Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Italy certainly has flair for the dramatic. It makes perfect sense that opera has its origins  here. Verdi and Puccini wrote stories filled with melodrama and heartbreak. The first opera was produced in Florence in 1598, with the original charter being developed in the actual room that forms part of La Camerata Fiorentina apartment from

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Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

There is so much information to plow through when you are planning a trip to Italy. Do you head to your local library or bookstore for a pile of guide books? Maybe you prefer Instagram, saving posts that catch your eye. There are blog posts to read and podcasts to listen to. Now you can

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Add These Traditional Foods in Venice to Your Culinary Bucket List

Add These Traditional Foods in Venice to Your Culinary Bucket List

Venice, a city of islands, is located in the Veneto region of Italy that is bordered by the sea, the mountains, and the countryside. This varying geography means that this region, and particularly the city of Venice, has some of the most varied cuisine in the whole country. Here we’ll share some of our favorite traditional foods in Venice, including everything from traditional rice dishes to the Venetian “tapas” you will be happy to try, and of course a few desserts!

Delicious Luxury in Venice – Grand Canal Apartments

Delicious Luxury in Venice – Grand Canal Apartments

Guests love these three lovely apartments in a noble palazzo the heart of Venice. Recently renovated with fine taste that cheerfully combines antique heirlooms and bright modern touches. Location is wonderful right on the Grand Canal; guests arrive to the palazzo’s private dock and entrance. The location within Venice is fabulous, a 6 minute walk

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Most Amazing Art Show in the World – Venice’s Biennale

Most Amazing Art Show in the World – Venice’s Biennale

Find every conceivable kind of art at Venice’s Biennale d’Arte from May 13 – November 26th 2017. This is the largest art exhibit in the world. Really HUGE!  More than 80 countries send delegations to the two large venues and many small ones all over Venice. Wherever you wander in this amazing city during the

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Venice Pleasure: Musica a Palazzo

Venice Pleasure: Musica a Palazzo

Music is woven through the life and history of Venice. A concert or an opera is a wonderful way to deepen your enjoyment of this lovely city. Enjoy fine music in unique and intimate settings at Musica a Palazzo. You can choose your opera, based on the day of the week and then move from room

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Favorite month to visit Italy? Our travel experts’ answer might surprise you.

Favorite month to visit Italy? Our travel experts’ answer might surprise you.

November is our favorite month to take advantage of low season rates and fewer crowds. We always go in November, have done for 10 years, and the first part of the month has mild, October-like weather that can last into the latter half of the month.

Travel Tips for a Do-Able Day Trip to Venice from Florence. And sample itinerary!

Travel Tips for a Do-Able Day Trip to Venice from Florence. And sample itinerary!

Get the most out of a day in Venice. It is a small city with many attractions, so we’ve put together 5 travel tips for vacationers staying in Florence. Some of these tips save you time, some save you money and all of them come from our years of experience in Italy tourism.

Joy and Canocchie in Venice

Joy and Canocchie in Venice

Thank you to Dale R. who stayed at the Venice Marino apartment. Dale gave us permission to share this with all of our Italy Perfect Blog followers. On our final evening in Venice my wife and I meandered from San Marco to the Rialto bridge, working up quite a seafood appetite. We stopped at nearly

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