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[16 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Fall in love in Verona

Valentine ’s Day, for many a minefield, others looked at it with disdain of a huge marketing campaign, maybe a day invented by the greeting cards company? Others felt the romance in the air on this special day.
For Chris and I, the V-Day was a great way to experience Verona romantic sights but also to play tourists and visit some of its popular attractions. That’s right, many sightseeing in Verona, as in other cities around Italy, participated to the event “Fall in love with art” promoting 2-for-1 on admissions to …

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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Veneto designer outlets: looking fabulous at rock-bottom prices

Veneto has not only countless historically and natural treasures but also hidden fashion secrets. It’s no new that Italy is home to legendary fashion brands, trendy fashion shows and upscale boutiques but, what you might not know, is that most of the fashion houses have outlet or discounted stores.
The most famous are probably the one for brands such Fendi, Prada, Gucci around Milan, the fashion capital, and Florence but Veneto is the headquarters for many renowned brands such Diesel, Replay, Bottega Veneta, Benetton and many more and therefore has a …

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sensational Venice Carnival 2010

If I said Carnival which city would it evokes? Not Rio, remember this is a blog about Veneto.. hellooo?
Of course, Venice where else, this world-famous, old-centuries event that at its origin enabled people of all social classes to mix and mischief together (the masks helped people remain anonymous ) which takes place in the stunning setting of the only pedestrian and maybe also the most romantic city in the world.

Are you planning to be among the thousands folks that, as last year, will gather along Venice streets? Surely every …

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[3 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Foodie guide to the winter flower of Veneto: the Radicchio

The pride of the Venetian cuisine, the radicchio makes its grand appear on our tables all throughout winter, from November till early April, a seasonal delicacy worth it waiting for.This colourful chicory, diffused in Veneto, has a very distinctive, sometimes slightly bitter taste although not many know that radicchio can be a “sweet and gentle” revelation. A versatile ingredient that gives that purple touch and unique flavour to many of our regional dishes.