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What to Shop For in Venice
What to Shop For in Venice
Given the millions of visitors every year, souvenirs shops mushroomed in Venice. With all that choice, here are some tips to know what to shop for in Venice!
How to Use the BCN Airport Shuttle
How to Use the BCN Airport Shuttle
When you arrive at the Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, you need to have a game plan for how to get to the city. So how to use the BCN airport shuttle? Find out here.
Is There Uber in Naples Italy?
Is There Uber in Naples Italy?
Rideshare services like Uber have become so common that it's easy to assume that they're available in every large city. So is there Uber in Naples Italy?
How To Get To Siena From Florence
How To Get To Siena From Florence
When in Florence, visiting Siena is a must, as it’s the second biggest city in Tuscany and one with a rich cultural heritage from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Read here to learn how to get to Siena from Florence!
Trains from Rome to Florence
Trains from Rome to Florence
Day trips from Rome are always a good idea, as the city offers a lot of famous destinations to go to. So why not jump on one of the trains from Rome to Florence?
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Stasher
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Stasher
International luggage storage service Stasher is partnering with California travel tech company Prontopia to help ensure travelers can enjoy the city from the moment they arrive.
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!
How to Get from Naples to Florence
How to Get from Naples to Florence
If you’re enjoying your time in Naples but want to see what’s happening in another one of the country’s best cities, travel to Florence is feasible in both price and time.
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!
How to Find Your Address in Venice
How to Find Your Address in Venice
Finding an address in Venice can be really tricky due to the Venetian singular numbering system. Let's see how to find your address in Venice 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!
How to get from Naples airport to the city center
How to get from Naples airport to the city center
Flying into Naples, Italy means getting ever-closer to experiencing the distinct culture and unique history that only this city can provide. But before you start sightseeing and putting your skills at ordering meals in Italian to the test, you need to find your way from the airport.
Best Street Food in Florence
Best Street Food in Florence
Are you in Florence wishing you knew more about its street food so that you could choose easily among all that delicious food? Here is the best street food in Florence explained!
What Public Transportation Tickets to Buy in Rome?
What Public Transportation Tickets to Buy in Rome?
Public transportation in Rome can play tricks on you because of a few ticket validation rules. Read more to know what public transportation tickets to buy in Rome to get around!
What Is Zero Waste Travel?
What Is Zero Waste Travel?
Travel is full of disposable products. But what if we took one step closer - and figured out how to make the switch from disposable to reusable? Here's how to travel a little more zero waste.
How to Get to Venice Italy
How to Get to Venice Italy
Venice is different than other cities, because it's a city made of water! If you're wondering how to get to Venice Italy, we have the best local tips so you arrive safe and sound.
The ZTL in Florence: Limited Traffic Area in Florence
The ZTL in Florence: Limited Traffic Area in Florence
There are a few rules to you need to know before driving in Florence, especially about ZTL traffic area in Florence. Discover them in this article!
Top Five New Year's Eve Dinners in Venice
Top Five New Year's Eve Dinners in Venice
On the last day of the year, we all wish to enjoy the most incredible evening with our family or friends. Venice has the most beautiful and unforgettable scenery, but where to go to exploit the opportunity of being here for the New Year’s Eve Dinner? We all agree that the last meal of 2019 \[…\]
Taking the Ferry from Naples to Ischia
Taking the Ferry from Naples to Ischia
Ischia is one of the many stupendous islands that Italy lays claim to. Surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of Naples, a visit to this island looks like soaking in the natural warmth of the hot springs and soaking in the mountainous terrian. Here's our guide for taking the ferry from Naples it Ischia.
How to Get from Naples to Amalfi Coast
How to Get from Naples to Amalfi Coast
For a day trip that will make your Italy vacation even more enchanted, these are all the tips you need to learn how to get from Naples to Amalfi Coast.
What Now? Sustainable Travel Trends 2020
What Now? Sustainable Travel Trends 2020
Despite our differences, travel reminds us of all the things that we share, most notably our humanity and our planet. Sustainable travel as an industry is growing around this reality, and the “business as usual” mentality around the products and practices we use is changing. Where are sustainable travel trends headed in 2020? Where have \[…\]
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!
