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VENETIA 1600. Births & rebirths at Doge’s Palace in Venice

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VENETIA 1600. Births & rebirths     I have been wanting to write about this incredibile new exhibition in Venice for months.  Precisely since I was so lucky to preview it practically on my own (apart from a friend and a handful of people) last September, the day before the official opening date! It was a such an emotional ...

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Christmas Gifts Guide from Venice 2021

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My Christmas Gifts Guide from Venice 2021     Thanksgiving, the American symbolic start to the holiday shopping season, was only few days ago and it is that time of the year again: the time to think about Christmas presents! Are you like me? Hating to have to run around like a mad person in the rush of last minute ...

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The Perfect Aperol Spritz in Venice? At Terrazza Aperol

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Time for an aperitif in Venice at Terrazza Aperol Have you ever heard of the opening of a new place but you are not sure you want to go there, because maybe you have some preconceptions about what it should be like? OK, that was me a few weeks ago, when I was asked by 2nightvenezia to ...

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Eat with your feet in the sand at the Lido in Venice

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  Something special happens when bare feet touch the sand, when the eyes rest on the water and the lungs breathe sea air: there is something unique in the smell of iodine, in the play of light and wind on the water and in the sound of the waves of the sea. Nineteenth-century doctors knew this well ...

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In Auronzo a simple walk along the banks of Lake Santa Caterina

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Maybe the truth depends on a walk around a lake. (Wallace Stevens)   Auronzo di Cadore and its lake in the Dolomites   A lake with incredible colours and green expanses surrounded by the Dolomites: this is what you will experience in this incredible area in the province of Belluno in the Veneto Region.     If you are a mountain lover in ...

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Zanze XVI: the spices are back in Venice

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Incredible food experience in Venice     UPDATE: AS OF NOVEMBER 2021, ZANZE XVI HAS BEEN AWARDED ONE MICHELIN STAR. In 2008 I opened this blog on Venice and I also started getting involved in talking about Venetian food and where to best experience it. This came after meeting many people who were so disappointed after their visit to the ...

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