny was a true uomo universale: a painter, photographer, fashion designer, and inventor of stage lighting and the dimmer switch. If you visit his…
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:36
It’s impossible to say how long I have been visiting Venice: 25 years, perhaps. And yet… there’s always something new to discover; some faded campo with pots…
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:34
It wasn’t until I was on the train to Venice that I remembered I ought to have checked about floods in La Serenissima, something which is likely in autumn.…
by Myra Robinson | Wed, 09/09/2015 - 06:02
Photo credit: The 2015 summer season is almost over, and Venice is still packed, as it is every other year, with the usual polluting…
by Georgette Jupe | Fri, 09/04/2015 - 09:26