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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 ...

The Fortuny – A Family Story – Palazzo Fortuny Venice


The Fortuny - A Family Story at Palazzo Fortuny Venice   Palazzo Fortuny in Venice   A few months ago a dear friend, Nancy Heckler from the USA, on one of her visits to Venice, mentioned she had just brought her mother’s dress to Palazzo Fortuny. Of course I was immediately intrigued by it: what was so important ...

A place in Italy you must not miss: Romagna


  ROMAGNA You often see me posting and talking about Emilia Romagna and in particular about Bellaria Igea Marina near Rimini! Here is the reason why: I am in love with this region and its people! Read on and you will probably fall in love with them too!  But be warned: seriously food porn photos and fun photos, might cause ...

Waking Isabella – Another Great Book by Melissa Muldoon


        Waking Isabella - Another Great Book by Melissa Muldoon Here is time for another great book competition by another great friend of mine! Melissa Muldoon is an artist, graphic designer and award winning author of the Studentessa Matta Website, a dual language blog, where she promotes the Italian language and culture. Through the Matta Website, she ...

Support the Artisans in Venice – #bethechange


Artisans in Venice Support the Artisans in Venice - #bethechange UPDATE Ok...this is the deal: You walk into that lovely Artisan get to spot him/her working away on the latest creation. You get start asking questions. The artisan stops working and starts, with a smile, to answer all of your questions. Time goes by and What??? You ...

The fascinating history of La Biennale di Venezia


The Entrance of the Biennale by The Venice Insider La Biennale di Venezia Now and then I like to ask to some of my fellow bloggers to be guests on my site and to talk about Venice from their point of view. Today is the time for Katia of The Venice Insider. She has been writing ...

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