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A city of the past: Venice’s historic hotels

Venice is one of Italy’s most fascinating historic cities. There’s a story behind every building, street and even hotel – as our Direct Marketing Executive, Nikki, discovered on a recent trip…   Not long after arriving into Italy, one of the hoteliers told me that “Venice is to be lived like a city of the past”. It’s not surprising [ ...More ]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival is almost here, so we’ve taken a look at the history and traditions that have made Carnival one of the most spectacular events in Italy. Whether it’s the elaborate masks and costumes, the nights full of dining and dancing or the spectacular performances, Carnival is a truly magical time to visit Venice. The [ ...More ]

6 of Italy’s Most Colourful Places

Blue Monday is nearly upon us, so we feel it’s time to inject a little more colour into our lives. And what better way than to take a look at some of Italy’s most colourful towns and villages? From pastel-painted houses to rainbow-hued buildings, these colourful places are guaranteed to brighten your mood. They’re made [ ...More ]

What to See at the Venice Biennale 2017

Venice Biennale is one of the world’s most important arts organisations. It’s best known for annual exhibitions on contemporary art, dance, film and more, including the famous Venice International Film Festival. 2017 will see La Biennale di Venezia host the 57th International Art Exhibition, first founded in 1895. Here’s what art lovers can expect to [ ...More ]

How to Spend 48 Hours in Venice

Like many of Italy’s famous destinations, you could spend days wandering, exploring, and eating your way through Venice. But the city also makes the perfect weekend break. With 48 hours in Venice, you can be sure to tick off many of its highlights. Here’s how you could do it:   DAY ONE 08:00 Start your [ ...More ]