• Italy
  • Snapshots: Venice

    So this concludes my series of posts on Venice! Come explore more of this beautiful little city with me: Our guide showed us a “hidden” gem in the city, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo – a small palace that was one of the homes of the Contarini family. Well, wouldn’t I like a “small palace” some day… Just […]

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  • A City on Water: the Canals of Venice

    A City on Water: the Canals of Venice

    Venice is world-renowned as the “floating city” or “city on water” with its signature waterways and canals. Naturally, I took many photos of these canals in my one short day there, enough pictures to command its own post! Won’t you come admire the canals of Venice with me? Now seeing this was super exciting to me: That white bridge is the […]

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  • Murano Glass Blowing Demonstration in Venice

    What is “murano glass?” Before going to Venice, I had no idea what murano glass was either. Turns out, this kind of glass made on the Venetian island of Murano is extremely famous and sold everywhere on the islands. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass […]