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  • Venice Today

    While Venice spends a great deal of energy preserving its past, this city is also entrenched in the here and now and modern Venetian life has many... Read more

  • Venice and Day Trips Top Attractions

    Perhaps nowhere else in the world gathers together so many of man’s noblest artistic creations. The centerpiece of the piazza is the Basilica di... Read more

  • Quintessential Venice

    If you want to get a sense of contemporary Venetian culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the... Read more

  • What to Shop for in Venice

    Colorful Murano glass may be the most obvious thing to shop for in Venice—you can't avoid encountering a mind-boggling variety of it in shop... Read more

  • Best Festivals in Venice

    Carnevale and the Biennale are much-acclaimed events that draw crowds from around the world, but throughout the year, other festivals that are... Read more

  • Tours in Venice

    If you want some expert guidance around Venice, you may opt for private tours or large group tours. Any may include a boat tour as a portion of a... Read more

  • Top Experiences

    Few landmarks are more identifiable with Italy than the country's great churches, amazing works of architecture that often took centuries to... Read more

  • Carnevale in Venice

    Ever since its revival in the 18th century, the Venice Carnevale has been aimed at drawing visitors to the city. For the 12 days leading up to quaresima... Read more

  • Venice's Biennale

    The Biennale dell'Arte originated in 1894 and, except for World War interruptions, has taken place every two years since. In 1910 Klimt and Renoir... Read more

  • Speaking Venetian

    Venice is one of the few Italian cities where the local dialect is still alive and well. Much of the language you will hear in Venice is not Italian... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Venice

    Landmarks: The Rialto bridge and Palazzo Ducale are simply unforgettable. Festivals: Carnevale and the Biennale are celebrations of art, film,... Read more

  • Eating and Drinking Well in Venice

    The catchword in Venetian restaurants is fish, often at its tastiest. Even if you're not normally a fish fan, it's worth trying here—there's... Read more

  • Venice Through the Ages

    Venice was founded in the 5th century when the Veneti, inhabitants of the mainland region roughly corresponding to today's lower Veneto, fled their... Read more

  • Wading Through the Acqua Alta

    There are two ways to get anywhere in Venice: walking and by water. Occasionally you walk through water, when falling barometers, southeasterly... Read more

  • Let's Get Lost

    Getting around Venice presents some unusual problems: the city's layout has few straight lines; house numbering seems nonsensical; and the six... Read more

  • Venice's Signature Crafts: Masks

    When Carnevale was revived in the late 1970s, mask making returned as well, with travelers inspiring its evolution to its current ornate form.... Read more

  • Venice's Signature Crafts: Glass

    Perhaps it's a matter of character that Venice, a city whose beauty depends so much upon the effects of shimmering, reflected light, also developed... Read more

  • Venice's Scuola Days

    An institution you'll inevitably encounter from Venice's glory days is the scuola. These weren't schools, as the word today translates, but important... Read more

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