How to Spend Two Days in Florence

How to Spend Two Days in Florence
How to Spend Two Days in Florence
Florence is a medium-sized town with a huge artistic heritage from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as typical Tuscan restaurants. And these are our tips on how to spend two days in the city of the Renaissance!
Best Places To Visit In Florence For Free
Best Places To Visit In Florence For Free
After Venice, Florence is Italy’s most visited city and one of the culturally richest places in Italy. Luckily for both locals and tourists, there are a lot of places you can visit for free. Discover what they are in this article!
What to Do in Venice During the Evening
What to Do in Venice During the Evening
If you are wondering about what to do in Venice during the evening, read this article to find out what the city has to offer!
What Is The Average Cost For Main Attractions In Rome?
What Is The Average Cost For Main Attractions In Rome?
If you are planning your Roman holiday, it's important to understand your daily budget. Discover the average cost of main attractions!
5 Free Events To Celebrate Christmas In Florence
5 Free Events To Celebrate Christmas In Florence
December is such a rich month to enjoy Florence and its atmosphere. Read on to discover 5 free events to celebrate Christmas in Florence!
New Year's Eve In Rome
New Year's Eve In Rome
Planning to spend the New Year's in Rome and wondering what to do? Read on to find out about the special events taking place.
How to Celebrate Hanukkah In Rome And Venice
How to Celebrate Hanukkah In Rome And Venice
The Hannukah festival is approaching. Are you curious about what Hanukkah in Rome and Venice is like? Keep reading for more!
What To Do In Florence For Christmas?
What To Do In Florence For Christmas?
Are you in Florence for the holidays? Read more to find a few tips about how to spend the days and what to do in Florence for Christmas.
What To Do For Christmas In Rome?
What To Do For Christmas In Rome?
Planning on spending your Christmas holiday in Rome, but you are still not sure about what to do? We have a few tips for you!
How to Get to Vesuvius from Naples
How to Get to Vesuvius from Naples
Are you wondering how to get to Vesuvius from Naples? This simple guide will help you navigate there and back, no problem. Enjoy!
The Best Rooftop Bars in Florence
The Best Rooftop Bars in Florence
Florence’s city centre offers some fantastic, breath-taking views. Here is a list of the best rooftop bars in Florence to enjoy them!
Music in Naples: What to Know
Music in Naples: What to Know
Naples has a long history of music. Are you looking for music in Naples on your trip? Here's what to know and where to go!
The 5 Must-See Churches In Rome
The 5 Must-See Churches In Rome
As the Capital of the Catholic State, churches expanded in Rome. With so many to choose from, what are the 5 must-see churches in Rome?
What To Shop For In Florence - Florence's Souvenir Shopping Guide
What To Shop For In Florence - Florence's Souvenir Shopping Guide
If you’re traveling to Florence for the first time, you’ll be amazed at the products you’ll be able to shop for! Here's what to shop for in Florence.
What to Do and Where to Go in Naples
What to Do and Where to Go in Naples
Are you wondering where to go in Naples on your trip? Our Locals and partner have the best advice and recommendations for you!
A Walk Off The Beaten Path In Rome
A Walk Off The Beaten Path In Rome
Trying to spot things off the beaten path in Rome can be a fun quest! Read on to unveil the hidden destinations for your next trip to the Eternal City.
Saint Martin's Day in Venice
Saint Martin's Day in Venice
Have you ever heard of a Venetian Halloween? Well, you’ll be surprised to discover that Halloween in Venice exists. It shares some similarities to its American counterpart, while still being unique. Here’s how to celebrate it! Learn what’s local in Venice and get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to \[…\]
Where Are The Gardens Of Venice Hidden? A Brief Guide To The Most Beautiful Gardens Of The Water City
Where Are The Gardens Of Venice Hidden? A Brief Guide To The Most Beautiful Gardens Of The Water City
At first glance, Venice looks a dense built city in which vegetation could barely survive. It might come as a surprise to know that there are many hidden gardens of Venice scattered all around the six sestieri – often where you least expect them! Castello This sestiere has large parks in Giardini and Sant’Elena. However, if \[…\]
Venice in December
Venice in December
Venice in December is a must if you are hoping for an Italy trip with a Christmas holiday feeling. Read our blogs to know more about the weather in Italy
All The Right Tips On How To Get Colosseum Tickets
All The Right Tips On How To Get Colosseum Tickets
If you are in Rome and need help with the Colosseum tickets, make sure you read this article to spare yourself from hours in line!
