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A Dark Venice Alley Hides a Dining Delight

Rick Steves | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Nearly every evening I'm out prowling the streets in search of the latest places to eat for my guidebooks. (I'm usually with local guides who help me ...

How To Visit Venice, According To Real Italians

La Repubblica | D | Posted 06.09.2015 | Style

By Paolo Apice Photo credits: ©Courtesy City of Venice. One of the most visited cities in the world is changing before our eyes, swallowing up qu...

Caution: This Island Will Blind You With Cuteness

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel

Winter has us craving a little color. With snow piling up left and right, we're not quite in the mood for another icy cabin getaway or snow-covered pe...

With Risotto, It's Never Too Late To Learn

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.25.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

With this single, simple enhancement -- stirring harder and faster -- you will find your risottos gaining the perfect consistency that is too often missing, even in restaurants.

Oh Venice, You're Pretty

Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel

We knew we loved you, Venice, but we love you even more in spooky black and white. The fine folks at Getty have mastered the art of European cities...

Venetian Glassblowing

Rick Steves | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

While we all pride ourselves in getting away from the tourist clichés, as a tour operator I'm also excited about maximizing the classic experiences -...

The Gondola Experience

Rick Steves | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Another Venice cliché, which I absolutely love, is the gondola ride. Sure, it's expensive (about $160 for a 50-minute ride). But the cost (and romanc...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

In May I'll give myself a little vacation. This year, I'm booked on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour--the same route I drove in my minibus back in t...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna

Rick Steves | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Acqua Alta Is Back In Venice And It's As Pretty As Ever

Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Every now and again (but really in the fall and winter), heavy rains, high winds and bizarro tides couple up to create Acqua Alta, which is a pain in ...

Apparently, Coffee In St. Mark's Square Will Cost You

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel

ROME (Reuters) - Tourists going to Venice beware - and make sure you read the fine print. Everyone knows the lagoon city can be expensi...

See Italy With Great Tour Guides

Kathy McCabe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

Italy is so incredibly rich in history, culture, art and gastronomy that it is challenging to take in its many layers without consulting an expert.

PHOTOS: Venice Carnival Gets Snowy

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

As Venice’s annual Carnival celebration comes to a close, the city has been flooded by Acqua Alta and melting snow. The coincidence of the 15th high...

'Monster' Cruise Ships Threaten Venice

Agence France Presse | Gildas Le Roux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

A year on from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the luxury liners that ply the waters just in front of St Mark's Square in Venice are stirrin...

The Ebb And Flow Of A Life In Venice

Orin Starn | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Orin Starn

If you wander down the right back alley, you can still find the surviving remnants of a functioning Italian city -- a playground, a tailor, a basketball court, an upholsterer, a yoga class, a pet shop, a funeral parlor.

Your Venice Trip Guide

Fathom | Amanda Marsalis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel

Photographer Amanda Marsalis was born to travel (her father was pilot; her mother, a flight attendant). Recently, she traded the freeways of Los Angel...

Venice In 24 Hours: What To See And Do

Viator | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

Rather than dwell too long on the bridge, turn right and descend into the Pescaria and Erberie, the fish and vegetable markets.

A Catholic Church With A Disney World Line...

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The people who run the big sights in Venice have generally welcomed us to film, but only when they're closed to the public.

WATCH: Beating The Crowds In Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 07.23.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The cafés on St. Mark's Square may be pretty empty in the evenings, even with the allure of their orchestras, but crowds still fill the midday streets.

Casinos And Small Changes In Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

An electric readerboard in a pharmacy window ticks down with each person who moves out or dies. Today's population: 58,756. Yesterday, it was 58,759.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Black-And-White Photos Of Venice

Posted 02.21.2012 | Travel

A new book from ASSOULINE is a must-have for lovers of Italy and anyone who's been to Venice. The stunning collection by Jean-Michel Berts was inspire...

PHOTOS: The Most Romantic City On Earth

Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

Ah Venice, how we love thee. Though there is a tax for tourists due to its sinking status, the city of canals is still one of the world's most str...

Family Travel In Venice

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

"I wouldn't live anywhere else," she tells us. "There is art everywhere."

Un-Tropical Islands Of Venice

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel
Misha Lyuve

The un-tropical islands of Venice are pure contradiction. I spent my time in Venice wondering how we make beauty accessible to the world and at the sa...

PHOTOS: Venetian Lovers' Ritual Threatened By Crackdown

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

Pairs of star-crossed lovers expressing their undying affection in one of the world's romantic cities might soon be facing legal action. As Spiege...