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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The Best of Rome Vacation Rentals

Looking for Rome Vacation Rentals? I have personally selected the best apartments to rent in Rome, you can be sure your Roman Dolce Vita will begin the moment you walk through the door.

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Piovene Rocchette - A Delightful Veneto Town

Piovene Rocchette is a pleasant little Veneto village with an interesting old town that meanders its way up the slopes of the legendary local mountain, Monte Summano.

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Venice, the Veneto and Italy in Photos

These are some of the loveliest photographs of Venice and Italy that I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe them...enjoy!

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Peschiera del Garda & Lake Garda

Magical Peschiera del Garda - one of the loveliest places to stay at on Lake Garda. Long summer evenings, piazzas filled with families, laughter and the delicious aroma of Italian cooking.

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Padua Italy Hotels & More

Padua Italy, known as Padova in Italian has to be one of the loveliest of all Italian cities in which to spend time and there is so much to see.

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Mount Baldo and other Lake Garda Wonders

Island, waterfalls, botanical gardens and the soaring Mount Baldo. You'll be stunned by the natural beauty of a landscape called by some earth's Eden.

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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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The Metropole Hotel in Venice - what you need to know before you go

The Metropole Hotel in Venice has a perfect location, right on St. Marks Square and it is billed as one of the most romantic hotels in Venice. Is this really the case? Find out...

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The Best Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy

Which is the best of all the luxury hotels in Venice Italy? Read my insider’s guide and discover the answer. Awaiting you are not only the five best Venetian luxury hotels but...

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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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Life in Florence Italy

Take five minutes out of your day and embark on this stunning visual journey exploring life in Florence Italy. A divine array of cakes and pastries at the Caffé Gilli...

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The Lake Garda Holiday Guide

The Lake Garda Holiday Guide is packed full of information on this spectacular lake. Everything you need for a holiday is here. From where to stay through to the best towns and beaches.

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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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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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Lake Garda, Lake Maps, Beaches, Restaurants and much more.

Need a romantic getaway? Looking for a family holiday? Whatever you want Lake Garda has something suited to you. Let me share its secrets...

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The Italian recipe Quiz

Discover the perfect Italian recipe for you with our quiz. There's a dish made in heaven for you!

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THE Italian Bucket List

The essential Italian Bucket List. 11 things you have to do before you die. Number two on the list is the one I love most.

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The Best Hotel in Central Rome?

There is a hotel in Rome that is so very special, where breakfast is served under the orange trees with the fragrance of orange blossom infusing the air.

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Holiday on Lake Garda - Sirmione

Sirmione is an absolutely exquisite little jewel and far too good to miss. No holiday on Lake Garda should exclude a visit. What to see? Well be sure you visit…

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The Good Lake Garda Hotel Guide - Personally Selected by a Local

Need a good Lake Garda hotel? Here is our carefully selected choice of the best hotels around Lake Garda

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Discover the Jewish Ghetto of Venice Italy

The Jewish or Hebrew ghetto of Venice was the first ghetto for Jews in Europe and was the place where the word first originated. Read more in our guide.

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Gardaland - Italy's Best Theme Park

Gardaland is one of the top theme parks in Europe. Our guide has everything you need to know about the park. From where to stay through to the best rides.

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Garda Town - One of Garda's Loveliest Towns

Garda Town is situated on a magnificent bay surrounded by hills, located halfway up the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Visiting Lake Garda? Then this town should be one of the five to consider.

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A Guide to the Best Florence Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels

A handful of hotels and bed and breakfasts that you really should consider looking at if you're visiting Florence.

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The Doges Palace Guide

The Doges Palace is one of those great buildings that tends to exceed even the highest expectations. On a sunny day the building seems to almost float above the Piazza.

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Riva my home ( I wish)

I have visited lago di Garda five times in sixteen years, three times to Riva. Being an elderly gent it is just the right holiday for me. The culture,

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The Desenzano del Garda Travel Guide

Desenzano del Garda offers the best nightlife on Garda, great shopping, excellent restaurants and good hotels. Visit our Lake Garda guide for everything Garda related.

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Inside Castello in Venice Italy

Castello in Venice is a get away from the theme park feel of St. Marks Square. In some ways this is small town Italy, old ladies gossiping in the squares and kids playing in the lanes.

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Cannaregio Venice - The Undiscovered City

Cannaregio Venice boasts some of the city's finest architecture. Cheaps hotels in Venice are rare but this area offers some good options. Join me, Maria, discovering my Venice.

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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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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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An Insiders Guide to the Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast

Fragrance of jasmine & lemons in the air, colorful cottages tumble down to azure seas far below. This convent is the best hotel on the Amalfi coast...

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