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Madison's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Madison's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Madison and her friend used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Rome can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
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!
From Cruise Terminal to Venice City Center
From Cruise Terminal to Venice City Center
If you need to get from the Cruise Terminal to Venice city center, we have good news for you! Getting off a ship at the cruise terminal and going to Venice city center isn’t complicated. You just need to gather the right information and directions. Get them here! Position Of The Cruise Terminal The terminal \[…\]
How To Follow Recycling Best Practices In Venice
How To Follow Recycling Best Practices In Venice
Waste management in Venice is a task performed by Veritas, a multi-utility company set up in 2007 from the merger of several public companies of the municipalities of the province. Veritas manages urban hygiene, the integrated water service, some collective services, and the production of energy from renewable sources. Here is how to follow recycling \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Tammy's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Tammy's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Tammy and her mom used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
What Are Florence’s Neighborhoods?
What Are Florence’s Neighborhoods?
Florence is a fairly small town, with around 380,000 inhabitants; despite its size, its city centre has so much to offer. Discover: what are Florence's neighborhoods?
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 is Sustainable Travel? A Comprehensive Guide
What is Sustainable Travel? A Comprehensive Guide
Few of us have trekked across the globe without being changed by what we’ve experienced away from home. We travel for different reasons: to escape, to find ourselves, to learn, to adventure, to gain confidence, to feel small, to experience wonder, to aimlessly wander, to challenge ourselves. Traveling helps us gain a sense of perspective, \[…\]
Venice Gift Ideas; A Brief Guide
Venice Gift Ideas; A Brief Guide
There are many ways to help Venice and Venetians after the floods that hit the city in November 2019, causing devastation and damage. One of the best ways to support local communities year round, and especially nice for the holidays, is to shop local. Here, we bring you a list of Venice gift ideas that \[…\]
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!
We're Dreaming of a Green Christmas
We're Dreaming of a Green Christmas
The sun is always shining in Prontopia’s California headquarters, but temperatures are changing all over the globe, signaling the arrival of the holiday season. Luckily, we don’t really need the weather to tell us that Christmas is approaching. Neighborhoods are stringing up festive lights, green Christmas trees are lined up for sale, and some stores \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Radwan's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Radwan's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Radwan and his family used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
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!
Prontopia In Barcelona: Introducing Your Locals
Prontopia In Barcelona: Introducing Your Locals
Barcelona, Spain is a wonderful place to visit! Now Prontopia is in Barcelona, hence you have a local friend in Barcelona. Get to know the locals!
What Can We Do To Help Venice and Venetians After The Acqua Alta?
What Can We Do To Help Venice and Venetians After The Acqua Alta?
We all heard what happened on November 12th in Venice. The incredible level that the high tide reached has only one precedent: the Acqua Grande of November 4th 1966, when the tide reached 190 cm. What can we do to help?
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Madison's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Madison's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Rome, here's how Madison did!
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?
Where to Find A Barcelona Metro Map?
Where to Find A Barcelona Metro Map?
When you live somewhere, you don't often need directions. But when you travel to Barcelona, you will need a map! Here's where to find a Barcelona metro map.
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Paul's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Paul's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Paul and his family used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
So You Want to Travel Solo?
So You Want to Travel Solo?
Traveling alone can be intimidating to even the most seasoned travelers. When you travel with others, you are benefitted with a problem-solving partner, a conversation companion, and a general safety net. However, solo travel offers a completely unique perspective on the world. If you’re looking to travel alone for the first time, here’s what you \[…\]
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!
How To Get Tickets To The Vatican - A Few Tips
How To Get Tickets To The Vatican - A Few Tips
Regardless of how long you stay in Rome for, visiting the Vatican is a must! Here you will find useful information and links to get tickets to the Vatican.
