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Venice Travel Articles

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How can you even begin to introduce a place such as Venice or Venezia? Words don't do it justice and it is impossible to compare it to other places because nothing else on Earth compares. Perhaps it is time to invoke a famous writer or two to explain the meaning of La Serenissima. Mary Shelley wrote, "There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden."  Erica Jong wrote of Venice, "It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone."

The following articles are free for all readers to access:

Insider's Advice for Christmas in Venice and New Year's Eve in Venice
Venice Travel Videos
Tour Venice in a New Way with Venice Kayak
Art Classes in Italy: Study at a Mosaics Workshop in Venice
Which Venice Museums Are Open on Mondays
Italy Events Calendar: What's Happening in Italy in 2011


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Sleuthing for Art in Venice - Part 1 (Sept. 2011)
Just how much art can you see in one vacation in Venice? Our writer plots her art hunt through Venice's churches and museums to its most beguiling treasures. (Part 1) . . . read more
Sleuthing for Art in Venice - Part 2 (Sept. 2011)
Just how much art can you see in one vacation in Venice? Our writer plots her art hunt through Venice's churches and museums to its most beguiling treasures. (Part 2) . . . read more
Planning an Art Tour of Venice (Sept. 2011)
Details on the Venice Choral Pass, Venice Connected Cards, walking tours of Venice's art and artisans and artful hotels in Venice. . . . read more
Exploring Italy's Po Valley on A Hotel Barge (July/August 2011)
On our route from Mantua to Venice, we visited several provincial cities with ancient roots, plus a winery, markets and a villa. The boat was accompanied by a minibus and a guide, who transported us to sites along the way. Half a day was sightseeing, and the other half was relaxing on the boat . . . read more
Venice: An Apartment Rental with A View - With Video (Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011)
I could hear it before I could see it. Notes of O Sole Mio rang out from a gondolier as passed just feet from the bedroom window, passing through the sitting room window and turning the corner and passing through the other sitting room window. Soon more gondolas passed and I felt as if I were part of a movie. It takes a lot to NOT want to leave your accommodations while visiting Venice but in my few days, I often felt that way. . . . read more
Experience Venice Through a Photo Tour (September 2009)
Whether you have a point-and-shoot camera or you're an advanced photographer, see Venice in a new way with a photography tour that reveals the best places for photos of Venice and tips to make your shots shine. . . . read more
Art Classes in Italy: Mask-Making Workshop in Venice (April 2009)
Burned out on museums? Do something hands-on and learn to make Carnevale masks in Venice! . . . read more
City of Venice Unveils New Booking Web Site (February 2009)
The city of Venice this month launched a new Web site offering visitors discounted rates for booking their museum and transportation passes and the like before arriving in Venice. . . . read more
A Bargain Lunch Restaurant in Venice (February 2009)
Try to find a bargain meal in Venice near St.Mark's Basilica and you have an impossible task at hand. Well, it may have gotten a bit easier with a unique new restaurant that opened this month. . . . read more
Venice Hotels: Four of Our New Favorites in Venice (Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009)
When you want to stay close enough to Piazza San Marco to be close to the action but want to avoid touristy hotels, one of these four establishments might be just what you are seeking. . . . read more
Take a Walk on the Gourmet Side of Venezia with a Culinary Tour of Venice (October 2007)
Venice has a rich and flavorful past, one that can be explored by through history, art and architecture and through one unique Venice tour guide, through food. . . . read more
What's Old is New Again: Site Openings, Reopenings (June 2007)
What's Old is New Again: Site Openings, Reopenings Sicily One of S . . . read more
Noteworthy Italy Hotel Openings (April 2007)
Check out these new digs in Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice, Puglia, Sicily and Tuscany. Lots of new Italy hotels are opening! . . . read more
Family Travel: Take the Kids to Italy (February 2007 - Updated 2010)
Just married, we set off on a second, impromptu honeymoon for a bike tour of Italy. Just the two of . . . read more
Bye-Bye Birdies? Banishing Pigeons from St. Mark's Square in Venice(February 2007)
Venetian officials have announced a new effort to rid St. Mark's Square of its famous pigeons. . . . read more
Lineadombra: Organic Venetian Cuisine(September 2006)
Looking for fresh, delicious organic cuisines in Venice. Try Lineadombra in the Dorsoduro quarter. . . . read more
Restaurant Roundup: Rome, Venice, Turin (June 2006)
Reviews of restaurants in Rome, Turin and Venice. . . . read more
All Aboard! Rome to Venice on the Orient-Express (Updated 2010)
While the London-Paris-Venice route is the train's most famous itinerary, few people realize it is possible to ride the Orient-Express within Italy itself, between Venice and Rome, and vice versa. . . . read more
Venetian Enchantment Resides at Ca Maria Adele (December 2005)
Brothers Alessio and Nicola Campa searched for five years to find the ideal location . . . read more
News, Tips, Deals and Events (December 2005)
Florence's Ferragamo Museum Celebrates the Art of Shoes Let me start with a disclosu . . . read more
December 2005/January 2006
In this issue, you can ride aboard the Orient-Express, visit one of Venice's best boutique hotels, celebrate shoes at Florence's Ferragamo Museum and nosh at a Florentine grastonomia aka deli. . . . read more
The Dream Interview: John Berendt on Venice (October 2005)
John Berendt wrote about Savannah for "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Now he takes on Venice in "City of Falling Angels." . . . read more
New Italy Hotels on the Horizon (October 2005)
There's new hotels on the horizon in Florence, Venice, Rome, Capri and Rimini. . . . read more
May 2005 - Special Report: Venice
Our special report on Venice gives you Part II of Linda Burbank's Venice tale; our listing of Venice hotels that will accommodate everyone; Venice restaurants that are offering something different; plus Il Ballo del Doge, Venice's new airport link, and free internet at a Convent. . . . read more
Making a Venetian Dream Come True (February 2005)
Part One of Linda Burbank's report giving the details of her dream life as an expat in the winter wonderland of Venice. . . . read more
Venice Hotels: Something for Everyone (May 2005 - Special Report: Venice)
Our handpicked selection of hotels, ranging in price, style, and location. . . . read more
Reflections on a Season in Venice (May 2005)
Part two of Linda Burbank's tale of her sabbatical in Venice. . . . read more
Rustic Meets Hip at These Venice Restaurants (May 2005 - Special Report: Venice)
Two restaurants that offer something different - a taste of Puglia up north and a twist on Venice tradition. . . . read more
Blog This(May 2005 - Special Report: Venice)
Want to keep up with what's happening in Venice? Check out these quirky and thoughtful blogs. . . . read more
Free Internet Access at Thousand Year Old Convent (May 2005 -- Special Report: Venice)
Get modern and surf the web in a thousand year old convent in Venice. . . . read more
Pizza With a Priceless View (May 2005 -- Special Report: Venice)
Enjoy good pizza and a great view at this Venetian pizzeria. . . . read more
AIRPORT LINK Offers Cheaper, Faster Transportation Option (May 2005 -- Special Report: Venice)
Airport Link offers transportation from Venice's Marco Polo airport to the city center and saves you time and some serious coin. . . . read more
IL BALLO DEL DOGE: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience (May 2005 -- Special Report: Venice)
Don 18th or 19th century garb, step into a gondola to journey across Venice's Grand Canal, dine on local delicacies, and dance until dawn at this Venetian extravaganza. . . . read more
A Picture Tells The Story... (March 2005)
These revelers at this year's Carnevale celebration in Venice called attention to Italy's smoking ban which went into effect January 10, 2005. . . . read more
A Concierge's Venice (January/February 2003)
Pasticceria Marchini is a bakery where they not only bake, they make their own chocolate, r . . . read more
And Restorations on the Art Front... (October 2004)
Works of art from frescoes to palaces to Giotto's best panel work have been renovated and are ready again for your viewing pleasure. . . . read more
Opera Houses Unveil Makeovers (October 2004)
Two of the grande dames of Italian theater, La Fenice and La Scala, have received face-lifts recently. . . . read more
An Escape to Blissful Island of Burano in Venice (April 2004)
The lace-making island across the lagoon from Venice offers a relaxing break from tourist-filled streets. . . . read more
Leading Hotel Properties Offering Dollar Guarantee: (April 2004)
Leading Hotel Properties Offering Dollar Guarantee . . . read more
Get Your Sports Fix, Italian Style: Cycling, Running, Walking and Golfing in Italy
Some ideas to get you on your way to biking, running, golfing, hiking or walking your way through Italy. . . . read more
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