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...Veneto’s signature bubbly, prosecco.Epic GrandeurNever was a thoroughfare so aptly named as the Grand Canal, reflecting the glories of Venetian architecture lining its banks. At the end of Venice’s signature waterway, Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco add double exclamation points. But wait until you see what’s hiding in narrow backstreets: neighbourhood churches lined with V...
About the only resemblance Venice has to its Italian namesake is that it's an island in the sea. Venice has scenic, tan-sand beaches but is otherwise an extremely quiet seaside town that's most popular with retirees and fam...
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...ard not to feel a little envious sometimes, but it's even harder not to fall madly in love.Cultural RichesThe French may rightfully brag about Paris, but Italy's showstopping cities include Venice, Florence and Rome. Epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, this sun-kissed overachiever groans under the weight of its cultural catalogue: it's in Italy that you'l...
...moments: a cracked-ice, jazz-age cocktail on Beverly Blvd, a hike high into the Hollywood Hills sagebrush, a swirling pod of dolphins off Point Dume, a pink-washed sunset over a thundering Venice Beach drum circle, the perfect taco. And her night music. There is always night music.
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Whoever keeps circulating the rumour that you need a hedge-fund to enjoy Venice needs some serious tips from the inside: enjoy the watery weirdness of Venice by buying a 12-hour vaporetto ticket (€13). This allows you to take in the 50 palaces, six churches, four bridg...
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In this month's Lonely Planet Magazine, Alison Bing, author of Lonely Planet's Venice & The Veneto City shares her insider knowledge, mapping out her perfect day in the European city she has come to know so well. From the instant the day’s first sunbeam hits the Grand Ca...
Located just across the canal bearing its name, Giudecca is Venice minus the plastic trinkets, touts and camera-toting tourists. History In spite of its moniker, Giudecca was never a Jewish ghetto. Instead, this collection of eight islands (joined by the t...
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