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Slow Venice on a Boat with Classic Boats Venice


Classic Boats Venice: enjoy the lagoon     Taking a trip on the Venetian lagoon by boat is one of the most fun and exciting experiences you can have when visiting Venice. Exploring a city so linked to water on a boat and with local people is probably the best way to discover this unique environment in Italy. I ...

Meeting a Bead maker in Venice


Meeting a “Perlera” Bead maker in Venice     Bead maker in Venice: in Venice, artisan craftsmanship has always been a central axis of its trading markets; so much so that the toponomy of some alleys (calle) and squares (campo) derives from ancient crafts - just think of Calle dei Botèri, Saonéri, Tentor, Dei Fabri and how many confraternities ...



THE VENICE CARNIVAL 2020 Venice Carnival 2020: here we go again -  it is time to get all dressed up, grab some confetti and run like crazy around the small alleway of Venice!     The Venice Carnival is one of the most anticipated events of the Italian Carnival period. It will start with the "Festa Veneziana sull’Acqua" on Saturday ...

Acqua Alta in Venice – Marisa speaks!


Since Tuesday 12th November 2019, the mood in Venice is sad and gloomy! People are trying to pick up the pieces: cleaning up, counting the damages and trying to understand how to get back on their feet!   Ph by Marisa Convento But the water keeps coming. The high exceptional high tides do not stop! In the meantime people ...

A Perfect Day in Murano – Slow Venice


Visiting Murano   The other day my friend Venice-Addicted Stephen Killick (see his post on his love for Venice), seeing my exploit at trying to make a Venetian Glass bead in Murano with Alessia Fuga, admitted he had never visited Murano, being put off by the hustlers in San Marco, who try to get you on one ...

What can we do to fight Over Tourism?


Murano - August 2019 It is just after lunch. The streets of the island are empty, the tourists try to keep in the shade, looking to find some relief from the stifling Summer Venetian heat, sipping a drink in one of the bars and restaurants of Murano.   Murano - August 2019 The heavy shutter doors of Alessia ...

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