The Best Things to Do in Barcelona
The Best Things to Do in Barcelona
Your bags are packed and you're on your way! All you need is to figure out what to do! Here are the best things to do in Barcelona.
Top 10 Amazing Places You Have to See in Rome
Top 10 Amazing Places You Have to See in Rome
It might be easy to get lost in the Eternal City, so here’s a guide to the top 10 amazing places you have to see in Rome. Rome can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! 1. The Colosseum The \[…\]
When Is The Best Time To Visit Florence
When Is The Best Time To Visit Florence
There are times of the year when you wouldn't like to be anywhere else but Florence. When is the best time to visit Florence? Here's your answer!
All You Need To Know About The Jewish Ghetto In Venice
All You Need To Know About The Jewish Ghetto In Venice
Not far from the railway station of Venezia Santa Lucia, in the district of Cannaregio, is an area that used to be the Jewish ghetto for about three centuries. Learn how to find the tastiest treats in the Ghetto and more! Schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! Some History of the Venetian Jewish \[…\]
All There Is To Know About The Famous Gondolas Of Venice
All There Is To Know About The Famous Gondolas Of Venice
Gondola is unquestionably the most famous Venetian craft, read here what there is to know on how to plan a Gondola ride in Venice.
Merchant of Venice Locations
Merchant of Venice Locations
theThe Merchant of Venice is one of two plays set in Venice by William Shakespeare. Although the play is technically a comedy, it’s most well-known for Shylock’s drama. If you’re going to Venice, you might want to take a look at these The Merchant of Venice locations. Have a very Shakespearean trip! Venice can be \[…\]
Where to Find the Best Leather Shops in Florence
Where to Find the Best Leather Shops in Florence
Florence offers a wide range of leather goods shops and market stands are particularly popular in Florence’s old streets. Read where to find the best leather shops in Florence!
Weather in Rome
Weather in Rome
Are you wondering about the weather in Rome? Our locals share what to expect from every season, and what to pack based on the weather!
Unique Things to Do in Rome in October
Unique Things to Do in Rome in October
Wondering about things to do in Rome in October? Keep reading and you will find out!
Wine Tours Near Florence
Wine Tours Near Florence
When traveling to Florence, always make sure you slip in a glass of good red wine or one of the wine tasting tours near Florence. For tips on the best wine tasting tour click here!
Things to Do in Florence in December
Things to Do in Florence in December
Winter is a fantastic time to visit because there are a lot of things to do in Florence in December for the city glows in Christmas lights.
Venice Art Museums
Venice Art Museums
It’s easy to understand that Venice’s rich history lends itself to abounding Venice art museums. Although Venice’s square footage is relatively small and it’s population is only 50,000, the city is literally packed with buildings formerly occupied by wealthy, art-collecting families. Now, we are lucky enough to have inherited this legacy in the form of \[…\]
Venice Boat Rentals
Venice Boat Rentals
A trip to Venice would lack the essential without watching the city from a unique perspective, from the water. Either you rely on a gondolier at quite a high price for half an hour or you steer yourself. In Venice, boat rentals are straightforward. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you \[…\]
Day Trips from Florence Italy 
Day Trips from Florence Italy 
Florence is in central Italy and Italy’s a small country, so it’s definitely worth going on day trips. Here are the day trips you can enjoy from Florence.
The Origins of Spritz: The Traditional Drink in Venice
The Origins of Spritz: The Traditional Drink in Venice
The traditional alcoholic long-drink born in Venice is living widespread popularity, but do you know the origins of Spritz?
Best Things to Do in Florence
Best Things to Do in Florence
Florence offers plenty to do, but some things definitely cannot be missed. Read this to discover the best things to do in Florence from our locals.
Day Trips from Venice
Day Trips from Venice
Among over 400 bridges in Venice linking the 121 islands that make up the city, probably the most famous is the so-called Bridge of Sighs
Day Trips from Rome
Day Trips from Rome
Despite the eternal city offers plenty of activities, there are also a few day trips from Rome worth taking. Read here for a few ideas!
Best Brunch in Rome with Kids
Best Brunch in Rome with Kids
Exactly when it is too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, you might wonder what the best brunch in Rome with kids is.
Vivaldi Church (Santa Maria Della Pieta’)
Vivaldi Church (Santa Maria Della Pieta’)
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC WHERE IT WAS COMPOSED Are you looking to experience music, culture, and history all in one place during your trip to Venice, Italy? You may want to add Vivaldi Church, or Santa Maria Della Pieta’ to your list! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
What to Do in Rome in September?
What to Do in Rome in September?
While it is still summer in Rome, the heat that drains all your energy is fading. If you’re planning a trip to Rome during the season’s change, you’ll be excited to know that there are many things to do in Rome in September! Rome can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
Let's Have Fun in Venice with Your Baby
Let's Have Fun in Venice with Your Baby
Are you planning a trip to Venice with your baby? Rain or shine, here are our best tips and tricks for tackling Venice with your baby!
What To Do in Florence Italy in October
What To Do in Florence Italy in October
If you love fall, then October is the perfect time to travel to Florence. The landscapes are stunning! Here's what to do in Florence Italy in October.
Things to Do in Florence, Italy in September
Things to Do in Florence, Italy in September
September is perhaps one of the most beautiful months to spend in Florence. Let's discover which are the best things to do in Florence, Italy in September.
Taking the Train from Rome to Venice
Taking the Train from Rome to Venice
Just like someone says that the beauty of Milan is the train to Rome, once here, why not try taking the train from Rome to Venice? Discover more here.
What to Drink in Florence
What to Drink in Florence
In Italy, drinking is conceived as a moment of pleasure, to take a break from a long day of work. Let’s discover together what to drink in Florence!
How to Get to San Miniato al Monte
How to Get to San Miniato al Monte
Among the best photo spots in Florence, there is the viewpoint of San Miniato al Monte. Discover with us how to get there from central Florence.
What Are the Best Photos Spots in Venice Italy?
What Are the Best Photos Spots in Venice Italy?
Venice is unquestionably one of the most photographed places in the world. All you have to do is Google “Venice”, and you’ll find a million photographs. The only problem with these images? They’re all the same! Here, find the best photo spots in Venice Italy – from common areas to places off the beaten path. \[…\]
Does Venice Italy Have A Beach?
Does Venice Italy Have A Beach?
Venice Italy is known for its water (it’s everywhere!), but though there are canals everywhere, we recommend not taking a dip in them! Not only is it illegal (with fines up to €500), but it’s also dangerous and dirty due to boat traffic. So if you’re looking to cool down, you might be wondering: does \[…\]
What to See in Venice Italy in 2 Days?
What to See in Venice Italy in 2 Days?
While it would take a lifetime to get to know the ins and the outs of the city, what should you see in Venice Italy in 2 days?
What To See in Venice in 3 Days?
What To See in Venice in 3 Days?
Venice requires a lifetime to get to know it but if one can’t have much time available, what are the things to see in Venice in, let’s say, 3 days?
