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

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

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 Venice and details on what to eat in Venice, from snacks to drinks, seafood dishes and delicious desserts!  How to Find the Best Food in…

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How to Visit Venice on a Budget

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

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 Venice is best enjoyed in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn without the summer crowds and oppressive heat when you have a good chance…

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20+ Free Things to do in Venice

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, sadly, one of the most expensive cities to visit.  However, that isn’t to say that you can’t visit Venice on a budget, as there are lots of activities you can do in Venice without breaking the bank.  I’ve found 20+ free things to do in Venice, to help you enjoy everything this city has to offer for free.  From churches and museums to bookshops, gardens and incredible views,…

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How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, including how much is a gondola ride in Venice, and how to ensure you get the best deal on your gondola.  However, cheaper may not…

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Trento: The Loveliest Italian City You’ve Never Heard Of

Trento: The Loveliest Italian City You’ve Never Heard Of

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan… Italy is not short of beautiful cities.  These are all cities you will have heard of before, even if you haven’t visited them personally.  But what about Trento?  Does that sound familiar?  Probably not!  I had never heard of Trento before visiting here as part of the Traverse blogger conference, but I am so glad I had the chance to discover Trento and the Trentino Region.  To help you explore as well, here are my favourite…

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The Best Views in Venice Italy

The Best Views in Venice Italy

I am a sucker for a good view, and for that, you usually have to go up high.  However, Venice is full of beautiful vistas from the ground up, so you don’t need to get vertigo while enjoying a beautiful view.  Here are my favourite places to visit with the best views in Venice – some of which you have to pay for, and five of which are absolutely free! The Best Free Views in Venice If you’re visiting Venice…

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2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

It had been a while since I’d been to Italy, maybe 5 or 6 years, but I hadn’t forgotten how I loved everything about it.  The beauty, the people, the sunshine, the food – OMG the food!! – and all the things which made me feel so happy there.  So, when I booked a short trip to Milan I couldn’t wait.  Although I only had 2 days in Milan, I wanted to make the most of it, so here are…

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A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre will be opening this summer, so to get a head-start on exploring this amazing city, I jetted off to Venice a couple of weeks ago. …

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Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that there is so much more to Venice than just a few touristy attractions.  I understand that if you are short of time you may not…

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Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

Palermo is famous for its street food.  Cheap and simple, street food in Palermo is a delicious way to try lots of local specialities as you explore the markets.  However, it can be a little intimidating to know what to choose and where to get it from, so I was thrilled when Palermo Street Food offered to take me on one of their tours to show me what was what. I had a complimentary guided tour courtesy of Palermo Street…

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