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Finding Marco Polo’s House in Venice

October 10, 2014


Marco Polo House

One of history’s most famous explorers, Marco Polo, was born in the city of Venice. His family allegedly lived in a house that still stands in the city, but that is extremely easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here are some tips to finding Marco Polo’s house in Venice.

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Art Night Venezia

May 31, 2013


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



There are several boat races in the Venetian lagoon from May through September, and the last one of the season is the Burano Regatta – the Regata di Burano in Italian. It is, as the name suggests, at the island of Burano, one of the islands in the Venetian lagoon popular for its brightly-painted houses and tradition of lace-making. Should you find yourself in Venice in 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


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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