The Redentore Festival in Venice
The Redentore Festival in Venice
Even though the city’s patron saint is the evangelist Saint Mark, the most deeply felt celebration in Venice is the Redentore festival. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! Redentore means redeemer and it’s just another name for \[…\]
Saint Mark's Basilica Night Tour
Saint Mark's Basilica Night Tour
Although the population of Venice is less than 53,000, there are nearly 20 million visitors yearly. Without fail, all of these visitors go to Piazza San Marco and most of them visit the Basilica. The 1,200-year-old church is the jewel in the crown of our city, making it an unmissable landmark. Entrance is free, but \[…\]
Via Garibaldi and San Piero
Via Garibaldi and San Piero
In the eastern sestiere of Castello, one where you meet people who live in Venice, it’s the broad via Garibaldi (the only street which is not called calle) that ends in the island of San Piero. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia \[…\]
Burano and Torcello
Burano and Torcello
Among the many jewels that adorn Venice, two of the most beautiful islands are Burano and Torcello in the northern lagoon. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! How to get to Burano Spare a whole day to \[…\]
Easter in Venice
Easter in Venice
Easter in Venice Italy falls in a perfect period for a visit to our splendid city. An old Venetian saying goes: “Xè Pasqua, xè Pasqua che caro che gò, se magna ea fugassa, se beve i cocò,” which means “It’s Easter, it’s Easter, how happy am I, we’ll eat the fugassa, we’ll drink the eggs.” \[…\]
Querini Stampalia
Querini Stampalia
Palazzo Querini Stampalia was the residence of the Querini family and dates back to the 16th century. It is the result of subsequent interventions occurred in time and for different reasons. The last member of the family, Count Giovanni, bequeathed the palazzo with the furniture, paintings, and the rich library to the city. After his \[…\]
Giudecca
Giudecca
Giudecca is a 2-kilometer long island south of Venice. It is the biggest and closest island to the center of the city and it has been considered part of it since forever. It is actually formed by eight islands and is long and quite narrow with its northern side facing the Zattere while at south \[…\]
Giardini and Sant'Elena
Giardini and Sant'Elena
If one knows little of Venice, they would hardly imagine that the city has beautiful parks and ample roads where it is pleasant having a stroll. The stereotype includes small alleys, the buildings bundling up along the canals, so it would come almost as a shock to see trees and shrubs at Giardini and Sant’Elena, \[…\]
Visiting Venice in June
Visiting Venice in June
If you enjoy the outdoors and summer-time activities, visiting Venice in June is just as wonderful for open-air activities, including sailing and kayaking, as it is for visiting historical sites.
5 Tips for an Amazing Venice Italy Family Trip
5 Tips for an Amazing Venice Italy Family Trip
First impressions are so important for fan amazing Venice Italy family trip. Planning your trip in a way that minimizes stress and maximizes exposure Venetian art and culture in a fun and easy way makes for magical memories, and reduces the risk of disappointment or frustration from unforeseen events. Here are 5 tips for ensuring \[…\]
Free Things to Do in Venice with Kids
Free Things to Do in Venice with Kids
Venice has the reputation of an expensive location. Yet, quite a few opportunities to save money are available, especially for a family with kids. This is a guide to some of the free (or almost) things to do in Venice with kids. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
Top 10 Things to Do in Venice Italy
Top 10 Things to Do in Venice Italy
If your trip is short and the days you can spend are fewer than the fingers of your left hand, you definitely want to follow our tips about the top 10 things to do in Venice Italy. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a \[…\]
Visiting Venice in August
Visiting Venice in August
Visiting Venice in August, at the peak of the high season, involves pro-and-con aspects. Cons considered, pros are many more!
Visiting Venice in September
Visiting Venice in September
Tips from Locals in Venice and travelers in the know about visiting Venice in September, with advice about what to do, the weather, and where to eat.
What to Do in Venice
What to Do in Venice
Venice is a diverse living city with a thousand-year-old history. The answers to what to do in Venice are simply limitless.
