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  • 5 places near Venice to visit on a day trip

    Venice

    5 places near Venice to visit on a day trip

    If you’re planning more than just a Venice day trip and want to take a few days to enjoy a bigger tour of Italy, you might be interested in other places to visit near Venice that you could add to your itinerary. Today, we’re sharing some of our favourite places within easy reach of Venice. […]

  • Visiting Croatia in Winter: is it worth it?

    Croatia

    Visiting Croatia in Winter: is it worth it?

    If you’re on a budget but keen to visit Croatia, winter is a great time to go. If you’re planning a getaway this winter, here’s why we reckon Croatia makes the perfect destination outside the main summer holiday season. Croatia in winter: things to do It’s primarily known as a summer destination, which means that […]

  • Rialto Bridge: The Oldest Bridge on Venice’s Grand Canal

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    Rialto Bridge: The Oldest Bridge on Venice’s Grand Canal

    If you’re planning your Venice day trip, there are a few landmarks you definitely won’t want to miss. One of them is the majestic ‘Ponte di Rialto’ or Rialto Bridge, famously immortalised by artists such as Canaletto and even mentioned by Shakespeare, whose Shylock asks, “What news on the Rialto?” in The Merchant of Venice. […]

  • What to do in Santa Croce, Venice

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    What to do in Santa Croce, Venice

    As you’ll know if you read our recent post on the ‘Sestieri’, Santa Croce, Venice is one of the six districts that make up this unique city. If you arrive in Venice by bus, you’ll get off in the Santa Croce district at the city’s Piazzale Roma bus terminal. If you’re hoping to get a […]

  • Travel with dogs in Croatia: is Croatia Dog Friendly?

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    Travel with dogs in Croatia: is Croatia Dog Friendly?

    Nobody likes to leave their beloved pet at home while they go on holiday, so why not take your dog with you? If you’re hopping on the Venice – Croatia ferry, there’s no reason why your best friend can’t join you for the adventure. Here are some things to think about if you’re planning on […]

  • Jewish Quarter, Venice: All About the Ghetto

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    Jewish Quarter, Venice: All About the Ghetto

    Head to the Cannaregio district and you’ll find an interesting slice of Venetian history: the city’s Jewish Quarter, known as the Ghetto. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Venice’s Jewish population had to live in this area of the city, where the large number of people meant the buildings had to be taller to fit […]

  • The Sestieri: the Six Venice Areas

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    The Sestieri: the Six Venice Areas

    Other cities have ‘quarters’, but in Venice, areas of the city are known as “sestieri”. So how many districts does Venice have, and what are the main things to do in each one? Here’s a quick lowdown on the six districts of Venice. 1. San Marco As the name of this district suggests, San Marco […]

  • How to go kayaking in Venice

    Experiences, Venice

    How to go kayaking in Venice

    Venice is a city built on water, so exploring its atmospheric canals from the perspective of a boat is a must. But can you kayak in the Venice canals? Although the city has recently implemented a ban on kayaking, there are still some parts of Venice’s intricate system of canals where you can enjoy this […]

  • How to see Venice’s Regata Storica

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    How to see Venice’s Regata Storica

    If you’re heading to Venice in early September, there’s an exciting event you won’t want to miss. The Regata Storica, or Historical Regatta, is held on Sunday 1 September and is an awesome spectacle that your whole family will enjoy. Here’s what you need to know about visiting this unique event. Regata Storica: Venice at […]

  • Tunalicious Porec: what you need to know

    Croatia, Experiences

    Tunalicious Porec: what you need to know

    If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, there’s a festival you need to know about. Tunalicious Porec is a street food festival that runs from 31 August to 7 September in one of Istria’s most popular seaside resorts. From gourmet dinners to an international tuna fishing competition, there’s lots going on during this […]