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Fun times in Venice, Italy: Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia is one of Venice, Italy’s most spectacular events. Now held annually, the tradition of the Carnival of Venice dates back to 1162, when the Venice locals held massive celebrations after a victory in battle. In the Renaissance … Continue reading

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The best bookshops in Italy – come in, cool off, warm up, read on….

When travelling in Italy, a great thing to buy is a nice book. In the day of electronic devices allowing you to read, take photos, check your email and what not, there is still nothing like a good ol’ fashioned … Continue reading

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Shopping in Italy – Murano Glass

1920s Millefiori beads from Murano. Photo by EvelynS. Each area of Italy is famous for its long (and in some cases, really, really long) history of artisan production. Florence for its gold and leather, Rome for religious objects and even … Continue reading

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Visiting Venice

Venice is composed of 118 little islands linked by 400 bridges the best way to travel in Venice is by boat. The gondola was invented by the city of Venice soon after it was founded in 166 AD and Artviva‘s unique Original … Continue reading

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We have been informed here in the Artviva offices that there may be a museum strike in Florence tomorrow, March 19th!  The strike is programmed for both March 19th and March 23rd, and will affect the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery … Continue reading

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