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Ladies Living Venice, in Oxford and on the Thames

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A group of women vogatrici from the Remiera Giudecca rowing club, called Un Po di Donne (a few women), organized a vacation abroad, vogando (rowing Venetian style): starting and ending in Oxford, up and down the River Thames.

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Italy: Instructions for Use

Not what, not where – but HOW: like having an expert in your pocket. For France and Greece, too! Called "a boon" by Publishers Weekly!

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Buongiorno, VeneziaUnica (addio, VeniceConnected)

VeneziaUnica Composer

VeneziaUnica is the new portal the offers advance purchase for all passes and services you’ll use while you’re visiting the city. The online portal was activated October 7, 2013, replacing and eventually expanding on other online venues like VeniceConnected, Venicecard, with more likely to shift there in the future. FOR TRAVELERS Just passing through? Use…

Last minute holiday giveaway, til midnight tomorrow!

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Hurry and leave Susan Van Allen a comment about who inspired your love for Italy for a chance to win a heap of wonderful Italy-inspired books.

Sirens announce “code red” high tide.

Tricks only this Halloween in Venice. The 140 cm tide is acqua molto alta—very high—and the 35kph winds and accompanying rains keep treaters and everyone else holed up this All Saints’ Eve.

Hop-on, Hop-off Vaporetto dell’Arte eliminated.

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The Vaporetto dell’Arte debuts June 1, and with any luck will allow curious ticket holders to travel more comfortably, and more informed.

Grandi Navi: Two Demonstrations say “Open Season”

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There’s lots of activity around the opening of “cruise season” in Venice, and citizens are mobilizing to continue to protest their presence. It’s a rainy weekend in the forecast, so it’s hard to say what the participation might be. In the meantime, here’s a rough translation from their Facebook page:

The cruise season resumes in full force the weekend of April 14 and 15: as many as 9 (nine!) ships will arrive and depart this Saturday and Sunday…