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Island of Burano: Well Worth the Effort

Island of Burano: Well Worth the Effort | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
For those of you who have never heard of Burano, I can tell you that it is an island in the Venetian Lagoon famous for its colourful fishermen’s cottages. Just a 40 minute vaporetto (water bus) ride from Venice herself, it is often overlooked by those who visit La Serenissima on a tight timetable and…
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Venice: 10 quirky things to do in the most unusual town

Venice: 10 quirky things to do in the most unusual town | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Venice never gets old. But there’s only so many times you can see Piazza San Marco and only so much of the crowds you can tolerate. Whether you’re a visitor looking for something new or a first timer looking to get off the typical tourist track, Swide shares 10 unexpected things to do in Venice. [...]

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Swide brings you the most unusual things to do in Venice

  1. Rialto Fish Market Tour with Gritti Epicurean School
  2. Mazzorbo, Torcello and Burano
  3. Cicchetti and Wine Bar
  4. Cruising Venice on the Eolo
  5. Photography Tour with Arved Gintenreiter
  6. Libreria Acqua Alta
  7. Row Venice
  8. Giudecca
  9. Venice Lido
  10. Palazzo Cini


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I love Venice - this is great, thanks for posting
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Italy Unpacked | Season 3 Episode 3 | The Merchants of Venice

Season 3 , Episode 3 — “The Merchants of Venice” Andrew and Giorgio pay a visit to the Italian region of Veneto.
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A Story Of Kindness In Venice, Italy - click and listen

A Story Of Kindness In Venice, Italy - click and listen | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

As Parkinson’s disease worsened for Bernard Michaels, his family took him on a final trip to Europe. Early in the trip, a slip in Venice, Italy landed him in the hospital.

His daughter, Sonia, set out with a collapsible wheelchair to meet him, but 17 staired footbridges, slick with rain, stood between them. Fortunately, others took notice. [...]

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Venice Carnival 2015

Venice Carnival 2015 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The Carnival of Venice is one of the most historic and well-known festivals in Italy and in the entire world
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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, January 16, 2015 8:56 AM

EL CARNAVAL DE VENECIA ES UNO DE LOS MÁS HISTÓRICOS Y BIEN CONOCIDOS FESTIVALES EN ITALIA Y EN EL MUNDO ENTERO.

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Venice: what to see and do in winter - Telegraph

Venice: what to see and do in winter - Telegraph | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Our Venice expert shares her pick of the best things to see and do in the city this winter
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Venice Carnival 2015: details and guide - Telegraph

Venice Carnival 2015: details and guide - Telegraph | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The Venice 2015 Carnival (the Carnevale) will take place from January 31 - February 17. Our expert explains how to make the best of a visit - from where to get the best masks to how to find the best parties
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model de moi's curator insight, October 25, 2014 1:42 PM

la nuit de carnaval

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#venice #travel #italy #kidstravel

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Italy by water: All aboard for la bella vita

Italy by water: All aboard for la bella vita | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
On the lake surrounding the city of Mantua, we find our hotel barge, La Bella Vita, peacefully moored. A glass of prosecco – the first of many – accompanies introductions to the crew and fellow passengers before we set off for our first shore visit. A few minutes' walk along grassy banks takes us beneath the imposing walls of St George's Fortress and into the cobbled main square of the city.
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Throughout the season the 20 passenger La Bella Vita provides Italian river cruises that encompass the romance and architecture of Venice as well as the captivating lakeside setting of the Renaissance city of Mantua. Venice is, of course, the crowning jewel of most Italian river cruises, but Mantua, in central northern Italy, has also been (and still is) a hub of art, culture and music for centuries. The route inland takes you along the River Po and the Bianco Canal through the Po Valley.

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Framing Palladio: Villa Cornaro

Framing Palladio: Villa Cornaro | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

One of the joys — and there are many — of my hanging my hat in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy is the easy access I have meandering back in time to discover life as it was around the Most Serene Republic of Venice, La Serenissima.

In its heyday, when the Lion of St. Mark roared and everyone listened, the Doges and aristocrats of La Serenissima built like crazy their sprawling, warm-weather estates in the countryside of the Republic that enhanced the coffers of the money-mad merchants of Venice. [...]

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Cycling from Venice to Ferrara

Cycling from Venice to Ferrara | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Venice, one of the most romantic city in the world is just few km away from Emilia Romagna region.