Venice with Teenagers
Venice with Teenagers
Travelling to Venice with teenagers is only as exhilarating or as exhausting as you make it be, so you would be wise to plan ahead! Do you want to roam carefree in town? Book a connection with a Prontopia local and get fun in-person help from a friendly local in Venice, and experience teenagers will \[…\]
Things to Do in Florence with Kids
Things to Do in Florence with Kids
Kids and parents will get so much more out of their trip to Florence with a little bit of preparation beforehand. Your kids will love Florence! Here are what things to do in Florence with kids.
Venice Carnival Events 2019
Venice Carnival Events 2019
Carnival in Venice is a hectic time with visitors from all over the world. The list of Venice Carnival events 2019 is quite rich, so this is a compass to help you navigate the city with its cornucopia of attractions. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free \[…\]
Visiting Venice in July
Visiting Venice in July
July falls in the peak of high season: besides the hot weather, it’s a mecca for art lovers. Here our little guide on visiting Venice in July.
What Are The Best Activities in Rome
What Are The Best Activities in Rome
There is much to experience in Rome beyond touristic sites! Here are some of the best activities in Rome to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Things To Do in Florence Italy
Things To Do in Florence Italy
Beyond these most popular places, Florence has so many hidden treasures. Here are some of our top recommendations for things to do in Florence Italy!
Visiting Venice in May
Visiting Venice in May
Visiting Venice in May means to enjoy the city in its fullest majesty. Spring has blossomed out and Venice offers her best to locals and visitors.
Visiting Venice in April
Visiting Venice in April
Come visit Venice in April and join the Venetians as they fete Easter with food and art. Eat some focaccia, celebrates St.Mark day and much more!
Visiting Venice in March
Visiting Venice in March
Come visit Venice in March for Venice Carnival (Carnevàl de Venexia), stay for the excellent exhibitions! March days are beautiful in Venice.
Top Things to Do in Lido
Top Things to Do in Lido
The Lido is not just an unordinary breakwater Venice island – together with Pellestrina and Sant’Erasmo, it protects one of the most famous islands in the world – its many activities and attractions, depending on the time of year, merit at least a trip. Here few of the top things to do in Lido. Venice \[…\]
January Events in Venice Italy 2019
January Events in Venice Italy 2019
Low season in Venice only means fewer people; there are still loads of exciting things to do and gorgeous things to see! Here you go some January Events in Venice Italy 2019. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you \[…\]
Visiting Venice in February
Visiting Venice in February
Prepare for chills and thrills if you are visiting Venice in February with a few wet days. It’s also the month that kicks off the Carnival festive season!
Visiting Venice in January
Visiting Venice in January
The low season continues in January, perfect for visiting Venice and wandering its wonderful maze of calli and campi. Here is a guide for Visiting Venice in January!
Indulging in a Spa in Venice
Indulging in a Spa in Venice
Take a break from the exhausting walking spending a few hours or a whole day soaking your bones in the warm waters of a spa. Spas in Venice, Italy are quite luxurious and inside a 5-star resort, so a white-glove treatment is expected. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
Campanile
Campanile
Among Venetians, the campanile in Piazza San Marco in Venice is fondly known as el paron de casa, a local expression for landlord. Standing at 98.6 meters tall (323.5 feet), it’s the tallest building in the city and one the tallest bell towers in the country. A wind indicator, in the shape of a massive \[…\]
Arsenale Venice
Arsenale Venice
The Venetian Arsenal, or Arsenale Venice, is a complex of shipyards that operated for almost 12 centuries. The oldest surviving parts of the current construction date back only to the early 13th century, though. It is located in the neighbourhood of Castello, the easternmost area of the city, and is extensive: 48 hectares (120 acres) \[…\]
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
Among over 400 bridges in Venice linking the 121 islands that make up the city, probably the most famous, together with the Rialto, is the so-called Bridge of Sighs that actually connects two buildings and not two islets. It isn’t its only peculiarity. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
December Events in Venice Italy 2018
December Events in Venice Italy 2018
December is when Venice recovers from the frenzy of the rest of the year. Let’s discover together the unmissable December events in Venice Italy 2018. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! It is the quietest month for \[…\]
Doge’s Palace
Doge’s Palace
The Doge’s Palace, or Palazzo Ducale, is one of the best-known landmarks of Venice. It was the residence of the Doge, the leader of the Republic, whose name means guide or leader. The palace was also the seat of other institutions until 1797 when the Republic came to an end. After over a century in \[…\]
5 Easy Day Trips from Venice
5 Easy Day Trips from Venice
When in Venice, why would a visitor feel like taking a trip out of the beautiful city? Leaving the madding crowd, savouring the flavours of the countryside, exploring the unbeaten paths? Voilà our suggestions for 5 easy day trips from Venice. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free \[…\]
5 Free Things to Do In Venice
5 Free Things to Do In Venice
Venice is expensive in high tourist areas; but if you know exactly where to go and you take a cue from locals in the city you’ll be amazed by how much there is to enjoy that costs little to nothing. We have put together suggestions from locals for 5 things you can do for free in Venice, along with 3 \[…\]
Unique Things to Do in Rome with Kids
Unique Things to Do in Rome with Kids
Rome family travel tip: iinclude some unique things to do in Rome with kids for meaningful memories. Rome has much more to explore than the Colosseum!
Things to Do on Murano Italy
Things to Do on Murano Italy
Murano owes its fame to glassmaking whose origins date back to 1500 years ago. It was only at the end of the 13th century though, that the industry was confined to the island of Murano. Here you have our Local guide of things to do on Murano Italy. Venice can be a difficult city to \[…\]
Venice Museums with Kids
Venice Museums with Kids
Travelling with kids is only as exhilarating or as exhausting as you make it to be, so you would be wise to plan ahead! Kids seem to have an endless amount of energy, and we suggest putting it all to good use by exploring what we like to call the Venice Junior Expedition Trail. Therefore \[…\]
Venice Italy Events November 2018
Venice Italy Events November 2018
November 2018 November in Venice is the month in which locals feel like they are the masters of their own city again. This doesn’t mean the legendary hospitality of the Venetians goes missing. On the contrary, this is when visitors can appreciate Venice at its best. With less crowds and a wonderful variety of Venice \[…\]
Venice Naval Historical Museum
Venice Naval Historical Museum
The  Venice Naval Historical Museum (Museo Storico Navale) has at last reopened after a long period of closure due to the restoration of many items, the Bucentaur above all. Located in Riva San Biasio, the museum is housed in a 15th-century building which used to be the granary of the Venice Arsenale. Venice can be \[…\]
Venice October Events 2018
Venice October Events 2018
October is an amazing month to visit Venice: the season comes to an end and the city is less busy. The weather in October is a bit crazy: sudden storms may happen but also a wonderful sun could rise unexpectedly. If you’re visiting Venice during October, we suggest you pack prepared for both warm and cold \[…\]
Squero San Trovaso
Squero San Trovaso
While the most celebrated craft navigating the canals of Venice and the surrounding lagoon is the gondola, we Venetians do use many others to carry people and transport goods. The first type includes boats like batele, balotine or gondolin da fresco, barchete, cofani, gondoloni, mascarete, pupparin, sanpierote, sandoli, topi and tope. Awestruck? It’s just the \[…\]
Visiting the Olivetti Showroom in Piazza San Marco
Visiting the Olivetti Showroom in Piazza San Marco
In Piazza San Marco, under the portico of the Procuratie Vecchie, is the Olivetti showroom, a masterpiece of modern architecture by Carlo Scarpa, one the most important 20th-century Italian architects. Visiting the Olivetti showroom in Piazza San Marco is a nice way to see the delights of modern Venice amid the ancient splendor of the \[…\]
River Cruise Venice to Padua
River Cruise Venice to Padua
From March to October, it is possible to do a pleasant river cruise Venice to Padua along the Naviglio del Brenta, a canal on the mainland connecting Venice and Padua. In the old days, the craft used to navigate this waterway was a type of boat called burchiello. These boats were made of wood, with an \[…\]
Peggy Guggenheim Museum Venice
Peggy Guggenheim Museum Venice
Venice is so distinctive as a destination to discover the best of both ancient art and architecture as well as world-renowned modern art. And that’s lucky both for visitors and locals. One of Venice’s most famous museums, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum Venice, was a gift from a foresta – the local word for a foreigner. \[…\]
La Fenice Theatre Venice Italy
La Fenice Theatre Venice Italy
Venice used to have plenty of theaters, with its highest number during the 18th century, a period in which the city’s magnificence was already masking its decline. The art of theatre, forbidden in Venice by the law like elsewhere in Europe during the early modern era, but tolerated in everyday life, is intrinsically bound to \[…\]
Visiting Venice in November
Visiting Venice in November
Visiting Venice in November is a great idea if you want to spend less money and enjoy a bit of relax during a season that is much less crowded. Even though Venice never becomes totally empty of visitors, the month of November is one of the lowest seasons for travel.
