A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.

– Arthur Symons

Venice without tourists has even more magic. Here's an inside look at what the city felt like just after quarantine!

Venice is the crown of Veneto, and it may be my favorite city in the world. While most people come to Veneto just for Venice, there’s so much to see in the region. Access to the Dolomite Alps means great hiking and winter sports, and several of Shakespeare’s plays were based in Veneto towns. Prosecco Road also merits a visit as one of the most beautiful wine regions I’ve ever seen!

Prosecco Road guide

Exploring Prosecco Road

Prosecco Road vending machine

Finding the Prosecco Vending Machine

Exploring an olive farm at Bonamini frantoio

Bonamini Frantoio: olive oil

The best place to base your Veneto Dolomites is Cortina d'Ampezzo

Dolomites: Cortina d’Ampezzo

Hiking the Dolomites: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Coming soon: Cortina d’Ampezzo outdoor guide

Hiking the Dolomites: Falcade

Dolomites: Falcade

Hiking the Dolomites: Falcade

Marmolada, Queen of the Dolomites

Hiking the Dolomites: Falcade

Falcade outdoor guide

Here's where to start when looking for great food in Venice!

Bassano del Grappa

Venice guides

THe best shops in Venice - where to buy authenic, handmade souvenirs!

The Best Shops in Venice

Unique spots in Venice - get beyond St. Mark's!

Unique Spots in Venice

Venice without Tourists - immediately after the quarantine

Venice Without Tourists

Here's where to start when looking for great food in Venice!

Venice Restaurants

Burano Island in Venice, known for lace and colorful houses

Burano Island

Exploring the Venice's Murano Island and Venetian Glass

Venetian Glass: Murano Island