10 Things NOT To Do In Venice (And 10 To Do Instead)

view inside bridge of sighs.

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons Venice has become a city of tourists. And sadly, that can take the shine off your trip with large crowds, tourist menus, and inflated prices. However, with a bit of planning, you can turn a potentially disappointing visit into a trip to remember. Here are my … Read more

Venice Entry Fee 2024 – Everything You Need to Know

Venice Access Fee map of where the fee applies.

On 25 April 2024, Venice’s Access Fee will come into force. It will impact every visitor who goes to Venice on specific dates in 2024 (even if you’re staying overnight in the city). In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about the fee, including the dates impacted, how to pay the fee, … Read more

The Best Day Trips from Venice – Discover Northern Italy

Rolle Prosecco Region

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons The floating city of Venice has long been north-eastern Italy’s most famous destination. And rightly so. With its winding canals, grand palaces, and luxurious piazzas, Venice has earned its place high on many travellers’ bucket lists. So, why would you want to leave the city that … Read more

21 Most Popular Places to Visit in Venice, Italy

Grand Canal in Venice

Last Updated on January 24, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons As Alexander Herzen once said, “To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.” And Venice is just that. One of … Read more

8 Best Regions of Italy For Your Next Vacation

Valley of Temples in Sicily Italy

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons Italy is made up of 20 official regions. Each has its own unique history, landscape, culture and even cuisine. Understanding the different regions is crucial when planning a trip to Italy. Do you want to cruise down the canals of Venice in Veneto, admire the Renaissance … Read more

15 Best Things To Do In Padua Italy

Canal in Padua Italy with bright houses

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons Padua may not be as well known as many other Italian cities, such as Venice, Verona, Treviso or Bologna, which is one of the reasons you should put Padua on your list of things to do in Italy. Not only is, Padua is one of the … Read more

How To Get To Venice From The Airport

speed boat in Venice italy

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons If you’re heading to Venice to see the sights, 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, … Read more

15 Best Things To Do in Treviso Italy

Treviso Canals

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons 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’, … Read more

The Best Italian Christmas Markets to Visit

Italy Christmas Markets

Last Updated on January 24, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons 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 … Read more