Italy: what to do & to see

Information and tips on what to do and what to see off the beaten path in Italy! With a Venetian point of views! ;)

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


Thursday, August 26, 2021

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


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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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Walking with Othello in Venice


Monday, August 16, 2021

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. (Iago, Act 3 Scene 3)   [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/VID_20210801_121028.mp4"]   Walking with Othello in Venice "Why are you mentioning Shakespeare, Monica?" - you might be asking.     Simple: because the Shakespeare tour walks, organized by OnView Experiences, are back on in Venice and , after, ...

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Castelbrando: a step back into history in Veneto Hills


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Castelbrando, a real castle in Veneto     A timeless beauty, between nature, history and culture, CastelBrando, located in the heart of the Prosecco hills, between Venice and the Dolomites, a fascinating blend of eras and styles, is one of the largest and oldest castles in Europe. A castle on a mountain that does not go unnoticed. It rises on ...

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A small jewel of medieval art: the Abbey of Pomposa


Monday, August 2, 2021

Pomposa Abbey in Emilia Romagna         Imagine a landscape of low, deserted lands, interspersed with expanses of water only apparently stagnant, but in reality quivering with life. Now imagine a dense network of canals and rivers with a slow and peaceful course. Watercourses always ready to become protagonists of terrible events and ready to return the laboriously reclaimed ...

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A New dining Experience in the Land of Prosecco


Monday, July 5, 2021

A New dining Experience in the Land of Prosecco     Italy is slowly opening its doors to you again! Masks off if you stay in the open air, more and more vaccinated people: life is getting back to some kind of normality! And as summer moves along, I also am getting slowly back to live my life just ...

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