Venice & Veneto

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, the Facade of St. Mark’s Basilica is Scaffold-Free

With so many ancient structures in need of constant upkeep, Italy is no stranger to scaffolding. Venice's St. Mark's Basilica,…

3 years ago

How to Avoid Tourists in Venice

It’s the conundrum that many travelers face: how to be a tourist but avoid other tourists. In a place like…

4 years ago

Classical Sculptures in Miniature Form at New Venice Exhibit

If you're in Venice for the Biennale, consider stopping by Fondazione Prada's "Portable Classic" exhibit, which features mini models of…

4 years ago

Visions of Veronese Green in Venice

When you are the parent of young kids, you often find unusual things in your pockets. After a while, you…

4 years ago

Veneto Spa Hotel Has the World’s Deepest Thermal Pool

About half an hour by train from Venice and even closer to Padua is Hotel Millepini Terme, a spa hotel that…

5 years ago

Venice Hosts Biggest Leonardo da Vinci Show in 30 years

The exhibit "Leonardo da Vinci, The Universal Man" will be at Venice's Accademia, which owns 30 Leonardo works. It will…

6 years ago

Rooted in Italy: The World’s First Botanical Gardens

It has been said (too many times) that all roads lead to Rome. But did you know that you could…

7 years ago

On Being Lost in Italy

The footsteps behind us were worrisome. With each step that landed on the worn, slightly slick cobblestones, an equal but…

8 years ago

How Does Venice Work?

http://player.vimeo.com/video/21688538 Although Venice has been sinking into the Adriatic sea for centuries, visitors, as well as many residents, pay little…

8 years ago

Venice’s Elite Beaches No Longer Off Limits

As of today, the elite Lido di Venezia, the summer playground of the Lion City's elite since the 1900s, will…

8 years ago

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