Actually with the high speed train is only 1h15min far from Bologna, but today we would like to present you a very special itinerary, perfect for the cycling lovers and ad hoc to enjoy the spring time.

Reaching Ferrara in the Po river delta from Venice is not that difficult, and suitable for almost everyone as the level route is mainly along minor roads.[...]

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"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice

"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A well-preserved ancient Roman funerary complex was discovered at an archeological dig 70 km northeast of Venice
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Venice splashed by Aqua Alta

Venice splashed by Aqua Alta | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

So common is this phenomena, and so routine the reaction to it by residents of the former Serene Republic of Venice, that it has its own name that’s become imbedded in the Italian lexicon: AQUA ALTA (high waters).
Like clockwork, it is! With centuries of experience under their belts, Venetians, to a person, pretty much know when aqua alta will arrive and when it’ll recede. It’s as if the onslaught of high waters is an accepted routine, just part of everyday life for the anonimo veneziano.
According to the city’s Centro Maree Comunale (City Tide Center), if there’s a sea level forecast of +110 cm or higher on the mareographic zero – the conventional reference point, or Punta della Salute, located in front of the ornate Basilica Santa Maria della Salute on the Grand Canal — the population is alerted by high-pitched, acoustic sirens that sound around the areas predicted to be affected, along with modern-day text messages sent directly to their handhelds. [...]

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Venice city breaks: Winter brings out the best in Italy's lagoon city

Venice city breaks: Winter brings out the best in Italy's lagoon city | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
There is no denying that Venice can be awfully crowded in summer. But there is a solution, says Mark Palmer. Go in winter, when the city is mercifully free of sight-seers.
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The Griff Rhys Jones Guide to Venice

The Griff Rhys Jones Guide to Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It’s not just the crumbling palaces and the ridiculous churches (and, God knows, there are enough of those). It’s not just the punts laden with cement or cabbages, the ambulance boats, police boats and possibly even motorcycle-messenger boats. It’s not just the soggy steps, the arching bridges (more than 400 of them), the mysterious cracked doorways and the endless handbag shops. It’s the fact that all of this is crammed into such a small space. ...

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An ironic but accurate presentation of Venice for those who have even heard about it too much

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Escaping to the most beautiful city in the world to find the joy in everyday life

Escaping to the most beautiful city in the world to find the joy in everyday life | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Venice is the setting for Nicky Pellegrino’s new novel. On a fact-finding visit she strayed into richly rewarding back streets [...]

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Nicky Pellegrino's new novel, One Summer In Venice, (Hachette) is about escaping to the most beautiful city in the world to find the joy in everyday life. 

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Bewitched by the magic of Venice Carnival

Bewitched by the magic of Venice Carnival | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The emotions and the colors of Venice Carnival as seen through its masks.
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Top 6 Food Specialties not to miss in Venice

Top 6 Food Specialties not to miss in Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Discover the best food to eat in Venice! Check out our article with the top specialities of the Venice cuisine and be ready to make your mouth water!
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Index:
Baccalà Mantecato [Creamed dried cod]
Risi i Bisi [Rice and Fresh Peas]
Polenta e Schie
Fegato alla Veneziana [Venetian-style Liver]
Sarde in Saor [Marinated Sardines]
Frìtołe

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Italy in 2015 | 5 Best Restaurants in Venice for Couples

Italy in 2015 | 5 Best Restaurants in Venice for Couples | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Best restaurants in Venice are dominated with various romantic spots for couples: Vini da Gigio, Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti, La Zucca, Impronta Café, and Bottega ai Promessi Sposi.
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Brunschwig Marion's curator insight, January 6, 2015 6:03 AM

Je ne sais pas vous, mais personnellement j'aime avoir des conseils utiles.... Pour moi Venise c'est la ville "verte" parce que sans voiture. Une fois débarrassée des gros paquebots de croisière qui gâchent sans conteste le paysage devant la Place St-Marc...

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Discover Venice

Get lost in Venice’s charm and beauty as you float down Venetian canals on a gondola. Take a day trip to the beautiful islands of Murano and Burano; Savor the sights in one of Italy’s prettiest piazzas, St Mark’s Square.

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Living in: Venice

Living in: Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

In this living, breathing, sinking city, residents enjoy dreamlike canal settings, peerless Gothic and Renaissance architecture and masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto.



