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 […]

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 […]

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

A gondolier steers through a bridge in Venice - 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 […]

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

St Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square - 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 […]

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

Gondolas with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background

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, […]

The Best Views in Venice Italy

Gondola and San Giorgio Island - The Best Views in Venice

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 – […]