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Casoni on the Venetian lagoon


September 10th, 2015

Here we are, back to Italy for a break from this cold and rainy Victorian winter. It is mid August and we land in Venice on a hot summer day. On the very next day, jet lag apart, my husband and I take advantage of my in laws’ kind attitude and availability and ask them... View Article

Jesolo, our personal retreat on the Venetian lagoon


March 30th, 2015

My mother in law, talks about Jesolo, our personal retreat on the Venetian lagoon. Jesolo is a sunny town on the Venetian lagoon renowned seaside resort, famous for its summer attractions. “Our beach house in Jesolo was furnished by our family, my sons collaborated to decide all the decorations, so we now feel it is... View Article

Venice Carnival: the most gluttonous festival


February 20th, 2015

“La festa più golosa del mondo!” I have always celebrated Carnival, I have pictures dated 1989 with a little me dressed as a Spanish lady. As a little girl my mum used to dress me up and take me to the main piazza in town to watch the confetti carpet covering the entire surface of... View Article

Magical Venice: Italian holiday part seven


January 30th, 2015

Ready for one last trip out of Padua, in the morning of the seventh of January my husband, parents-in-law, Australian friends and I caught a train for a short 30 minute journey to magical Venice. I was feeling very touched and unsteady as I usually feel when traveling to Venice. The idea of visiting this... View Article

Federica’s everyday life in Treviso


December 5th, 2014

For the section “Modern lifestyle” here is Federica’s story. Federica is one of my friends for University, she currently lives close to Treviso (30 kms North of Venice). She talks about her lifestyle as a young woman living in a small Italian town these days. “Ciao everyone, My name’s Federica, I am 27 years old... View Article