Many of the conventions that we accept as “normal” today were originally invented in Venice. A new book takes us on a journey through Venetian thought and innovation.
Prato della Valle measures 90,000 sq meters, making it not only the largest square in Italy but one of the largest in Europe.
With so many ancient structures in need of constant upkeep, Italy is no stranger to scaffolding. Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica, in particular, is known for constantly being under repair.
It’s the conundrum that many travelers to Venice face: how to be a tourist but avoid other tourists.
Veronese Green is named after Verona-born painter Paolo Caliari, also known as Veronese. I used the color to guide me on my travels in Venice.
About half an hour by train from Venice and even closer to Padua is Hotel Millepini Terme, a spa hotel that has the Guinness World Record for the world’s deepest thermal pool. The Y-40 The Deep Joy is 137-feet deep (40 meters) at its deepest, with four underwater grottos along the way. There’s a viewing tunnel at…