Category Archives: Venice and the Veneto

30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 9: Venice

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Today, the sun is out and the sky is blue.  It’s a different Venice from the rainy and cold version we have gotten to … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 8: Venice

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. If yesterday was a busy day looking at Venice apartments, today’s is even more so.  At least the rain seems to be tapering off, … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 7: Venice

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. I have to admit that I know precious little about Venice’s acqua alta, so it seemed obvious to me that the recent rains must … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 6: Venice

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals.   Having said our goodbyes in Trento, we get back to the A4 highway and drive east to Venice.  We’re excited, as we haven’t … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 5: Trento

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. The drive from Lake Como to Trento takes about three hours, and it would have gone much faster had it not been for the … Continue reading

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Give me four good reasons why I should go to Venice this year

It’s almost time for Carnevale di Venezia, the annual bash that comes just before the beginning of Lent. This year’s celebration begins on Saturday February 6 and culminates in the grand party known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) on February … Continue reading

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Epiphany Celebration in Venice

The Feast of the Epiphany is a national holiday in Italy and is celebrated on January 6. It honors the 12th day of Christmas when the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger. Italy’s traditional celebration includes the tale of … Continue reading

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