Articles Tagged ‘Venice’

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice October 14, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Venice has long been famous for its winding canals and Renaissance architecture, and the views it provides of the setting sun. Bright colors also run rampant across Venice, as do uneven streets from the slow sinking city. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges that crosses the Grand Canal, and...

Sinking City Sees Sightseers as Savior

Sinking City Sees Sightseers as Savior August 4, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
You think your city has problems? Well, let’s see… Is it rapidly sinking into the Adriatic Sea? Does it flood every year, forcing you to walk on wooden planks, or wade through high tide? Is your city in serious need of a $33 million rescue? Didn’t think so. But Venice is. Despite its slightly soggy...

Visitors To Venice To Be Hit With New Tax To Help Pay For Restorations

Visitors To Venice To Be Hit With New Tax To Help Pay For Restorations November 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Although no amount has been settled upon yet, it seems inevitable that travelers arriving in Venice via airplane, train, or cruise ship will be charged an entrance tariff. The Telegraph reports that many of the 20+ million visitors to Venice are only day-trippers who bring their own food with them, thus...

Female Gondolier Breaks Into 900 Year Old Men’s Club

Female Gondolier Breaks Into 900 Year Old Men’s Club August 18, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
I never thought of it during my trip to Venice a few years ago, but now that it’s mentioned, yeah. I don’t remember seeing any female gondoliers there. And that’s because there weren’t any. Until now. Giorgia Boscolo — a mother of two — has earned the right to officially...

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In August 10, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Really, how scary can a fern be? What about a ficus? A privet? Shrubs seem pretty harmless… that is, until they all band together to become a maze! Befuddling Alice in Wonderland, stumping Napoleon, and fully scaring the heck out of Hitler, hedge mazes have been around for centuries, delighting...