Where to Hear Live Music in Venice Italy
Where to Hear Live Music in Venice Italy
If you’re you a music lover, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy concerts in Venice. Our community of Locals in Venice suggests the following 6 places to hear live music in Venice Italy. For the most up to date info about concerts and live music shows in Venice, use Prontopia to schedule arrival help \[…\]
September 2018 Events in Venice Italy
September 2018 Events in Venice Italy
September is one of the best months to visit and explore Venice: the weather is not too hot and not too cold, it is almost always sunny, and especially for the amazing events! The city starts to live again and it becomes busy. Here is our list of not-to-be-missed September 2018 events in Venice Italy: \[…\]
Sant'Erasmo Island Venice
Sant'Erasmo Island Venice
One of the many hidden gems of Venice is the biggest island of the lagoon, beyond Venice itself. It’s Sant’Erasmo, an expanse of over 3 sq km north-east of Venice that can be reached pretty easily from the Fondamente Nove by means of the ACTV vaporetto (water ferry) on line 13. (See some of our \[…\]
How to Visit St. Mark’s Basilica
How to Visit St. Mark’s Basilica
Anyone with an appreciation for history, art, and architecture owes themselves a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. This historic cathedral in Venice is as astounding to learn about as it is to witness.  Here are some local tips for how to have the best experience and how to visit St. Mark’s Basilica. Venice can be \[…\]
How to Rent A Gondola? A Brief Guide to Venice Gondola Rides
How to Rent A Gondola? A Brief Guide to Venice Gondola Rides
When you picture yourself visiting Venice, do you imagine yourself floating down the Grand Canal on a cloudless day in a gondola? A Venice gondola ride is the quintessential traveler experience, but understanding the best options in terms of cost, location, and time of day or season can be confusing. This guide will give you \[…\]
What to Do during the Venice Film Festival 2018
What to Do during the Venice Film Festival 2018
The Venice Film Festival 2018, scheduled to be held from 29 August to 8 September 2018, is the oldest film festival in the world and alongside with Cannes and Berlin, is one of the most important moment of the year for the international movie world. This year is the 75th anniversary of the festival and \[…\]
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca'd'Oro
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca'd'Oro
A trip to Venice is not complete unless you make time to visit at least one or more of the magnificent palazzos adorning the Grand Canal. Among the most stunning is the Ca’ d’Oro , now the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, a museum housing important masterpieces of Renaissance painting and sculpture. The Ca’ \[…\]
Kayaking in Venice: A Unique Way to Explore Venice's Canals
Kayaking in Venice: A Unique Way to Explore Venice's Canals
If you live by the water or you simply enjoy outdoor activities, you have probably paddled with a kayak before in your life. But did know you can go kayaking in Venice during your trip as an active way to explore the city’s off-the-beaten path places and inner canals? Venice can be a difficult city \[…\]
Visiting Lido di Jesolo
Visiting Lido di Jesolo
When visiting Lido di Jesolo, you'll find that is is a 15-kilometer long strip of sandy beach along the Adriatic, part of the town of Jesolo, located near the lagoon of Venice.
