Venice

Off the Beaten Path in Venice: Exploring the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

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When I see tourists and travelers in Venice, I often think of them as children in a huge ice-cream parlor: overwhelmed by the great variety of flavours, they’ll look around dazzled by such diverse supply but will probably end up ordering the most common tastes. In the same way, the typical Venetian tour will lead you to the usual “top things to see”, which, [...]

Hotels We Love: JW Marriott Venice

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My Venice memories go like this: my family (six people!) went on vacation (a road trip) in Istria, Croatia in a (tiny!) two-bedroom apartment. One day we decided to hop on a boat and get our butts over to Venice. What followed was a day of chasing each other up and down the streets, bridges and squares. It was extremely hot, the streets were packed (surprise[...]

Island-hopping around Venice - Burano

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The village of Murano is the typical choice when looking to island hop in Venice. Situated about 15 minutes from Venice and home to the glass blowing industry, its mini network of canals are dotted with incredible shops, galleries and workshops where you can buy one of a kind pieces of jewelry and art and watch the experts at work. But this isn’t a story abo[...]