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Three Unusual Activities Within Two Hours of Venice

Veneto (Italy’s 8th largest region) is well-known for its history, landscapes, beautiful cities and towns, and also for the Prosecco hills in the Valdobbiadene area, which recently became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This area is located at the bottom of the Dolomites Alps and offers great views, … Read More

The Best Wineries of Veneto & Friuli

Italy’s famous wine regions, like Tuscany and Piemonte, are mostly known for their red wines. In fact, some of the country’s best whites come from two regions that aren’t so synonymous with wine, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. As I’m from the Venice area myself, and keen on wine and visiting wineries, … Read More

Venice, Italy - 01/04/2017: Gondola yard Squero di San Trovaso on sunny day

Venice’s Secret Spots

We are often asked about special places that only locals tend to know. This is especially true in some of our most famous destinations. As an example of the hidden spaces that our local staff know and love, here are some of Venice’s secret spots. Ponte Chiodo Mercifully far less … Read More

Zagreb's Croatian National Theater

Keep Your Heart Rate Up: Our Favorite Jogging Spots (Part II)

From stately villas and their parks in Rome to Croatian seaside promenades and parks littered with ponds and monuments in Ljubljana and Tirana, we asked our staff in Italy and along the Adriatic for their favorite jogging spots, which we present to you here. For our favorite places to go … Read More

Venetian view

Six Scenic Venetian Views

Venice is infamous for its crowds, which make getting the perfect shot difficult. So rise up and enjoy views of the city unencumbered by large tour groups and influencers taking selfies. Or wander to some lesser known areas popular with locals for their atmosphere and views. Fondaco dei Tedeschi Founded … Read More

Piazza della Signoria

Italy in the Rain

It’s not always sunny in Italy. We asked our local staff in Rome and Venice for some suggestions for things to do when it rains in Italy’s top 3 destinations: Rome, Florence & Venice

The aerial tramway to Turtle Lake from Vake Park

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part II, Everywhere Else!)

From renaissance villas to isolated islands to a lake accessible by cablecar and a park home to some of the largest statues and monasteries in Europe, we can help you find some of the most scenic and memorable picnic spots, from Rome to Tallinn to Tbilisi. We asked out local … Read More

Gourmet tiramisu cooking class

Rome and Venice for Kids

Legendary for their history, beauty, and sheer variety, Rome and Venice are our most visited Italian destinations. Fortunately, these cities are more than just museums and churches. We asked our staff in both cities, Giorgia in Rome and Elisa in Venice, for their favorite recommendations for guests with kids. Going … Read More

Your Reading List for Venice

This week we continue our books for travel blog series with the legendary city of Venice! One of the highlights of Italy, Venice is a place with unmistakeable romantic charm. It’s a truly unique destination unlike any other. There are more than 100 islands in the Venetian lagoon that make … Read More

The A-Z of Driving in Italy

After six months living in Italy and traveling from the top to the bottom and back again, I think I can safely say I’ve seen it all when it comes to the Italian way of driving. Italy’s North – South Divide First of all, it’s fair to say that the … Read More

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