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The Best Three and Four Star Hotels in Venice Italy

Which are the best three and four star hotels in Venice Italy? These are my picks. P.S. I include only hotels which I can recommend with confidence - you won't find any long lists like on other big sites - these are personal, genuine recommendations.

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Venice Italy Vacation Rentals

Venice vacation rentals, the best way to really live the city & feel like a local. I love going to the outdoor market, coming home laden with local produce & great wine to cook up a pasta dish.

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Summer in Italy

Ever experienced a summer in Italy? Well, we've a way that you can bring the sunshine and happiness of an Italian summer home with you.

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Shopping in Venice - The Guide

Shopping in Venice is wonderful but you can get lost in a maze of souvenir shops. You'll avoid that if you know where to go. Discover the best places to shop - from markets to designer stores.

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The Venice Food and Recipe Guide

The Veneto and Venice Food and Recipe guide focuses on the great cuisine of this Italian region. We also share recipes and stories from elsewhere in Italy too: you simply have to try our Cannoli recipe.

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Fall in Love with Padova

City of bicycles, City of canals, City of medieval wonders. Padova is all of this and much more.

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Venice Tourism and the Undiscovered Venetian Wonders

Venice is not only the Bridge of Sighs and St Marks Square. There is a whole lot more to this great city. Join me, Maria, exploring the Venetian wonders few ever discover.

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The Best Southern Italian Destinations

South of Rome we go, taking you on a journey discovering the very best Southern Italian destinations. You may know of some of them but others I am sure you have never heard of.

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The Best Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy

Which is the best of all the luxury hotels in Venice Italy? Read my insider’s guide and discover the answer. Awaiting you are not only the five best Venetian luxury hotels but...

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Veneto Italy - An Insiders Guide

Veneto Italy is full of secrets, a place of great natural beauty, ancient medieval villages and two of the greatest cities on earth. Discover one of Italy's most beautiful regions...

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Venice Italy - The 6 Things you HAVE to See

There's so much to see in Venice Italy that you can become overwhelmed. Before you despair, here is the list of the 6 sights you absolutely must see and everything you need to know about them.

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Visiting Venice Temptations

Ever considered visiting Venice Italy? Here is the final temptation you need. Tell me you don't want to pack after seeing this!

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Flights to Venice Bargain Finder Guide

All you need to know about flights to Venice Italy and an insider guide to the beautiful cities of Venice and Verona. However you get here make sure you do. Everyone should see Venice and Verona.

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Looking for a flight to Venice or Verona?

Looking for a flight to Venice or Verona? Our guide is essential reading. From anywhere in Europe or the USA we have your best options.

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Christmas in Italy? Everything You Need is Here!

Planning a Christmas in Italy? I have everything you need - advice on Italian Christmas traditions, insider tips, weather, great value accommodation picks and a guide to the best restaurants.

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Discovering the Best of Venice

The best of Venice - 6 experiences you simply must have if you are visiting Venice. Here is the list...

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12 Reasons to Move to Italy Now

Need a push to get going? Here are 12 Reasons to Move to Italy now and start living your life the dolce vita way.

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So Typically Italian - The 15 that Top the List

Even when far away from Italy there are 15 things that are typically Italian, reminding me of Italy whenever I encounter them. They make me long to return and some of them even reduce me to tears.

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Visiting Burano - Venice Colored Bright

When the crowds of Venice start getting on your nerves and your mood turns grey that's when you need to color your life bright... with a little Burano.

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Soave - Medieval Village & Home to the Famous Soave Wine

Soave dates back to Roman times, one of the best preserved medieval villages in Italy with a towering castle, ancient city walls and vineyard covered hills. A magical village to enchant...

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Authentic and Italian - Our Tiramisu Recipe

Need a tiramisu recipe? You won't find any better than this one - it is 100% authentic Italian.

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The Best Beach on Lake Garda

Discover the best beach on Lake Garda, ranging from sandy to shingle, we have them all and a lot of other stunning Italian beaches too.

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Lake Garda, Lake Maps, Beaches, Restaurants and much more.

Need a romantic getaway? Looking for a family holiday? Whatever you want Lake Garda has something suited to you. Let me share its secrets...

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Torbole sul Garda - Love at First Sight

Breathtaking Torbole sul Garda has prime position on Lake Garda. Surrounded by huge mountain peaks, and with a view due south down the entire lake, it is hard not to fall in love at first sight.

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The Veneto & Venice Itinerary

Visiting Venice? Want to explore a little of the wonderful Veneto region in which Venice is located? Then our Veneto & Venice Itinerary is just what you need.

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THE Guide to Car Hire in Venice Italy

The Car Hire in Venice Italy Guide explores some of the better car rental options available in Italy and offers some invaluable tips.

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War Memorials in Calabria

In every town here in Calabria that I have seen, there is a Monumento ai Caduti. A monument to the fallen, their young men who gave their live-in two world wars.

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What makes Italy Special and Unique?

Discovered, 20 things which make Italy special and unique? Be it an undiscovered village or dinner at a tiny restaurant in a marvelous hill top town you will find the best of Italy here...

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Mamma's Italian Meatballs Recipe

My mamma makes the BEST Italian meatballs recipe. Yes, the BEST. They are to die for and if you don't believe me, you must cook up a pot of them yourself. I dare you...

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A View to Die For in Anacapri

In July of 1972, as a recent college grad on a tight budget, myself and two friends were beyond blessed to stay in the Hotel Caesar Augustus using our

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Venice Tourist Attractions - The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the loveliest Venice tourist attractions. Looking across from San Marco the island of San Giorgio is a splendid sight indeed.

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