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You’ve seen Venice’s gondolas. But have you seen its doors?

Iconic photos of Venice tend to follow a formula: almost all feature a couple sitting in a gondola gliding down the city’s narrow canals. But in reality, nearly every street corner in Venice presents a scene worth capturing.<p>During a visit last month, I became obsessed with doors. They came in all …

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The best restaurants in Venice

Russell Norman's favourite restaurants in Venice<p>The inside scoop from the restaurant king behind London's Polpo<p>'Venice bewitches. Like many before …

Going vegan in Venice? It’s not as hard as you think

To most people, the thought of spending three days dining on real Italian food would be an enviable experience. But I’m vegan, and I don’t really …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

Snow in Venice,......and it is MAGIC

How to avoid the tourist masses in Venice

"Tourists destroy what they are looking for by finding it," wrote German writer Hans-Magnus Enzensberger — and that applies to Venice today. Still, …

Venice Carnival: is it really necessary?

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Venice Photo Walk by Marco Secchi, Italy

Founded in 2011, Photo Walks, Tours and Workshops is the brainchild of Marco Secchi, a professional news and travel photographer with over 30 years’ …

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Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it’s a good photo or not.<p>You might not even be able to fully …

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The six sestieri: a guide to Venice’s neighbourhoods

While most cities are broken into quarters, Venice is divided into six districts or <i>sestieri</i>. Although it’s a compact city, each of Venice’s neighbourhoods has its own characteristics, offering you something a little different and distinctive wherever you wander.<p>Read on to find out the best place to …

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V-Nice Venice

With its iconic scenery, this overflowing city simply cannot be fully described by words – which is just as well, because I’m in the queue for …

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30 Stunning Color Pictures of Venice From the 1890s

These astonishing images offer a rare brightly-colored glimpse of the beautiful plazas and intricate architecture of Venice in the 19th century.<br>The …

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought, according to 1,300-year-old peach stones found under the floor of Saint Mark's</b> …

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought

Deep beneath the elaborate mosaic floor of Venice’s Saint Mark’s Basilica, archaeologists have discovered two 1300-year-old peach stones. The find …

Venice Transportation and Parking

Transportation, Walking, & Parking<p>ABOVE: A beagle enjoys the view from the No. 2 vaporetto or water bus.<p>General information:<p>Arriving in Venice<p>Venice …

Walking in Venice

It's often said that getting lost is half the fun when you're exploring Venice, but there are times when you simply want to find your …

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Infographic: How to Live Like a Local in Italy

Besides being the birthplace of pizza, the world's largest exporter of wine, and the home of 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Italy is, of course, …

How Venice's Lagoon Is Producing Some Of Italy's Most Beguiling Wines

Terroir. The word is frequently bandied about in the world of wine, but there are few destinations that embody it so profoundly and provocatively as Venissa, the Venetian luxury eco-resort that features a winery, Michelin-starred restaurant, and boutique accommodations.<p>Founded in 2002 by Gianluca …

Mayor proud restaurant ripped off ‘cheapskate’ tourists

Welcome to the city that’s ripping you off — and isn’t even sorry.<p>The mayor of Venice, Italy which has been struggling under the weight of mass …

10 of the best restaurants near Venice’s major attractions

Venice is notoriously difficult for finding reasonably priced restaurants serving good food. The cheap eats challenge only increases when you find yourself at lunchtime at one of its most popular attractions. But hidden down a side street there is always the chance to come upon a traditional <i>bacaro</i> …

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Venice mayor labels tourists who complained about £463 lunch 'cheapskates' who ‘didn’t even leave a tip’

The mayor of Venice has branded tourists who complained about being charged 526 euros (£463) for lunch in a restaurant close to St Mark’s Square as “cheapskates”.<p>Luigi Brugnaro, who has a reputation for plain-speaking, said the tourists should have learnt Italian - and even some Venetian dialect - …

British tourists complain to mayor after being charged £463 for lunch in Venice

A British tourist has written a letter of complaint to Venice’s mayor after he and his parents were charged €526 (£463) for lunch in a restaurant near St Mark’s Square.<p>Luke Tang, a university lecturer from Birmingham, said he and his 70-year-old parents were shocked to be charged so much for the …

Giant cruise ships to be diverted away from Venice's historic centre - but there's a catch

After years of see-saw debate between Venetians and the tourism industry, giant cruise ships are to be banned from sailing past St Mark’s Square, the Italian government announced.<p>Passenger liners are currently allowed to pass within a few hundred yards of St Mark’s Square and Venice’s historic …

Il manifesto del Carnevale di Malaga 2018? "Plagio: una foto di quello di Venezia del 2013"

Una storia che il protagonista "indiretto" ha definito divertente. Di sicuro, come vicenda, è piuttosto strana, fino a sfociare nel possibile plagio. …

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