Travel to Veneto
If you look at the Veneto region as a visitor, you will see a very varied picture, because apart from the great attraction that is Venice, the region is made up of vineyards, where most of the sparkling wine comes from. Then we have the endless Po Valley and the Po Delta, which fills the Italian warehouses.
Smaller rivers like the Mincio, with ancient villages, canals like the Brenta, where the influential Venetians built their splendid villas, which we can visit today. Lake Garda, to the east, and the beautiful historic city of Verona, where we can now say "I do" on Juliet's balcony. Further to the north are the majestic Dolomites and winter resorts such as Cortina, traditionally a famous ski resort. To complete the picture, you can go along the coast to the beautiful white beaches of Bibione and then visit the Lidos of Venice. And last but not least, our favourite Italian city, the eternal city of Venice.
UNESCO World Heritage Sights
- Venice and its lagoon
- Vicenza and the Palladian villas of Veneto
- Botanical garden, Padua
- Verona (city)
You guessed it, or maybe not. Italy has one of the most packed conference agendas of any city in the world in any one month, say January you'll find conferences on Feline Dentistry to Drug Tourism, and you were wondering why the hotels were full, right? Of course, not all of these conferences are expected to attract millions of visitors to the city of Rome. I mean, how many feline dentists are there? However, I just want to make it purrrfectly (pun intended) clear that there are definitely a few events that you will want to keep an eye out for.
- Venice, enchantingly beautiful and timelessly romantic. A city that seems to float on water is ironically also a city that struggles with that same water. The phenomenon of "acqua alta," or high water, has been part of its story for centuries. But what does it really mean for the city and its people? Also in this article, an update on the entrance fee for Venice starting next year.
Italy, the land of pasta, fashion, stunning coastlines, and of course... celebrities! It's long been a hotspot for the rich and famous, but let's be honest, not every celeb is blessed with good taste. Let's take a glimpse into the glittering lives of these A-listers on Italian soil.
The story about the origin of the famous Italian dessert Tiramisu was first told to me by chef Celestino Giacomello of the famous hotel Gritti Palace in Venice. He also assured me that this dish is at least as authentic Venetian as a gondolier.