What to Eat in Naples
What to Eat in Naples
Travelers visiting Italy love to experience all the food Italy has to offer! Naples is a hub for grub. Keep reading to find out what to eat in Naples.
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Laura's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Laura's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Rome, here's how Laura did!
Traveling Respectfully: Are You A Respectful Traveler?
Traveling Respectfully: Are You A Respectful Traveler?
We can travel many places in a short amount of time, and with that comes the need to be good guests. What does traveling respectfully mean?
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.
Best Places to Travel in November 2019
Best Places to Travel in November 2019
Are you planning your trip with family, friends, or alone this November? Here are the best places to travel in November 2019!
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 \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Mia's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Mia's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Mia and her family used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
What Are The Most Awe Inspiring Churches in Florence?
What Are The Most Awe Inspiring Churches in Florence?
Florence's famous cityscape: so many church towers! Let's see here what are the most awe inspiring churches in Florence!
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!
What Are the Best Restaurants in Barcelona?
What Are the Best Restaurants in Barcelona?
We all have to eat, so what's a better way to experience culture than to eat and travel? Our Locals shared what the best restaurants in Barcelona are.
Your Zero Waste Packing List
Your Zero Waste Packing List
If you’ve ever seen this TED talk, in which environmental scientist Lauren Singer presents a mason jar and explains that it contains ALL of the waste she produced in three years, you might feel like living zero waste is all but impossible. From plastic packaging to disposable toothbrushes, waste is all around us. Luckily, moving \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Lee's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Lee's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Rome, here's how Lee did!
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.
The Origins of Prontopia: How A Global Career Led Founder Shannon Kenny to Invent A New Travel Service
The Origins of Prontopia: How A Global Career Led Founder Shannon Kenny to Invent A New Travel Service
After a career spent traveling between California and Italy, Prontopia’s founder and CEO Shannon Kenny began to notice a few things. First, she noticed that as a mom of two and a caregiver to aging parents, her travel experience would be so much easier if she just had a friend in the city to help \[…\]
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 \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Michelle's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Michelle's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Michelle used Prontopia to make her trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – \[…\]
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.
How to Get From El Prat Airport to Barcelona City Center
How to Get From El Prat Airport to Barcelona City Center
Navigating a new city when you arrive can be challenging. Take a look at these local tips on how to get from the El Prat Airport to Barcelona City Center.
How Easy Is It To Drive in Florence?
How Easy Is It To Drive in Florence?
Overall, Florentine drivers respect rules, but they are quite hot-tempered and don’t like long waits. So how easy is it to drive in Florence? Here are our best tips.
Neighborhoods in Barcelona
Neighborhoods in Barcelona
Knowing your way around a city's neighborhood is like having a key to the city. Our Barcelona Locals shared everything they have learned about Barcelona’s neighborhoods.
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Jennifer's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Jennifer's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Jennifer and her family used the Prontopia app to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you \[…\]
How is Overtourism Impacting the Places We Love?
How is Overtourism Impacting the Places We Love?
Travel offers many opportunities for leisure, adventure, and growth – so it’s no surprise that travel is the largest global industry. But as the number of travelers has steadily increased worldwide, backlash has begun to ensue from residents of popular destinations, and questions have arisen regarding the long-term viability of the industry’s current practices. Can \[…\]
How to Drink Water for Free in Rome
How to Drink Water for Free in Rome
There are more than 2000 water fountains, called nasoni, are all over Rome! Read here to learn where they are and the trick to drink water in Rome!
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 \[…\]
What are the Best Restaurants in Florence?
What are the Best Restaurants in Florence?
Florence is well-known for its delicious food and wine! Yet the center of Florence is also full of tourist traps, so when choosing where to have your local lunch or dinner, you might want to do some research in advance. As Florentine locals, we are here to recommend a list of our special best and \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Sri's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Sri's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Rome, here's how Sri did!
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!
Travel Quotes to Inspire You This Fall
Do you love traveling as much as we do? As an international team with hometowns all over the world, the Prontopia team is all about travel quotes to inspire!  Travel has the unique ability to expand worldview, nurture curiosity, ignite self-reflection, inspire question-asking, and grow knowledge. These skills are universal and more important than ever. \[…\]
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!
