All posts tagged: Venice

Our favorite European neighbourhoods

We are lucky enough to have visited some of the most wonderful European cities more than once. The truth is that when one place fascinates us we can’t help but coming back to discover more about it. That’s how we have found our favorite areas in cities like London, Copenhagen, Paris and Venice. The reasons why we prefer these neighbourhoods are diverse: it could be a local vibe, a different atmosphere, a big concentration of nice restaurants or shops or a unique charm that simply appeals to us. Castello, Venice This is probably my favorite place in the world. The most authentic sestier of Venice, where you can get lost in the tiniest streets and practically see no one, contemplate in silence the wonderful canals and enjoy the little bit of real life that is still fighting the hordes of tourists in Venice. Here you can find our favorite accommodation in Venice, Residenze Cortenova, and one of our favorite restaurants as well, La Oliva Nera. Even though this area is not as impressive as others, it feels …

5 hours in Venice: from Santa Lucía to San Giorgio

I have to visit Venice at least once a year. It’s in my veins. I need it like my morning coffee fix. So even if it’s only for a few hours, I have to breathe that Venetian salty air that my great-grandmother used to claim was the best of the world. So during my last trip to Italy, between walks in the fields of Vicenza and road trips in Trentino, I managed to spend 5 hours in Venice. Only 5 hours. It wasn’t enought but I made the most of what I had.

Off to Copenhagen!

We’re off to Copenhagen! Even though this time of the year we usually head to the beach, we are travelling to our beloved Copenhagen to improve our slow-paced guide. Since we know you are here to read nice content, not to read us brag about our next destination, we’ve compiled some old posts that you may have missed! – A fun, colourful Peruvian restaurant in London – Clara closed her blog, but we still follow her on Instagram. Best style ever. – An afternoon in an Italian farmer’s market – The best hair treatment for frizzy hair. – Dreamy Moroccan spas – The coolest backpacks for Summer – Our favourite area in Amsterdam – We are crazy about this collection! – Looking for an off the beaten track destination? – Have you ever done this? – Last year’s beauty favourites that are still going strong – The best recipe for barbacue season. – Tips to discover a different Ibiza – My Venice.

5 Instagram accounts to follow if you are in love with Venice

To say that Venice is my favorite place in the world is an understatement (Exhibit A). If I had to pick a place to spend the rest of my days, I would choose Venice (Exhibit B, C, D and E). If I had to save one city from a meteorite, that would be Venice (Exhibit F  and G). I would give you more evidence of my inconditional love, but you get the picture. In case you don’t, here you have some articles to read. I try to visit this mesmerizing city at least once a year, but whenever I get nostalgic I check these Instagram accounts. They are abolutely stunning and they show a real Venice, always at its best: Sildipi: gorgeous shots, acqua alta, and lonely canals. Celestalis: the editorial director of Venezia da vivere shares spectaculars pictures. Seventhesoul: he says he is a Venice lover and proves it with a lots of pictures of quiet canals. Faveromarco: hiden corners, altane and beautiful light. Neumarc: recommended by The Guardian, he claims to use Instagram as a daily therapy. …

Christmas in Venice

The days before Christmas are an excellent time to visit Venice. The city is almost empty, the cold and the mist give the canals a surreal atmosphere and the Christmas decorations are subtle and elegant. Venice is also a great shopping destination and there are lots of lovely boutiques where you can buy the most charming Christmas presents for your loved ones. Here you have our tips for an unforgettable Christmas getaway in Venice: 1. Savour a nice piece of tiramisù or a meringata at Melita (Castello 1000, Fondamenta Sant’Anna) and then walk the calories away in the lonely Giardini Publici. Go back to the city center through the Riva dei Sette Mártiri to enjoy the best views of the Venetian Lagoon. In the distance you will spot the Campanile and San Giorgo island playing hide and seek with the fog. 2. You will need a hat because the wind will freeze your ears! You can find the most beautiful (and fancy) hats in Longo (San Marco 4813, Calle del Lovo) or Daniele (San Polo …

Thoughts about Venice

It’s 9 o’clock and I’m seated on the terrace of a tiny cafe next to Piazzale Roma. In fornt of me, a quiet canal where some gondole are still sleeping. It’s cloudy and I’m actually freezing, but I don’t want to miss the view: the dark green water contrasts with the golden details of the gondole. Even in this modest canal behind Piazzale Roma, Venice is wonderful.

Art worth travelling for

Travelling makes you learn and appreciate art in all its forms. While there are cities that are works of art themselves, we always pay attention to the calendars of our favourite museums before planning our trips. Nowadays, there are three exhibitions that we’d love to visit: Henri Matisse: the Cut-outs This exhibition showcases more than 100 pieces created by Matisse between 1936 and 1954. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the last years of his career, when he started “drawing with scissors”. Tate Modern, London 17 April – 7 September 2014 Pop Art Myths Legendary images that looks into the sources of international Pop Art: its myths, irony and innovative perceptions. This exhibition features Warhol, Rauschenberg, Wesselmann, Lichtenstein, Hockney, Hamilton and Equipo Crónica among others. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid 10 June – 14 Septembre 2014 Irving Penn, Resonance Overview of Irving Penn’s work, mixing both unknown and iconic images. Ethnographic photographs and portraits of celebrities, questioning the meaning of time, life and its fragility. Palazzo Grassi, Venice Until 31 December 2014 Image via AnnaHaro.

Moodboard: Venice

If you have ever visited this blog before, you know this is my favourite place in the world. If this is your first time here, you have just learnt one of the most important things about me. I’ve been in love with this city since I was a child. And the love story continues… Getting lost in Venice is something everyone has to experience before diying. Forget the hordes of tourists and focus on the architecture, the history and the unique personality of the city. Avoid for once Piazza San Marco and head to areas like Castello or Dorsoduro. Wake up at dawn and visit the Rialto Market. Plan a day trip to Torcello. Visit the Venetian Guetto. Buy a pair of gloves at JB Guanti. Mingle with the locals during aperitivo in the square next to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and don’t forget to come back for one of the best pizzas in Venice at Pizzeria alla Strega (Barbaria delle Tole 6418). Visit at least three churches. Enjoy a romantic dinner at …