March 30 2012 / Events

Extraordinary Maintenance

Venice, Veneto

Manutenzione ordinaria (ordinary maintenace) and manutenzione straordinaria (Extraordinary Maintenance) are two legal terms often used in Italian leases. However, the

September 16 2010 / Local Interest

Orsoni: A Venetian Artiturismo

Venezia, Veneto

Nestled behind high walls, hidden from its Cannaregio neighbors, resides the Orsoni mosaic foundry. A fully functioning bottega (workshop) since

July 26 2010 / Local Interest

Corners in Venice

Venice, Veneto

Keep an eye out and one of the many architectural features that will intrigue you on your next visit to

May 14 2009 / Local Interest

Old World Bookshop


It is encouraging to find a bookshop that has survived the trinket establishments in this tourist challenged city. The Old

December 10 2008 / Places

The Island Cemetery

San Michele, Venice

Venice’s cemetery is, fittingly enough, an island. It seems odd as a tourist destination, but if time allows, a visit

November 24 2008 / Local Interest

The Vegetable Boat


If you’ve been to Venice more than once, chances are that you’ve passed by this scene… the vegetable boat. Located

October 23 2008 / Places

Potty Over Pozzi


Here’s a bewitching subject to discover and think about during your next visit to this magical city… Walk down a

July 16 2008 / Local Interest

Mask Maker Bottega Mondonovo


Mondonovo is a small workshop near the Accademia. Mask shops are ubiquitous in Venice due to the wide-spread use of

June 19 2008 / Local Interest



It isn’t easy to find (nothing is in Venice), but it’s worth the effort! After receiving conflicting directions from several

June 12 2008 / Local Interest

The Squero of San Trovaso


That the gondola is Venice’s most important watercraft is a given . . . there cannot be one without the