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Art Night Venezia

May 31, 2013

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Grand Canal in Venice at night

The concept of a “White Night” has been steadly growing in popularity throughout Europe. It’s the one night a year when museums, galleries, and other major attractions stay open almost all night long and offer free admission to visitors. Venice finally joined the movement with their own Art Night Venezia, and it’s now an annual event.

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Burano Regatta

September 7, 2012

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Burano

There are several boat races in the Venetian lagoon from May-September, and the last one of the season is the Burano Regatta – the Regata di Burano in Italian. Should you find yourself in Venice at the end of September, make a point to check out this historic race.

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Free Things to Do in Venice

May 4, 2012

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View from Rialto Bridge, Venice

Venice is one of the cheaper cities to visit in Italy. This may sound strange given how expensive it is to stay within the historic center of Venice itself, but in terms of seeing the sights of the city, much of it can be done for free because the best thing about Venice is walking and discovering, and also the views along canals and across the lagoon. Here are some options and tips for free things to do in Venice.
There is something lovely around just about every corner in Venice.

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The Frari Church

December 2, 2011

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It took me ages to find the Frari Church on my first visit to Venice. All those narrow streets and baffling maps. Or maybe I was just easily confused that day because most other people seem to find it okay. Anyway, once I got there it was worth the chase.

It has the second highest bell tower in the city after the San Marco campanile and has the status of cathedral or basilica, rather than just church. The brick exterior is nice though jaw-dropping, but once you step inside your life changes.

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