Peter Scheffka

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Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular …

Computer Science

Lazzaretto Nuovo

The plague quarantine island home to the Vampire of Venice.<p>In 2005, while uncovering mass plague graves on the Venetian island of Lazzaretto Nuovo, …

The Best Restaurants In Venice: An Expert Guide

I've been visiting Venice for quite a few years now and always love discovering new places to eat and drink. I met Ms Skye McAlpine – who blogs on …

Italy

Touring the Most Intriguing Street in the World: Venice's Grand Canal

courtesy of wikimedia commons<p>As the main street in Venice, the Grand Canal is often considered the most romantic, the most fascinating, and the most …

Notes From Venice: All In The Detail

Venice is <i>all</i> in the detail.<p>Venice is sublime for its grandeur and divine in its intimacy.<p>It is impossible to take in all the detail in Venice; the …

Tourists Could Destroy Venice—If Floods Don't First

Residents are abandoning the city, which is in danger of becoming an overpriced theme park.<p>Floods were once the greatest threat to Venice. That danger has not receded, but the tsunami of tourists pouring into the city could cause greater harm, argues Salvatore Settis in his new book, <i>If Venice Dies</i>. …

Travel Guide To Venice

With its 150 canals, 400 bridges and magnificent 16th- and 17th-century palaces and piazzas, it is no surprise that Venice is considered one of the …

Italy

Your guide to the best cheap cuts of meat

I go meatless about half of the week. It's partly because of environmental reasons and also due to how damn expensive it's become. I know that …

Cooking

24 photos that show how different a destination can look when it's photographed by a professional versus an amateur

There's a difference between the two, and that becomes especially apparent when browsing travel photos on Instagram.<p>We rounded up 13 beautiful places around the world and compared a professional's depiction of those places to an amateur's.<p>Keep scrolling to see the distinction.

Taj Mahal

5 European destinations that are totally underrated (plus 3 that are a little overrated)

I RECENTLY QUIT MY JOB in New York City to circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing through my social network, and my first stop was Europe. Though …

European Travel

Basilica San Marco Venice

<b>We’re all familiar with the appearance of this famous Basilica, thanks to TV documentaries, newspapers or holiday photos.</b>Photo sourced online<b>If you</b> …

Italy

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy :: HDR by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct

<b>I could not reciprocate much therefore please comment/fave ONLY if you wish to ;) Nonetheless I still want to thank u all for popping by :)</b><p>I am …

The Ghetto – [Venice by Moonlight] – (HDR Italy)

The Sleeping Gondolas in Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy: The Doge's Palace

Venice - Italy - view from ship

Venice, Italy: A Boat Tour of the Lagoon

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Explore the Venice canals with Google Street View

Having previously charted the terrain of hard-to-reach areas such as the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef, Google has added another notch to its belt.<p>Thanks to the Google Trekker, places that are inaccessible by car can be captured and mapped in Street View. The Trekker's latest conquest? …

Google Street View

Venice, Italy: Travel Tips and History

Venice sees highest tide since December 2010

Doge’s Palace Guided Visit & Secret Venice Walking

A fascinating 3-hour combo tour which includes skip-the-line access and guided visit of the Doge’s Palace plus a walking tour through the …

European Travel

Doge’s Palace, Secret Venice Walking Tour & Gondola

Admire Venice from the land and water on a 3.5-hour fascinating combo tour that includes a guided visit of the Doge’s Palace, an unusual walk through …

European Travel

Venice Walking Tour & St Mark’s Basilica

Delve into the 1000-year history of Venice on a 2.5-hour combined walking tour through the lesser known streets between St. Mark’s Square and the …

European Travel

Venice City Walk

Experience the many charms of Venice.<p>Duration 3h<p>6 participants maximum<p>Service with guide<p>We will explore the highlights of Venice including the areas …

Italy

Secret Corners: Hidden Venice walking and motorboat

Discover the secret corners of Venice from a double perspective on a 2-hour sightseeing tour on foot and by boat.<p>Duration 2h<p>20 participants …