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Festa del Redentore

It is no longer a secret that the most interesting and stimulating party Venice has to offer is that of the ‘Redentore’ …

Water Park

Sunday, 8th June, we heard the starter gun go off at nine o’clock in the morning. It was left to our imagination …

Italian National Day 2 June

Today certainly wasn’t the actual Italian National Day (Festa della Repubblica) – that happens tomorrow, the same day as my husband’s birthday, …

Japanese karaoke?

I felt I had been transported to another place yesterday morning – I was woken by the sweetest male voice singing in …

Venice in unexpected places

This brief post is not intended as a book review, but simply as a pointer to yet another piece of creative writing …

Pasquetta Picnic

Traditionally, Easter Monday — Pasquetta as it’s called in Italian — is a day for getting out with friends and family for …

Why Venice?

As I’m sure many of you are aware, the image and name of Venice have been exploited world-wide to sell bras, cars …

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