Prontopia Joins UNESCO event Plastic Free Venice June 9
Prontopia Joins UNESCO event Plastic Free Venice June 9
A clean up day of the canals and Venice lagoon The Prontopia community will join together with UNESCO for the Plastic Free Venice Initiative in Venice on June 9 for a day cleaning plastics and trash from the canals and lagoon by boat.
Events in Venice Italy June 2018
Events in Venice Italy June 2018
The summer has started and there are lots of wonderful events in Venice Italy June 2018 for travelers to enjoy alongside with Locals.
5 Favorite Venice Instagram Accounts
5 Favorite Venice Instagram Accounts
Instagram is a great starting place for travelers' to get to know Venice before their trip. Here are our 5 favorite Venice Instagram accounts, where you can find pictures of Venice as it is lived from the perspective of Locals.
Venice Biennale 2018
The 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2018 will take place in the Giardini and Arsenale quarters of Venice from May 26 to November 25, 2018. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Freespace,” and is envisioned by 2018 curators Yvonne Farrel and Shelley McNamara of the Dublin design firm Oakmount to highlight \[…\]
Prontopia Locals: Giovanni Venice Film Festival Journalist and Father
Prontopia Locals: Giovanni Venice Film Festival Journalist and Father
We proudly present Prontopia Local Giovanni's musings on his work as a Venice Film Festival journalist and father, roles that interplay in his daily life in Venice around cinema, travel, and love.
Prontopia Locals - Federica and Venice Transfers
Prontopia Locals - Federica and Venice Transfers
Today we are very happy to present an interview with Prontopia Local Venetian Federica. We hope you enjoy her story, and have a chance to try some of her recommendations for local things to do and Venice transfers soon!
5 Romantic Things to Do in Venice
5 Romantic Things to Do in Venice
The serene beauty and mystery of Venice has attracted amorous visitors for centuries as you can stop for chocolate and prosecco, listen to chamber music, dine on rooftops, and watch the sunset from a quiet canal. Here are some of local favorite 5 romantic things to do in Venice.
Prontopia Locals - Lisette and Murano Beads
Prontopia Locals - Lisette and Murano Beads
Today we are pleased to feature one of our amazing Venetian Prontopia Locals, Lisette, a glass working artisan preserving a distinct type of this local craft: the art of making Murano beads.
Venice by Boat: A Sustainable Local Experience with Row Venice
Venice by Boat: A Sustainable Local Experience with Row Venice
Enjoy Venice by boat with a rowing lesson in the inner canals of Venice with the women of Row Venice, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional Venetian waterways culture, particularly the traditions of voga alla veneta, the Venetian style of rowing typical of gondolas.
Carnival of Venice Events 2018
Carnival of Venice Events 2018
The Carnival of Venice, or Carnevale, is one of the most legendary festivals of Italy. It is also one of the oldest, tracing its origins to the 12th century. Here are Carnival of Venice events 2018.
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice
We have selected some fun local options for how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice as the locals do, enjoying the fireworks, a feast, and some fun!
Christmas in Venice
Christmas in Venice
Here are a few of Local Venetian Ilaria Nardone’s favorite things about enjoying Christmas in Venice.
Discovering Venice Like a Local with a Visit to the Jewish Ghetto
Discovering Venice Like a Local with a Visit to the Jewish Ghetto
At Prontopia, we are passionate about welcoming travelers to join us in discovering Venice like a Local. Today we are visiting the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.
December Events in Venice Italy
December Events in Venice Italy
December is a nice time to visit Venice. Here are some of our top choices for December events in Venice Italy.
5 Things To Do In Santa Croce
5 Things To Do In Santa Croce
Our local Venetian Marketing and Recruitment Specialist Ilaria Nardone describes 5 of her favorite things about the Santa Croce neighborhood of Venice.