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[27 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The grandest villa of the Riviera del Brenta: Villa Pisani, Stra’

The noble Pisani family’s villa, Villa Pisani Nazionale, is probably the most grandious Venetian villas along the Riviera del Brenta, tucked away in the small city of Stra’, nearby Padua.Built in the 18th century, this building is a magnificient symbol of the aristocratic family’s grandeur. Straight from the outside, the Villa welcomes the visitors with an imposign facade but it’s when you wander around its salons or lose your way in the enchanting, huge park that Villa Pisani captivates you.

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Traveling Smarter – Free WI-FI around Vicenza

Italy is catching on with the modern web world and good news is that connecting to the internet with your laptop or phone in some areas of Veneto is no longer a premium product where cafes and hotels would overcharge travelers.

After Venice gone Digital Citizenship, now you could stay connected while shopping or sightseeing around Vicenza throughout these free WI-FI spots:

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[21 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Vogalonga – Venice Carnival on water

One of the most fascinating marathon-on-water of Venice, the “Vogalonga” , is back this Sunday 23rd of May.
The “Vogalonga” (long row) is a cheerful free event to watch (either way is only €18 to participate in the rowing) that sees gondola, canoes, dragon boats, traditional Venetian rowing boats like the elegant “balotina” or any sort of imaginative craft-with-oars of any size and shapes, even crazy swimmers sometimes join along, battling in this non-competitive 30-km race across the Venice Lagoon, en route to Burano and Murano, and back down the Grand …

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Montagnana foodies’ fest – Festa del Prosciutto Veneto DOP

Montagnana might be one of the Veneto’s cities off the beaten path but to us Montagnana is no secret especially for Venetian food lovers. This small medieval town, in the province of Padua, lies among the plain between the Berican and Euganeau hills making it the perfect environment, alongside other nearby towns, to produce the Prosciutto Veneto Berico-Euganeo DOP, a delicious dry-cured, seasoned raw ham.

Every year on May the whole town centre of Montagnana turns into a tasting hall to celebrate the pride of the Prosciutto Crudo Veneto DOP, designation …