Venice

Off the Beaten Path in Venice

Off the Beaten Path in Venice

Once upon a time, the sestiere (quarter) of Canareggio was considered off the beaten path in Venice. Tourists trudged back and forth from the train station down the Strada Nova to St. Mark’s Square and back. If the masses did find themselves in this part […]

The Art of Seeing

The Art of Seeing

“I don’t want to spend part of my holiday standing in front of a painting!” Having spent practically my entire college career studying art from the world’s great scholars, A little part of me died when my dinner partner uttered those words last week. Then […]

The Best Cicchetti Bars in Venice

The Best Cicchetti Bars in Venice

Venice gets an undeservedly bad rap when it comes to food. Punters shepherd hungry tourists into trattorie along the Grand Canal, serving up the ubiquitous menu turistico of pizza and spaghetti with meatballs.  With just a little bit of extra planning, the best cicchetti in […]

Venice Itinerary for the First Timer

Venice Itinerary for the First Timer

Venice, Venezia, La Serennissima…everyone knows its name…it’s been dreamt of, written about, extolled, lauded, hated (by few) and now it’s your turn to experience it with a little help from my Venice Itinerary for the first timer. Venice itinerary for the first timer A few […]

A Bit of Italy: Venice Revisited

A Bit of Italy: Venice Revisited

Gosh darn, I love Venice!  It is the most enjoyable place to discover new bits.  All the hustle and bustle of a big city but no traffic, no noise, great food….the list goes on.  I could be there a month and not do everything I […]

A Bit of Italy: Venice Shops

A Bit of Italy: Venice Shops

Most of you know that I am always in Venice – so I have a set list of places to shop and eat.  If you want that, then email me because this list is something completely different.  Usually I am showing people around so I […]