What is it about Venice that makes us love her so? What makes Venice one of those cities that people love….even if they have never been there? The bridges? The glass? The canals? The gondolas? The gondoliers? The mystique? Truth be told, I didn’t like Venice the first time I was there. The crowds. The pushing. The shoving. The crowds. The flooded p...

One of the most suggestive Italian cities is located at North, precisely in Veneto: it is Treviso, also called “Little Venice“, a city full of canals including the Buranelli, which create an almost magical atmosphere. Let’s see how these channels are born and what to see in Treviso! You may have heard of the famous Buranelli canal, also called Midd...

As every year since 2012, World Snow Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January. Sponsored by the International Ski Federation, the event aims to promote skiing and snowboarding, which have declined among all winter sports in recent years. Therefore, the initiative is aimed at reversing this negative trend and bringing people closer to snow-r...

The Italian Renaissance ushered in a new era of art and culture across Italy, lasting hundreds of years. While Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo were leading the art of the High Renaissance, another school of painting was forming in Northern Italy that was based on its own set of creative values. The Venetian School produced exquisite wo...

One of Venice's most iconic landmarks is opening its doors for the first time in 500 years after a restoration project by a British architect, revealing its Renaisaance-era architecture and stunning gilt ceilings. The Procuratie Vecchie in St Mark's Square is one of the Italian city's most recognised facades, forming the colonnaded perimeter of the...

Italian national team curler Stefania Constantini grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a mountain town well known for winter sports in Veneto’s southern Alps. As a little girl, she swam, played tennis, skied and even danced hip hop, but it was curling that stole her heart at age 8. “The moment I started playing curling, a spark ignited,” the 22-year-old s...

The Pile Dwellings around the Alps represent the remains of prehistoric human settlements in the Alpine and subalpine regions. It is a trans-European site covering an extensive area of six countries. These extraordinary ancient remains are located in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. A total of 111 sites attest to settlemen...

Italian authorities have announced they will introduce limitations on the number of people allowed into Venice, in an attempt to reduce mass tourism in the City of Canals. Previous data showed around 100,000 tourists were able to stroll through the city's squares every day up until now. But in a few weeks, it will no longer be possible to visit the...

ROMEO AND JULIET IS ONE of the most famous tragedies in literary history and is set in the city of Verona, Italy. While the story is just a play written by William Shakespeare, the tourism it generates for the Italian city is very real. One of the most visited landmarks in Verona is Juliet’s Balcony, located inside what is called the “House of Juli...

Back in 2008, the multi-million dollar Ponte della Costituzione footbridge opened after several delays and cost overruns, and things quickly took a literal nosedive from there. Designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and built over the Grand Canal near Venice’s train station, the structure was intended to symbolize Venice’s modernity, but...