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Italian Carnival: Tradition, Spectacle & Feasting!

Italian Carnival (‘carnevale‘) festivities are at their most impressive in the cities of Venice and Viareggio, where often this time of year hotels must be booked a year in advance! Yet Italians throughout the rest of the country will also … Continue reading

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Venice – sights, sighs & splashes

It’s not just the stunning sights in Venice that have the power to take your breath away like no other city. There are also the many stairs to get up and over the bridges crossing the waters of the Venetian canals. These … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ locations in Venice, Italy

With all the hype about Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ set in Florence, many are overlooking the Venice locations mentioned in the book right at the point when Langdon… Just kidding. We’ll tell you the places mentioned, but we’re not giving away … Continue reading

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Venice like a local… in a traghetto

Gliding down a canal in Venice in a gondola is one of the most magical experiences you can have. But besides from the gondolier, gondola rides are not exactly conducive to mingling with the locals. Unless that is, you are … Continue reading

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Romance Made to Measure – Valentine’s Day in Italy

Everyone has their own idea of what is romantic. For some, it’s red roses and chocolates. And if you like red, roses and chocolates, that’s great. However, if you’re looking for some out-of-the-chocolate-box ideas for the most romantic day of … Continue reading

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In Venice, in Love: Gianni Berengo Gardin

With his exceptional ability to capture images from life in the most poetic of ways, it is no wonder that Gianni Berengo Gardin has become one of Italy’s most loved photographers. Born in Liguria in 1930, Gianni Berengo Gardin’s career … Continue reading

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Italian Restaurant Etiquette

Learning about different cultures, one of the most fascinating aspects is the food culture. A good dining experience is not only about the food you are enjoying, nor the wine and not even the company. There are also the social … 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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