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How To Get To Venice From The Airport

If you’re heading to Venice, chances are you already know that it’s known as the city of water, and for good reason. Venice is located on a group of 118 islands connected by over 400 bridges and separated by countless canals. So, if you’re traveling to this lovely northeastern city in Italy, be forewarned: a car will only get you so far. To give you an idea of how water-based Venice is, ambulances, school buses, and delivery of stock to restaurants is all done by boat. In fact, Venice has very strict transportation rules, and all motorised transport is required...Read More

15 Best Things To Do in Treviso Italy

Treviso is a city in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, which due to it's close proximity to the hugely popular tourist destination of Venice (just 26km away) is unfortunately overlooked by many visiting the region. Treviso has even been referred to as 'the gateway to Venice', with its small airport providing a low-cost alternative to flying into nearby Venice Marco Polo airport. However, what many don't realise is that Treviso is a beautiful destination in its own right, with several historic palaces, medieval city walls, a maze of pretty canals and narrow cobbled streets. Plus, not only is Treviso a...Read More

There’s a Prosecco Vending Machine in Italy – Here’s How To Visit

Worried about Coronavirus?  You can read more here. I remember the day I took my first flight on my first around the world trip. Stood at Heathrow airport, backpack on, filled with nervous excitement. I felt like all of the previous years of my life had somehow coalesced to bring me to this wonderful, life-changing, life-enhancing moment. Things would never be the same again. My whole world was about to shift. Can you picture it? It was a pretty spectacular feeling and I'm telling you that because that excitement - that sense of wonder - was nothing compared to the...Read More

Want to Taste Prosecco? Don’t Go To Trieste

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you know you're about to deliver bad news. And there's no way around it. I've had that feeling a lot recently. And it starts with an email or chat message that opens a little something like this... "What are the best Prosecco vineyards to visit near Trieste?" It's the kind of message that makes me want to go and hide under my stairs. But then I remember I'm (supposed to be) an adult and I set about delivering the blow - that the main Prosecco region is actually 2-3 hours away...Read More
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The Best Italian Christmas Markets to Visit

The Italian Christmas Markets may be less well known than their European counterparts in the likes of Germany and Switzerland, but that doesn't make Italy’s ‘Mercatino di Natale’ any less magical. From the elaborate nativity scenes to tasty local delicacies such as Panettone and vin brule (mulled wine), Italy's Christmas Markets will have you feeling festive in no time and are a great option for a European Christmas break. The Best Italian Christmas Markets Below you'll find a list of many of the best Italian Christmas Markets, starting with the bigger cities and towns, then moving on to several smaller and...Read More
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+10 Italy Travel Blog Posts To Help You Plan Your Italy Trip

It's fair to say that I've visited Italy more than any other country in the world and I've picked up a few travel tips along the way. I know that many of you will be visiting the Prosecco region of Italy as part of a broader trip to Italy and, even, Europe. So, I thought you might find it helpful if I shared with you a few of the other Italy travel blog posts I've written about visiting various parts of Italy. These are posts that I've written over on my travel blog, Indiana Jo. Courtesy of the fact that...Read More