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  • Go see the Regata Storica in Venice

    Image by Norma Gòmez (Flickr/Creative Commons)

    Gondolas will parade down Rialto Bridge for the Regata Storica – a historic tradition which celebrates barges racing down the Grand Canal Regata Storica is one of Venice’s most beautiful traditions. If you’re going on holiday to Italy this year, then make sure you see the Regatta Storica on the first Sunday of September. Venice will be reviving […]

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  • Beautiful Christmas Food Markets in Italy

    Bolzano Christmas Market

      Italian Christmas markets are perfect for backpackers looking to experience the real Italy. With their strong family traditions and emphasis on nativity displays and beautifully sourced local food, mercatino di Natale’s capture the best of the festive season. Come and explore the Alpine wonders of the Trentino Alto Adige region and witness what is […]

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  • Cannaregio – the Venice most tourists miss


    Escaping the crowds in Venice can be a serious challenge, but fortunately it still has a few remote areas untouched by mass tourism. Surprisingly few visitors go to Cannaregio, a quiet, residential district home on the northern shore of the island. With its rickety wooden bridges and green canals, Cannaregio is the closest you’ll get to experiencing Venetian life […]