The Gondolier’s House, Venice

Delight in the details of Venice. Original photographic print on premium matte paper. • Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/y²) • 0.26 mm (10.3 mil) thick • Black and white frame made from semi-hardwood alder • Oak frame made from solid oak • Acrylite front protector • Hanging hardware included • 21 × 30cm posters … Read more

How Venice Invented the World

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.

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Gondola Rialto Bridge

Venice is one of the most evocative and unforgettable cities in the world. Famous for its canals, bridges, gondolas, and hidden alleys, the city was the seat of the Venetian Republic for 1,000 years. Venice’s role as the capital of a maritime republic and as one of the most significant ports in the Mediterranean meant … Read more

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 bring together 27 other Leonardo masterpieces from various European museums such as the Uffizi, the National Gallery of Parma, the British Museum, and the Louvre. The iconic “Vetruvian Man” will be one of many highlights. … Read more

How Does Venice Work?

Acqua alta in Venice

Although Venice has been sinking into the Adriatic sea for centuries, visitors, as well as many residents, pay little mind to this fact other than keeping close watch on the acqua alta forecasts. Few of the millions of people that tread on Venice’s cobblestones and stroll over its storied canals know how the city manages to … Read more

Venice’s Elite Beaches No Longer Off Limits

As of today, the Lido di Venezia, the summer playground of the Lion City’s elite since the 1900s, will be open to all who wish to visit its shores. In what is being called a “mini-revolution,” Venice’s Mayor Giorgio Orsoni has signed an ordinance that requires that the exclusive, cabana-lined beaches of the Lido be … Read more

Happy Birthday, Venice!

I just learned that today is Venice’s 1,588th birthday, according to blogger and Venice Kayak businessman René Seindal. Here’s a nice, brief history lesson: Dear Venice, happy 1588th birthday – René Seindal.

Regata delle Befane, Venice

Regata delle Befana, Venice

Venice commemorates the last day of the Christmas season – Epiphany – with the Regata delle Befana, a boat race through the lagoon.

What to Pack for a Trip to Italy

Packing for Italy and not sure where to start? Let me help. I’ve traveled all over Italy in every season—alone, with my family, as part of a tour group, and while doing research for some of the guidebooks I have written. During these trips, I have taken notes on what worked and what didn’t, from … Read more

The 20 Regions of Italy

Italy is made up of 20 regions, each with its own history, flavors, customs, and local dialects. Some regions, like Tuscany and Sicily, are well-known as travel destinations, while others like Lazio, Lombardy, and Piemonte, are overshadowed by their capitals Rome, Milan, and Turin. It’s worthwhile to educate yourself about the regions of Italy before … Read more