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Wendy's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Wendy's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Wendy and her kids used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
What Are The Disappearing Crafts Of Venice? A History Of Lost Traditions
What Are The Disappearing Crafts Of Venice? A History Of Lost Traditions
Venice has a long and rich history and is a city where citizens have practiced thousands of vocations, some of which originated in Venice. It is only natural that with the evolution of the city from a powerful naval republic into a modern tourist attraction, many of these traditional crafts disappeared. However, a handful of \[…\]
Best Places to Travel 2019
Best Places to Travel 2019
As the end of the year approaches and you're budgeting your vacation days, you might be wondering: what are the best places to travel 2019?
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Michael's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Michael's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Michael and his family used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
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 \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Marthinus' Story
How to Use Prontopia in Rome? Marthinus' Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Rome, here's how Marthinus did!
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 \[…\]
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Heather's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Heather's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Heather used Prontopia to make her mother’s trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free \[…\]
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?
How to Use Prontopia in Florence? Martha's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Florence? Martha's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have saved you time, money, and stress. If you're wondering how to use Prontopia in Florence, here's how Martha did!
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
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Jeremy's Story
How to Use Prontopia in Venice? Jeremy's Story
We love hearing how Prontopia Locals have improved our customers’ travel experiences, saving them time, money, distance, and stress. If you’re wondering how to use Prontopia in Venice, here’s how Jeremy’s family used Prontopia to make their trip go smoothly! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free \[…\]
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.
What Is Slow Travel?
What Is Slow Travel?
Have you ever been on a trip that leaves you more exhausted than when you started? Americans, especially, are accustomed to a fast pace of life, and we often bring that fast-paced mindset with us on vacation. At Prontopia, we like to emphasize the quality of our travel more than the quantity. That’s where the \[…\]
What is the Best Gelato in Rome?
What is the Best Gelato in Rome?
Are you looking to find the BEST gelato in Rome? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these local recommendations from our Prontopia locals.
Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome
Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome
If you're looking for the best beaches in Italy near Rome, follow these directions to find everything from beach resorts to hidden treasures!
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 \[…\]
Flights from London to Venice, Italy
Flights from London to Venice, Italy
As one of the most culturally-rich cities in the world, Venice is the vacation destination of your dreams come to life. For anyone living or staying in London that wishes to explore this magical world of canals and breathtaking architecture, there are a multitude of flights available.
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!
Was Ice Cream Invented in Italy?
Was Ice Cream Invented in Italy?
Most travelers look forward to eating gelato in Italy! But was gelato always this popular? And was ice cream actually invented in Italy?
Travel Tips for Plastic Free July and Beyond
Travel Tips for Plastic Free July and Beyond
Our unsustainable demand for single-use plastic is a problem, and it poses particular challenges in the tourism industry. Because plastic is both light and easily disposable, it’s treated as a travel staple. However, only 9% of plastic is recycled, and all the rest ends up in landfills and the ocean, emitting methane and breaking down \[…\]
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.
Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Restaurants in Rome
Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Restaurants in Rome
After reading this blog post, you will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious vegan and gluten-free restaurants in Rome!
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.
How to Get from Rome to Venice
How to Get from Rome to Venice
Rome and Venice are top destinations in Italy. If in Rome, why not condider visiting Venice as well? Let's see together how to get from Rome to Venice!
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!
Best Restaurants in Trastevere
Best Restaurants in Trastevere
Listing the best restaurants in Trastevere, Rome, can be quite challenging. Which one to choose? Discover it in our article!
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Keesy
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Keesy
Travelers now have access to all the solutions they need for a stress-free arrival or departure from their holiday rental by combining the easy digital check-in experience offered by Keesy with in-person help from Prontopia Locals getting point-to-point in walkable city centers. July 5, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA –Florence, Italy, hospitality startup Keesy is \[…\]
Late Night Transfers from Pisa Airport to Florence
Late Night Transfers from Pisa Airport to Florence
For many, travelling to Florence means arriving at Pisa. Let’s see together the late night transfers from Pisa Airport to Florence.