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20 things you have to do in Venice

20 things you have to do in Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The most romantic, the most picturesque, the most unique city in the world, Venice’s charms have been seducing visitors since the dawn of the Republic. On the eve of the Venice Film Festival., Swide gives you 20 reasons (if you needed any) to head to the lagoon.
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1. Step into the great Renaissance at the Gallerie dell’Accademia
2. Have an aperitivo at a Bacaro, and don’t forget the Spritz
3. Listen to Vivaldi at La Fenice Theatre
4. The city of Palaces
5. Take a tour on the Gondola
6. Sip a Bellini Harry’s Bar
7. Buy in glass in Murano
8. Buy lace in Burano
9. Visit the Guggenheim Collection
10. Freak out at Poveglia
11. Visit the Acqua Alta Bookshop
12. Take in the view from the San Marco bell tower
13. Sample the unique Venetian Cuisine
14. Go to the market on the Giudecca
15. Visit the Ghetto
16. Visit the Caffé Florian and the coffee museum in Saint Marc’s Square
17. Kiss under the Ponte dei Sospiri
18. Take home a Venetian Carnival Mask
19. Visit the Rialto fish market
20. Take a tour of the Grand Canal in a Riva motor boat

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Joshua Ledwell's curator insight, August 28, 2014 3:29 PM

Nice simple list to start with

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Venice, Italy: St. Mark's Basilica

Among Europe's churches, the Byzantine marvel of St. Mark's stands alone. After the saint's remains were smuggled here in 828, Venice took his symbol (the winged lion) as their own. Built with pillaged materials, some describe the church's eclectic style as "Early Ransack." The outside is a riot of domes, columns, and statues; the interior is covered with mosaics, colored marbles, and oriental treasures.

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Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice

Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like taking a private water taxi service in Venice to many of the key destinations around the island and the outlying islands. Water taxis are the luxury limousines of Venice with beautifully crafted wooden ships, leather upholstered interiors and rich details. Not only are you getting off quickly to various locations around Venice, [...] click on the photo to read more

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Venice Carnival Begins Saturday

Venice Carnival Begins Saturday | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The much-awaited Carnevale di Venezia kicks off Saturday, February 15. This year’s theme is “La natura fantastica,” in celebration of a fairy-like carnival, of the wondrous, the dreamy and the fantastic. The carnival's centuries-old tradition is taking global inspiration this year by the masks of the European tradition, by Arab and Middle Eastern tales, by symbols of African and Mesoamerican cultures, by Indian, Mongolian and Chinese allegories. Every year the Venice Carnival attracts thousands of people. The city’s streets and squares will be alive with festivals and events of all kinds until March 4: from concerts in Piazza San Marco to historical dances and performances, to musical happy hours and children’s events. [...]

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:39 PM

EL MUY ESPERADO CARNAVAL DE VENEZIA EL PRÓXIMO 15 DE FEBRERO ESTE AÑO SU TEMA SERÁ "LA FANTÁSTICA NATURALEZA" COMO DE COSTUMBRE ATRAERÁ MILES DE PERSONAS, LAS CALLES DE LA CIUDAD OFRECERÁN FESTIVALES , EVENTOS ALUSIVOS Y CONCIERTOS EN LA PLAZA SAN MARCO CON SUS HISTÓRICAS DANZAS Y PERFORMANCES  Y SHOWS PARA NIÑOS.

Duncan's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:50 PM

Wonderful city, how about something a little more classy than Glastonbury next year?

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Italy festival

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Christmas in Venice: Markets, Midnight Mass and Murano Glass

Christmas in Venice: Markets, Midnight Mass and Murano Glass | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
What to know about Christmas in Venice, from the best Christmas markets to gift shopping to midnight Mass at St. Mark's Basilica!
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  • Enjoying Christmas and Hannukah in Venice
  • Shopping for gifts in Venice’s Christmas markets
  • Visiting museums in Venice over Christmas
  • Shopping, eating, and taking public transport over the holidays
  • Celebrating Christmas like the Venetians
  • Ringing in the New Year in Venice
  • Swimming in the Lido: a Venetian New Year’s tradition
  • Heading for the mountains - The picturesque Dolomites are nearby, perfect for a day or weekend ski trip!
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