Make Your Own Murano Glass Jewellery in Venice

Massimiliano Calderone in his workshop - Make your own Venetian Glass Jewellery in Venice

Murano Glass is famous the world over.  Glass has been made in Venice for over 1000 years, and since the 13th century, the glass furnaces moved to the island of Murano.  After seeing a Murano glass blowing demonstration, I wanted something a little more hands-on to learn more about Murano glass and the art of […]

How Many Days in Venice is Enough?

Rialto Bridge in Venice - How Many Days in Venice Itinerary Planning

If you are planning to visit Venice but aren’t sure how much time to spend in the city, this post will cover my suggestions for how many days to spend in Venice, and how to plan your Venice itinerary to perfection.  Of course, your decision may be influenced by various factors, from how much money […]

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

A Double Room in Wombat's Venice

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened […]

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna Italy at Sunset - Exploring Bologna in One Day

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

The Pyramids of Segonzano in Trentino stone formations with a beautiful alpine view in the background - Reasons to Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was […]

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Things to do in Burano - Admire the Colourful Houses

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  […]

What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

Carnival Mask - What to Buy in Venice

Souvenir shopping in Venice can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of shops and stalls selling an array of cheap gifts and trinkets, but if you are looking for authentic Venice souvenirs then you have to be a little choosier when deciding what to buy in Venice.  Avoid the fake knockoffs and check out these beautiful […]

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Take a Vaporetto Along the Grand Canal - A Day in Venice

There are no roads on the island of Venice, so the public transport in Venice works a little differently than other cities.  However, once you have figured it out, getting around Venice is pretty easy although it can be expensive.  I’ve written this Venice transport guide to help you figure out how to navigate Venice […]

What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

A Plate of Cicchetti - Traditional Food in Venice

I adore food, so trying local dishes and regional specialities is always high up on my agenda wherever I go! Finding the best food in Venice was a priority when I came here, and I loved trying out all the different options!  These are my recommendations for how to find the best traditional food in […]

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Taking a Gondola Ride is a Unique Experience in Venice

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget […]