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Marostica’s Live Chess Match is held every 2-years on even numbered years. We were there early to video pre-show preparations and for the evenings 2 1/2 hour performance.

chess game marostica

Located about an hour and a half from Venice sits the charming hill town of Marostica. The Upper and Lower Castles are joined by a crenellated wall, and the center of town has a giant Chess Board in the main Piazza. This small jewel of a town is not to be missed on your journeys throughout the Veneto Region of Italy. read full article

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Venice is served by two international airports, Marco Polo has been the most popular to date with full service airlines while the second, Treviso, is the base for budget airline routes to and from the city. Unsurprisingly, Treviso is further away and therefore connections are slightly less convenient.

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Marco Polo Airport offers travellers the chance to experience one of the most glamorous airport transfers anywhere in the world as they cruise across the Laguna Veneta towards the iconic skyline and grandeur of Venice. read full article

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With nearly 300,000 residents, Venice is one of Italy’s larger cities and one of the top holiday and vacation destinations in Europe.
Rialto Bridge in Venice
he beauty of Venice lies in the fact that the city is stretched out across 117 islands situated in the Venice Lagoon of northeastern Italy’s Adriatic Sea shoreline. read full article

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We were invited by our Italian friends to tour the exquisite Nardini Grappa Research and Visitor Center in Bassano del Grappa. These architectural gems are fondly referred to as “le Bolle” which means the Bubbles.

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Like a magnificent painting, the silhouette of Venice between the orange skyline and bluish Adriatic Sea at sunset is revered as one of the most romantic views in the world.

This is the perfect place to go for hopeless romantics, couples, and… read full article

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Almost everyone I know wants to visit the city of Venice in Italy for a number of good reasons.

Venice, Italy

Some want to experience Italy’s well-preserved culture, others to tie the knot (yes, couples do go to the… read full article

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The picturesque city of Venice offers a wide variety of significant places which showcases artistic and cultural exhibits acquired through thousands of years of rich Venetian history.

Like other tourist destinations though, the surreal “City of Bridges” can be a… read full article

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Venice, Italy has stood the test of time through several invasions and world wars, but now its distinct architecture is being threatened by pigeons. The authorities have had to act as the birds and their droppings have been jeopardizing city structures and tourism.

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The tradition of a masked carnival can be traced as far back as the fourteenth century in Venice.

It has now evolved to being the best known international event in Venice with people from all over streaming in to this popular tourist destination. The avenues… read full article

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Planning a romantic break in Venice, Italy? About.com gives useful tips on gondola rides.

Visiting Paris, France, and looking for authentic French entertainment?  Gridskipper lists six great cabarets in the French capital.

Planning a trip to Thailand or Indonesia with your… read full article

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Visiting Italy during the Christmas season can be one of the most interesting ways to get a look inside Italian culture. Especially from a North American standpoint, where the ubiquitous Christmas tree is normally replaced by the presepio (nativity scene).

I spent the Christmas holiday in Rome two… read full article

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Check out October’s most popular articles on the Venere Travel Blog:

1.  Things to do in Munich

Published September 29th – If you’re planning a holiday in Bavaria, Germany check out our Top 5 things to do in Munich including the world famous… read full article

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Travel Agony Aunt received the following question from a traveler planning a holiday in Venice in winter:

Dear Travel Agony Aunt, I’m thinking of booking a trip to Venice late November early December. Do you have any suggestions for hotels and what the temperature would be… read full article

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August’s most popular articles about travel on the Venere Travel Blog:

1. Top accessible holiday destination: Valencia, Spain

Published August 6th – Valencia is one of the best accessible destinations in Spain and offers wheelchair friendly hotels, high quality public services and disability equipments ensuring both seniors… read full article

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A delicious meal is always a great way to splurge on your holiday, but have you ever wondered about the history and meaning behind the cuisine you were eating? If so, you’ll want to check out Context Travel’s Annotated Dinner, which is taking place in Venice on… read full article

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