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Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 9 2016

When you have taken in tiny Venice, take a guided cruise on the Brenta River and see dozens of fabulous villas and lavish gardens of the former Venetian elite. This area, for good reason, is known as the Brenta Riviera.

The Brenta Canal was built when engineers diverted the Brenta River's course and created a canal with locks. Back in the day, barges were pulled by horses for well-heeled visitors.

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Topics: architecture, art, northern Italy, Venice

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 2 2016

Venice is a city that oozes love and charm and is often considered the most romantic city in Europe

With Renaissance-inspired architecture, summer sunsets, public squares, narrow canals and gondola rides - it’s a city you’re bound to fall in love with.

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Topics: couples, romantic getaways, northern Italy, Venice

Most Italian Wine Comes From this Region (Hint: It's Not Tuscany)

Most Italian Wine Comes From this Region (Hint: It's Not Tuscany)

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 1 2016

You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to have enjoyed Soave, a popular white wine, and Valpolicella, a red.

Famous around the world, Soave and Valpolicella are both DOC classified. They both come from a highly prolific region in Italy, Veneto, a small northeastern region that contains the legendary canal city, Venice, and the Adriatic Coast.

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Topics: Italian Wine, northern Italy, Venice

Magical Murano: Island of Glass

Magical Murano: Island of Glass

Posted by Darya Camacci on April 29 2016

 Being a ninth century glassmaker and belonging to a brand new industry in Venice gave you a privileged position, except for one thing.

You could not leave the island where you worked. Ever.

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Topics: Insider, italian culture, art, northern Italy, history, Venice

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Posted by Darya Camacci on March 27 2016

 On St. Mark’s Square in Venice stands a cultural landmark, Caffè Florian.

 Established in 1720, it is the oldest coffeehouse in Venice, and possibly in Europe. It was originally named “Triumphant Venice (Alla Venezia Trionfante)” but ultimately became known as Florian’s, after its owner, Floriano Francesconi.

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Topics: Italian Wine, italian culture, italian food, art, history, coffee, Venice