When in Venice, Eat as the Venetians Do

by Tui Snider on March 1, 2012

Venice gondolas. (photo by Tui Snider)

Take a Stroll through the Shadows Like many people, when I hear the phrase, “Italian food,” the first dishes to come to mind are pizza and pasta. Both are certainly Italian, but they are not the specialties for every region. For instance, while it’s possible to get pizza in Venice, the best is in southern […]

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Hiring a Gondola in Venice

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 1, 2012

Gondola on canal in venice italy

Can there be a more iconic experience of Venice than a ride in a gondola? For centuries this flat-bottomed boat was the primary means of transportation and moving goods within the city Venice, but today they are primarily used for sightseeing by visitors, weddings and funerals, and the occasional regatta. So yes, riding on a […]