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  • 10 of Hemingway's Favorite Haunts

    Ernest Hemingway was not only a great writer; he was also an ambitious traveler who spent extended periods of time in Paris, Madrid, Pamplona, Venice, Havana, and Key West.

    Posted by Laura Itzkowitz on June 27, 2014 at 1:00:00 PM EDT in Arts & Culture, Photos Tagged: Literary, Culture, Paris, Madrid, Pamplona, Key West
  • Venice's Ban on Cruise Ships: What it Means for You

    Italy has tightened environmental regulations to ban some cruise ships from entering Venice's lagoon. Will your next voyage be impacted?

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on December 01, 2013 at 12:38:49 PM EST in Cruises, News
  • Aman Resorts Opens Hotel in Venice, Italy

    When an Aman Resort opens, we come running. And their new property along the Venice Canals is no different—oppulent designs and high-end amenities mix in a prime San Polo location.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 01, 2013 at 8:54:22 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • What It's (Really) Like: Venice's Acqua Alta

    The pictures of Venice's acqua alta are pretty wild. But these recent and seasonal floods have been occurring for centuries, and the truth of the matter is much less extreme. Here's a local's take.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on November 16, 2012 at 10:34:24 AM EST in News, Travel Tips
  • Most Common Questions When Planning a Trip to Italy

    So you've decided on a trip to Italy. Cue the flood of questions, like which airport to fly into, which hotel to book, and what sights are really worth seeing. Here are some of the most common—and their answers.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 05, 2012 at 10:30:19 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • 13 Lessons Learned from Fodorites' 2011 Trip Reports

    Reading trip reports from other travelers can be an invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. They're often great for gathering information on topics such as what to expect when you land, where to find top hotels and the best under-the-radar restaurants, and when to book ahead for must-do activities. Essentially, it's all about the experience of what worked—and perhaps even more importantly, what didn't.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 05, 2012 at 2:54:51 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • In Venice, don't take the free taxis to Murano island

    A "free" taxi to Murano always comes with sales pressure. Take the vaporetto that's included in your transit pass, and if you prefer, a private guide who specializes in the subject but has no affinity to any specific furnace.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 06, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Save time in Venice and skip the line at the Basilica di San Marco

    Avoid the line at the Basilica entrance by reserving your arrival—at no extra cost—on the Basilica Web site.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 14, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Venice: Take a late gondola ride

    Go in the late afternoon or early evening hours, when the Grand Canal isn’t so heavily trafficked. Avoid low tide, when the odors of the canals are at their worst. It’s best to start from a station on the Grand Canal, because the lagoon is usually choppy. Make it clear that you want to see the smaller canals, and agree to a price and length of ride before you start. Few tourists know about the two-man gondolas that ferry people across the Grand Canal at various fixed points; they are the cheapest and shortest gondola ride in Venice, and can save a lot of walking. The fare is €0.50, which you hand to the gondolier when you get on. Look for traghetto signs.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 29, 2010 at 2:00:46 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Venice: Buy a map at a newsstand

    It's essential to have a good map showing all street names and vaporetto routes. Signs are posted on many corners pointing you in the right direction for the nearest major landmark—San Marco, Rialto, Accademia, etc.—but don't count on finding such signs once you're deep into residential neighborhoods.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 01, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips