Category Archives: Italy

Island hop in Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello, Lido

If you have at least two days in Venice, after visiting the sights of the city on the first day, your second should absolutely be devoted to visiting the islands. A short and scenic ferry ride away from the mainland there … Continue reading

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Eat you way through Venice

Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti, Fondamenta della Toletta 1169\abc, 30123 Venezia, Italy Without reservations, we scored the last table of the night in this cozy romantic osteria. The ambiance, food, and service were wonderful. I asked what a typical Venetian dish … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Venice

Piazza San Marco Also known as St Mark’s Square, this is one of the top attractions in the city. There are a number of remarkable buildings here including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile, Doges Palace, and the Clock Tower. Best … Continue reading

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Off the beaten path in Venice

Scala Contarini del Bovolo, S. Marco, 4301, 30124 Venezia, Italy You want to get a great view of the city, but shutter at the thought of the crowds and lines you’ll find near the St Mark’s Campanile. What if I … Continue reading

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Spontaneous daytrip to Florence

Flying by the seat of our pants, we popped into Termini Station in Rome and bought the earliest roundtrip train tickets to Florence. The trip was approximately an hour and thirty minutes (each way), $47 (each way), and absolutely worth … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Rome

Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma, Italy One of the best preserved ancient Roman structures, building began under the Emperor Augustus. The dome is one of the largest unreinforced and the oculus at the center provides the main source of … Continue reading

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Eat your way around Rome

Sapori e Delizie, Via Giovanni Lanza, 102, 00184 Roma, Italy Pizza is a part of my personal identity, as well as it is of Italy’s. I grew up in the Bronx and the guys at the pizza shop I’ve been … Continue reading

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