Is There Uber in Rome?
Is There Uber in Rome?
Due to the tendency to use Uber in many countries, the question of is there Uber in Rome is licit. Let’s explore the options.
Top Authentic and Traditional Foods in Florence
Top Authentic and Traditional Foods in Florence
Here are some of the most well-known recipes and the top authentic and traditional foods you should try during your stay in Florence.
What to Wear in Rome
What to Wear in Rome
If you are planning to visit the Eternal City, you are probably also wondering what to wear in Rome: here are some tips on what to pack.
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.
How to get from Florence airport to the city center
How to get from Florence airport to the city center
If you’re travelling to Florence soon, you might be looking for a few tips on how to get to and from the Florence airport. Take a look at this article.
Is The Water Safe to Drink in Venice?
Is The Water Safe to Drink in Venice?
Some people might have heard that tap water is unsafe, tasteless, or even tastes bad. This is true for many places around the world, but not Venice! If people are wondering “Is the water safe to drink in Venice?”, the answer is yes! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
Is Uber in Florence?
Is Uber in Florence?
Is Uber in Florence? Here you can find plenty of alternative solutions to move around by car and some of them might be even more eco-friendly!
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. \[…\]
Coffee in Venice
Coffee in Venice
Although we take our daily coffee ritual for granted, the history of coffee is actually quite adventurous, and Venice played a significant role. Coffee comes from roasted coffea berries. It made a long journey from Africa, through the Near East, before making an appearance in Western Europe. Nowadays, coffee in Venice is a big part \[…\]
What Is The Best Gelato in Venice?
What Is The Best Gelato in Venice?
Gelato is one of Italy’s most well-known inventions and a delicious treat that most everyone enjoys. Invented by the Italian chef, Procopio Cutò, who sold the sweet treat at his “Café Procope” in the 17th-century Paris, the concoction was successful enough to earn a special license from King Louis XIV. Gelato’s modern-day popularity is clear when \[…\]
Best App for Getting Around Venice Italy
Best App for Getting Around Venice Italy
Getting Around Venice Italy I have traveled in Italy for over a decade with my two daughters, and found myself many times facing challenges getting where I needed to go while navigating luggage, strollers, cobblestone streets, crowds, stairs, and confusing directions. Friends and relatives joining us on our journey often dealt with similar difficulties. I felt that if \[…\]
Prontopia Puts Its Platform to Good Use with World Oceans Day Plastic Free Travel Industry Events in Venice, Rome, Florence, and California
Prontopia Puts Its Platform to Good Use with World Oceans Day Plastic Free Travel Industry Events in Venice, Rome, Florence, and California
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Barbara, CA, based startup Prontopia is organizing a multi-city global cleanup together with local partners in Venice, Rome, and Florence, Italy, and at its headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, to raise awareness of sustainable tourism issues and how tourism contributes to the problem of microplastics and pollution. Together with their \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Weather in Venice
Weather in Venice
Weather in Venice is very changeable according to the season and the month so if you can choose when to travel, here follow a few tips.
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Your Place In Florence
Prontopia Announces Partnership with Your Place In Florence
Travelers now have access to in-person help from Prontopia Locals with getting around easily in Florence’s city center while staying in the distinctly local properties managed by Your Place In Florence. April 10, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA – Local Florentine lodging group Your Place In Florence is partnering with California travel tech company Prontopia \[…\]
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?
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Venice
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Venice
Moms and dads know very well how hard it can be to find a restaurant where their children can have their meal and wander without receiving the evil eye from other patrons. Here are recommendations from the Prontopia Locals for a few kid-friendly restaurants in Venice Italy where families visiting Venice with kids can have \[…\]
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?
