The Venice Italy and Veneto Blog

The Venice Italy and Veneto Blog shares with you all that I love about Venice, the Veneto and Italy.

Join me, Maria and my family too, in discovering the wonderful places, restaurants, villages and even recipes of my Italy.

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A Collection of Beautiful Italian Photographs

Our hugely popular Facebook page generates an enormous number of stunning photos. These have now been brought together in a collection of exceptional Italian photographs - our galleries series.

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The Best Beaches in Tuscany

The beaches in Tuscany meet the needs of even the most demanding; from the island beaches of Giglio through to these stunningly beautiful and wild beaches of the Maremma...

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Beautiful Venice Italy

Maria is Italian and her love of Italy shines through in this stunningly visual guide to beautiful Venice Italy. You'll be swept up into an Italian dream world - except it's real!

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Insiders Guide to Venice Italy, Verona and the Veneto

Venice Italy is an incredible place and so is the region of Veneto. Why then do most of the millions of tourists who come here miss most of the good bits? Now there is no excuse!

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The 9 Most Beautiful Towns in Italy

We would like to share a secret with you: the 9 most beautiful towns and villages in Italy.

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Expresso WiFi?

I had my identity stolen a few years back so never trust open WiFi connections when I'm travelling and therefore only use hotel WiFi to do the absolute minimum. This summer though, I was travelling for over a month so needed to be able to do everything I normally do at home - connect to banks etc..

Traveling with my husband Andrew and my son William meant we had 8 devices between them - so how do you connect 8 devices without using hotel WiFi and still have a fast connection? Answer we discovered was something new called Expresso WiFi.

Worked like a dream. If you're heading to Italy consider it.

The Best Ski Resorts in Italy

The insider’s guide to the best ski resorts in Italy. We have lived, for over ten years, in two of Italy’s major skiing regions and we share with you a few tips for perfect Italian skiing

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Veneto Italy - An Insiders Guide

Veneto Italy is full of secrets, a place of great natural beauty, ancient medieval villages and two of the greatest cities on earth. Discover one of Italy's most beautiful regions...

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Alleghe Lake & Town - Stuff of Fairytales

Soaring mountain spires, Alleghe Lake calming in cornflower blue and wooden houses welcoming you with impossibly overflowing window boxes and balconies of flowers.

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Belluno Italy The Mountain Venice

Discover Belluno Italy one of the loveliest setting of any town in Italy - just look at the photos! Known as the mountain Venice, it does have something very Venetian about it.

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The Venice Italy Beach Guide

Come summer I can only take so much history before I need a beach. That's what the Venice Italy Beach Guide is all about. Discovering the best beaches near Venice.

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What makes Italy Special and Unique?

Discovered, twenty things which make Italy special and unique? Be it an undiscovered village or dinner at a tiny restaurant in a marvelous hill top town you will find the best of Italy here...

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The Best Books about Venice Italy.

Looking for the best books about Venice Italy? Whether it is food, travel or history we may just have the answer for you..

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Discoveries while Lost in Venice

Getting lost in Venice is the best way to discover the amazing secrets and soul of this city. These amazing photos were all captured down the secret alleys and forgotten canals...

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Is Malcesine the Best Lake Garda Town?

Utterly charming is the only way to describe Malcesine, perhaps the best Lake Garda town. Many of the towns on the lake have that seaside feel but for some reason I notice it more here.

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Shopping in Venice - The Guide

Shopping in Venice is wonderful but you can get lost in a maze of souvenir shops. You'll avoid that if you know where to go. Discover the best places to shop - from markets to designer stores.

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The Perfect Cilento Holiday

Planning a Cilento Holiday? The Zizzania should be first on your list,.. coming here is like taking a journey back in time to when life was lived at a slower pace...best beaches in Cilento nearby

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Venice Italy - The 6 Things you HAVE to See

There's so much to see in Venice Italy that you can become overwhelmed. Before you despair, here is the list of the 6 sights you absolutely must see and everything you need to know about them.

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Share My Italy - You'll Love It!

Make yourself a coffee, relax ... now linger long over these photos of my Italy. Italy is not about rushing so spend your time here and savour the gorgeous beauty that is Italy...

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Venice Through my Painter's Eyes

I’ve been painting Venice watercolors for many years now! Every year, I take adult painting students with me. I rent an apartment for 2 or 3 weeks, always

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The Day Life Changed - My Solo Build It! Review

Solo Build It! review sounds pretty dull. It's not. Reading this could just change your life as it did mine. Read on...

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8 Unforgettable Places in Italy

We have discovered 8 Unforgettable Places in Italy. From Puglia to Piedmont this really is Italy at its most beautiful... want to share in the secret?

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A Blog about our Life in Italy

From working in an office to living the dolce vita in Italy; this is how sharing my love of Italy became my job.

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Venice Carnival & Venice Carnival Masks

Venice Carnival masks are famous throughout the world and the Carnival itself was recently voted as one of the world’s top five carnivals. Visit us for inside info on buying masks and carnival tips.

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Trattoria alla Vedova

A restaurant I can highly recommend in Venice, if you want genuine local food, is the Trattoria alla Vedova. My review explains why.

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6 Places to See near Venice

These 6 places to see near Venice are awesome. If you're visiting Venice don't miss out on seeing them.

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Bellevue Syrene Hotel Sorrento Italy

We stayed at the Bellevue Syrene Hotel when we visited the Amalfi Coast area and of all the places in Italy that we stayed at this offered the most of

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I Love Dorsoduro

Three years ago I rented a home in Dorsoduro for two weeks and it just wasn't long enough. I have missed it since I left. So this year in September I

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The Easter in Venice Guide

Easter in Venice is wonderful, there's a special feeling in the air and Easter is still celebrated in the traditional way. Be a part of it - click for more.

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Santa Marinello.....DON'T GO!!!!!

Stay away from Santa Marinello..... it may be a quick train ride from Rome, and the private (fee) beaches are great looking BUT the men who run them will

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The Best Beaches near Rome

Looking for the best beaches near Rome? Look no further! These are beaches with azure seas and endless soft sand, paradise right on the doorstep of Rome.

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Looking for a flight to Venice or Verona?

Looking for a flight to Venice or Verona? Our guide is essential reading. From anywhere in Europe or the USA we have your best options.

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