June 24 2016 / Events

Row, Row, Rowing in Venice!

Venice, Veneto

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March 30 2016 / Local Interest

Primavera in the Colli Euganei

Colli Euganei, Veneto

In full view from the A13, the Italian toll road that runs through the vast Po River Valley from nearby


March 10 2016 / Art & Archaeology

A Cameo Appearance in Venice

Venezia, Veneto

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February 24 2016 / Food & Wine

Bigoli al Tastasale

Vicenza, Veneto

You really haven’t experienced Vicenza, much less the Veneto — its regional matriarch — until you’ve sat down at the


November 17 2015 / Places

Isola di San Francesco del Deserto

San Francesco del Deserto, Veneto

An ancient island located in a Venetian lagoon is home to a Franciscan sanctuary where visitors are greeted with a


November 6 2015 / Local Interest

Stringing Together a Legacy in Venice

Venice, Veneto

Marisa is an “impiraressa”. An impiraressa creates with pearls sand authentic Venetian glass beads using long needles and 19th century


October 27 2015 / Places

A Week on the Beach at Lido di Jesolo

Lido di Jesolo, Veneto

Lido di Jesolo is a seaside resort close to Venice in northern Italy. It is on the Adriatic Sea, famous


October 7 2015 / Local Interest

La Rua: Vicenza’s Wheel of Fortune

Vicenza, Veneto

In September, Vicenza puts its best foot forward to honor both its patron saint, La Madonna di Monte Berico (Blessed Virgin Mary


July 19 2015 / Local Interest

Behind the Mask in Venice!

Venice, Veneto

Venice and masks are inseparable. It’s impossible to visit Venice and not see shops filled with fantastic designs. From the


July 3 2015 / Places

Framing Palladio: Ponte degli Alpini

Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

Normally, my satnav directs me to the front gate of a UNESCO World Heritage villa that bears the imprint of


June 3 2015 / Places

Framing Palladio: Villa La Rotonda

Vicenza, Veneto

Of all the iconic buildings, churches and monuments spread across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy that bear the imprint


May 12 2015 / Local Interest

La Gondola: The Prow and Joy of Venice

Venice, Veneto

Did you know that there are only 425 professionally licensed gondoliers in Venice? It’s true. These card-carrying members of the


April 16 2015 / Places

Tulipanomania at Parco Giardino Sigurtà

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Veneto

This note was co-authored (and photographed) by Tom Weber AND Orna O’Reilly, both ItalianNotebook contributors. We are unable to assign


March 30 2015 / Local Interest

Venice: Acqua Alta

Venice, Veneto

It was a cold, wet day and I had arrived in Venice quite unprepared for the high waters that greeted


March 9 2015 / Places

Framing Palladio: Villa Cornaro

Piombino Dese, Veneto

During its heyday, the Doges and aristocrats of Venice built like crazy more than 4,300 sprawling, warm-weather estates in the


March 5 2015 / Local Interest

Hidden Venice

Venice, Veneto

Most tourists who visit Venice do so in a tour group and never get to experience what’s really there, hidden


February 10 2015 / Events

The Masks We Wear

Venice, Veneto

The first mention of carnevale in a Venetian document goes back to 1094 A.D., so the Venetians have certainly had


January 28 2015 / Places

A Trip Down the Grand Canal

Venezia, Veneto

There are few more unforgettable moments than that first sight of Venice in all its hustle and bustle on the


December 5 2014 / Food & Wine

Savouring Venice

Venice, Veneto

Last week I joined a Venice food tour of the Rialto Markets and cicchetti tasting with wine. Many of you


November 11 2014 / Places

il Duomo di Vicenza

Vicenza, Veneto

Sometimes I don’t have to travel at all to find material to write about and photograph. And, this is one