Where to Eat on Burano
Where to Eat on Burano
Burano is one of the pearls of the Venice lagoon. Famous for its pastel-colored houses and its local history of artisan lacemaking, it is an ideal day trip destination. And when meal time rolls around, you’ll find restaurant options suited for every budget and palate. Let’s discover together the best places where to eat on Burano! \[…\]
Where to Eat on a Budget in Venice?
Venice is a reputably expensive city, and if you’re on a budget, you might be wondering if you’ll starve while you’re there! However, don’t worry: Venice has food for every kind of spender. Here’s what to eat and where to eat it to keep both your belly and your wallet full! Venice can be a \[…\]
Sustainable Tourism in Venice Supported by Prontopia Helping with 300 Bag Clean Up of Trash from Venice Lagoon
Santa Barbara, CA, based startup Prontopia coordinated with local organization Associazione Alberoni on March 24 to create clean up the shores of the Venice lagoon and create awareness of overtourism issues in Venice Italy. SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) MARCH 27, 2019 On Sunday, March 24, California travel tech startup Prontopia, in coordination with Associazione Alberoni, collectively \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Prontopia Launches Partnership with Livitaly Tours
Prontopia Launches Partnership with Livitaly Tours
Travelers now have access to in-person help from Prontopia Locals with getting around the city easily in the moments in between their private Italy guided tours from sustainable travel tour operator Livitaly. March 25, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA – Prontopia announces a new partnership with Italy sustainable travel tour company Livitaly Tours to provide \[…\]
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.
Where to Eat in Cannaregio, Venice
Where to Eat in Cannaregio, Venice
Cannaregio is the largest and most populated sestiere of Venice, spanning from the railway terminal to Rialto. The possibilities on where to eat in Cannaregio are pretty numerous so here are a few words of local advice. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Best Places to Stay in Venice Italy
Best Places to Stay in Venice Italy
You can walk the whole city from one end to the other in about an hour. Such a small city, yet it offers countless choices about where to rent your room and here we list the best places to stay in Venice Italy. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
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!
How to Eat Gluten Free in Venice
How to Eat Gluten Free in Venice
If you are forced to gluten-free diet or want to avoid that mixture of proteins, you’ll have a few options on how to eat gluten free in Venice
10 Useful Tips For Visiting Rome
10 Useful Tips For Visiting Rome
To enjoy the beauty of the Eternal city, here are 10 useful tips for visiting Rome that will make your holiday peaceful and memorable.
Visiting Venice in October
Visiting Venice in October
Spring and fall are the best periods to travel to subtropical areal, so visiting Venice in October can be a real delight. After the mugginess of the summer, the cooler weather of this month is a relief.
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.
Where To Stay In Florence
Where To Stay In Florence
Where to stay in Florence is a common question for who is traveling here, therefore here you go our guide.
Rialto Fish Market
Rialto Fish Market
One of the most representative places in Venice, the Rialto Fish Market is still a genuine place where the locals go shopping daily. It is closed on Mondays due to the fishing boat crews’ day off. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia \[…\]
Where to Eat in San Marco
Where to Eat in San Marco
The most popular district in Venice is the area whose main axis is from the Rialto to Piazza San Marco, and thus small area of Venice has many places to eat, a majority of them touristy. Yet local places can be found! Here are some tips from our Prontopia locals on where to eat in \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Venice Italy Discount Cards
Venice Italy Discount Cards
Venice enjoys a bad reputation for being overly expensive. Transportation and museums are not cheap while eateries deserve some research to find good inexpensive ones. Luckily, visitors may put aside some of their travel money for something more rewarding if they get one of these Venice Italy discount cards. Venice can be a difficult city \[…\]
Where to Eat in San Polo Venice
Where to Eat in San Polo Venice
Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! One of the three sestieri on the “neglected” side of the Grand Canal, San Polo is a lively appealing area. It is crowded with people in the morning for the markets \[…\]
Is It Safe in Venice Italy?
Is It Safe in Venice Italy?
It’s natural to worry about safety especially when one travels far from home. While some take precautions, and others more go the fatalist path, my mantra is “better safe than sorry.” And here’s my one-word answer to “Is it safe in Venice, Italy?”. Yes! Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you \[…\]
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.
