All the water and none of the sand.

There is something about this city that causes us inhabitants to think anything that happens here is somehow interesting. It's all relative, of course; but hopefully you'll find the articles you read here così...

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.

New Hop-on, Hop-off Vaporetto sounds exclusive and informative.

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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…