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Murano Glass: History without the Hard Sell

A welcome new initiative from your friends at the Musei Civici. Learn the fascinating story behind the art glass of Murano in a multifaceted tour — sans hard sell — for only €15 per person.

VeniceConnected: purchase up to 4 days in advance

Getting discounts is even more convenient: get organized up to four days in advance of your arrival and they’re yours.

A Free, Christmas E-book from Dream of Italy

Just in time for the holidays, Kathy McCabe at Dream of Italy has put together Christmas in Italy: Traditions, Travel Tips and Recipes, an e-book free for the downloading. Says Kathy, “This 35-page guide… includes all of our back content on spending the holidays in Italy as well as plenty of new articles on how…

Venice Island Concerts, Aug-Sept 2009

A Little Night Music, from The Municipalità Lido-Pellestrina FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE della MUSICA 12th EDIZIONE • SUMMER CONCERTS 2009 ACCADEMIA MUSICALE ITALIANA Direttore Artistico: M° Prof. Claudio Gasparoni Entrance is €10 per person; concerts start at 8:30 p.m. Here is the complete schedule; for additional information call 041 526 0399 or 348 20 3793.

For Donna Leon fans…

Most Venice afficianatos can’t decide who they like more, author Donna Leon or her famossimo Commissioner Guido Brunetti — whose popularity rivals that of the Piazza San Marco itself. In any case, you’ll be able to hear a rebroadcast of Leon’s appearance last April on KQED’s City Arts and Lectures tonight, at 8 p.m. PST,…