Birraria la Corte – A Venice Restaurant with a Beer History

Restaurant in Venice

Birraria La Corte – A Venice Restaurant in the Heart of Campo San Polo: Traditional cucinas, trattorias and ristorantes are a dime a dozen in Venice and you don’t have to look very far to find one of these eateries promising traditional Venetian cuisine wherever you go in the city. For a change and for […]

Sightseeing in Style and Comfort on the Vaporetto dell’Arte

Venice Hop-on Hop-off Waterbus

The Vaporetto dell’Arte Connects Visitors to Art Galleries and Other Venice Attractions: It was thanks to a very persuasive ticket seller that I found myself buying tickets for the Vaporetto dell’Arte.  At the San Marco vaporetto stop, I had five minutes to buy our vaporetto tickets before our waterbus for Piazzale Roma arrived.  The ticket […]

Gliding the Canals of Venice in an Iconic Gondola

Venice Gondola Rides

No Trip to Venice is Complete Without a Gondola Ride: It’s been decades since I took my last gondola ride and it came as a surprise to me to see the large number of gondolas gliding on the canals of Venice filled with willing customers. Some may say that gondola rides are touristy or tacky, […]

Venice People Mover

Venice Transport

People Mover Linking Piazzale Roma, Marittima Cruise Terminal and Tronchetto: For the many visitors and Venetian commuters who need to get from Venice to the Venice cruise terminal or the Tronchetto car park, the Venice People Mover has made transport a lot more convenient and comfortable. Launched in April 2010, the People Mover offers cheap, […]

Visiting a Murano Glass Factory is a part of any Venice Tour

Arti Veneziane Murano Glass Factory, Venice

Murano Glass Factory Tour: A Visit to Arti Veneziane on Giudecca: A visit to a Murano glass factory is part and parcel of any tour of Venice and on this occasion we made a stop at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca. We have visited a few Murano glass factories in the past, but it is always […]

A Visit to the Rialto Fish Market to See What’s Cooking in Venice

Rialto Fish Market

Rialto Fish Market – Mercato del Pesce in Venice: Getting up early for sightseeing isn’t our idea of a fun thing to do on holidays, but to catch the action at the Rialto fish market (Mercato del Pesce) we made the effort. To see the stallholders receiving their barge loads of seafood supplies would have […]

A Pleasant Stay at the Splendid Hotel in Venice

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A Large Roof-top Balcony and a Spacious Room at the Splendid Hotel: From Torcello we caught a water taxi to the private pier of the Splendid Hotel, a block back from Piazza San Marco. The Splendid Hotel Venice is a four-star hotel set on a canal in the Mercerie area of Venice.  It seems to […]

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia – A Venetian Specialty

Spaghetti al nero di seppia

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (Squid Ink Spaghetti) – A Venetian Specialty Pasta: Spaghetti al nero di seppia or squid ink spaghetti is a specialty of Venice and you can find this pasta dish in many authentic Venetian osterie or trattorias. On our first evening out in Venice, I was surrounded by diners enjoying  spaghetti […]

A Luxurious Stay at the Bauer Palladio in Giudecca

Pauer Palladio Hotel, Giudecca

The Bauer Palladio is a Sister Hotel to the Bauer Hotel in San Marco: Giudecca is not a district that we would normally choose for our Venice hotel, but when the hotel happens to be the 5-star Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa, then the story is different. The Bauer Palladio is the sister hotel to […]