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Daily Italian Doses | Venice Manners

While we are talking about Venice, let’s talk about manners.  Better brush up on your etiquette or face the authorities.  High on the list?  Throw away your trash and no swimsuits in the main piazza…..

For full article, click here.

Hey....at least it's not a swimsuit!

Hey….at least it’s not a swimsuit!

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Daily Italian Doses | Venice boat travel

Think a gondola is the only way to go in Venice?  Think again.  I found this great article recently that showed 9 ways to travel by boat.  Personally, Traghetto is my favorite.  You feel like a local but you are scared to death you might fall off the whole time.

Nine ways to ride a boat in Venice article, click here.

3.  Venice at Locanda Orseolo

3. Venice at Locanda Orseolo

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Carnival opens in Venice

Carnival began last evening and all of Venice has come to life with color.  Enjoy the video and photos below!

Venice Carnival Canal Water Show

Photos Courtesy of Carnival of Venice

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Italy in the News: Phone Sex, WWI arsenal found, Trevi repairs and the death of a Cardinal

Headlines from the week of Aug 26-Sept 1

Courtesy of Gizmodo

(ANSA) – Giving phone sex for money does not make you a prostitute, as long as it’s done solely with the mind, not with the body, Italy’s supreme court ruled on Friday. Read More

(Guardian) –  As the Venice Biennale of Architecture kicks off today, we head to Cannaregio and discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the city’s tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life.  Read More

(ANSA) –  Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini died from Parkinson’s disease on Friday at the age of 85.     The former archbishop of Milan and highly esteemed member of the Catholic Church had been suffering from the degenerative nerve disorder for many years.  Read More

(ANSA) – Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain has been drained to make way for repairs to its facade that lost several small pieces last June, Cultural Heritage Superintendent Umberto Broccoli said on Monday.  Read More

(ANSA) –  Italian Finance Police recovered 200 pieces of World War I ammunition, which emerged from a melting glacier on a Trentino mountain peak on Friday, Finance Guard sources said.Read More

(Wa Post) – Flowers, family, found objects. If you have an iPhone, chances are you’ve started to explore the world of iPhoneography —  shooting images with your phone and, if you choose, processing them using various applications.  Read More

(ANSA) – Rome – Dripping with chocolate, covered with strawberries or laden with cream, there is a gelato to tease the tastebuds of every ice-cream lover.       It’s no surprise to learn that thousands of foreign tourists who come to Rome take time out to scour the cobbled streets of the Italian capital in search of the perfect gelato.  Read More

Courtesy of ANSA

For anyone who missed my articles about the wildfires in Italy or painted pigeons in Venice, follow the links below.

Courtesty of Julian Charrière

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Italy in the News: Phone Sex, WWI arsenal found, Trevi repairs and the death of a Cardinal

Headlines from the week of Aug 26-Sept 1

Courtesy of Gizmodo

(ANSA) – Giving phone sex for money does not make you a prostitute, as long as it’s done solely with the mind, not with the body, Italy’s supreme court ruled on Friday. Read More

(Guardian) –  As the Venice Biennale of Architecture kicks off today, we head to Cannaregio and discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the city’s tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life.  Read More

(ANSA) –  Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini died from Parkinson’s disease on Friday at the age of 85.     The former archbishop of Milan and highly esteemed member of the Catholic Church had been suffering from the degenerative nerve disorder for many years.  Read More

(ANSA) – Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain has been drained to make way for repairs to its facade that lost several small pieces last June, Cultural Heritage Superintendent Umberto Broccoli said on Monday.  Read More

(ANSA) –  Italian Finance Police recovered 200 pieces of World War I ammunition, which emerged from a melting glacier on a Trentino mountain peak on Friday, Finance Guard sources said.Read More

(Wa Post) – Flowers, family, found objects. If you have an iPhone, chances are you’ve started to explore the world of iPhoneography —  shooting images with your phone and, if you choose, processing them using various applications.  Read More

(ANSA) – Rome – Dripping with chocolate, covered with strawberries or laden with cream, there is a gelato to tease the tastebuds of every ice-cream lover.       It’s no surprise to learn that thousands of foreign tourists who come to Rome take time out to scour the cobbled streets of the Italian capital in search of the perfect gelato.  Read More

Courtesy of ANSA

For anyone who missed my articles about the wildfires in Italy or painted pigeons in Venice, follow the links below.

Courtesty of Julian Charrière

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Painted Pigeons? Only in Italy!

I’ve seen the cascade of colored balls down the Spanish Steps.  Protestors taking over the Colosseum.  Village streets clogged with soccer fans.

But I haven’t seen this yet.

Courtesy of Telegraph

courtesy of Julian Charrière

 

The pigeons of Venice (well, the lucky few) were dyed as a kick off to the 13th International Architecture Biennale.  Read more here.

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Day 9 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Living Venice

Welcome to Day 9 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

Living Venice is the ultimate site for anyone traveling here.  I recommend all visitors specifically read through her section named Venice instructions which has detailed information about using the vaporettos.  In addition to that she has great articles about eating, living and loving this city.

Feel like you belong on my list or have a favorite link to share? Let me know!!

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More Images of Tornado in Venice Today

I wanted to post a few more photos now that more news is available regarding the twister that almost hit the historical center of Venice.

Again, no deaths but 30 people have been injured.  There has been damage to buildings, crops and destruction of one of the boatyards.  ANSA has the latest article here.

Courtesy of Vos Iz Neias

Courtesy of IPS

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Tornado Rips Across Venice Italy

As if worries about sinking aren’t enough.

Today a tornado swept across several islands within the Venice lagoon causing damage to trees and boats but sparing lives.

This link shows amateur video footage of the tornado from several different areas within the lagoon.  Click here.

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Featured Photo Friday | Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice

Burano

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