Shopping for Masks in Venice
Shopping for Masks in Venice
Especially if you are for the first time in Venice, you might feel overwhelmed by the stores selling self-declared original Murano glass and carnival masks. Actually, most of them sell phoney merchandise manufactured far far away. If you want to enjoy the Carnival and are shopping for masks in Venice, here are some pieces of \[…\]
Where to Eat in Santa Croce Venice
Where to Eat in Santa Croce Venice
The smallest sestiere in Venice, Santa Croce includes the major car and bus terminal of Piazzale Roma and stretches to Santa Margherita and San Polo. Considered the most neglected of the six districts, it is taking its revenge and now the places where to eat in Santa Croce Venice proliferate. Venice can be a difficult \[…\]
Eating Cicchetti in Venice
Eating Cicchetti in Venice
One of the most pleasant thing to do is to enjoy cicchetti in Venice at mid-morning or mid-afternoon. A cicchetto is the general name for a snack washed down with an ombra de vin, a glass of cask wine. The osterie prepare their own cicchetti, so do beware the many fake ones that are mushrooming \[…\]
Where To Stay in Rome
Where To Stay in Rome
Here are some local tips about where to stay in Rome, so that you can make an informed choice about which place might be best for you.
What to Eat in Florence Italy
What to Eat in Florence Italy
Tuscan cuisine is simple, peasant food. It is comfort food, par excellence. Here you go a small guide of what to eat in Florence Italy.
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 \[…\]
What to Wear in Venice Italy
Venice has a humid subtropical climate which means cool winters and very warm summers. The 24-hour average in January is 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) while in July it is 23.0 °C (73.4 °F). Precipitation is spread relatively evenly throughout the year and averages 748 mm (29.4 in). Then, what is the best period and what \[…\]
Marco Polo Airport vs. Treviso Airport
Marco Polo Airport vs. Treviso Airport
Most cities are lucky to have one quality airport; Venice is blessed with two. This guide will help choose between Marco Polo Airport vs. Treviso Airport.
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.
What Time of Year to Visit Venice
What Time of Year to Visit Venice
When someone asks me what time of the year is best to visit Venice, I usually answer spring and fall. Yet, any moment you are going to be here, you’ll have a reason to savour the place. The city offers such an ample variety of attractions and events that you’ll seldom go home disappointed. Venice \[…\]
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.
Where to Eat in Lido
Where to Eat in Lido
When in Lido, be for a trip to the beach or a helicopter flight over the lagoon, a break for ice cream or a full meal is due. These tips on where to eat in Lido, regard the town near the ferry terminal. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need \[…\]
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!
Where to Stay in Venice Italy
Where to Stay in Venice Italy
Although it is a relatively small-sized city, there are limitless alternatives about where to stay in Venice, Italy, and they depend on affordability, convenience, vicinity to specific landmarks. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free – schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today! Santa Croce and \[…\]
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.
Best Restaurants in Rome
Best Restaurants in Rome
Here are a few favorite local Roman dishes, with suggestions for the best restaurants in Rome where you can eat them.
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 \[…\]
How to Get from Marco Polo Airport to Marghera
How to Get from Marco Polo Airport to Marghera
Marghera is popular with Venice visitors for its economical accommodation. These are some tips on how to get from Marco Polo airport to Marghera.
Getting Around Rome Italy
Getting Around Rome Italy
Getting around Rome Italy might be easier than you think in terms of the size. Here is a guide to which type of transportation is best in various situations.
Where to Eat in Castello
Where to Eat in Castello
Whether you’re feeling peckish, ravenous or just dying for dessert, then you must head to Castello for the sheer choice and variety in eateries. Castello is Venice’s easternmost district as well as its largest sestiere. What and where to eat in Castello? Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to \[…\]
How to Get from Ciampino Airport to Rome
How to Get from Ciampino Airport to Rome
There are three choices of transport to know how to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome: train, bus, or taxi. Here is our guide to each option.
Artisans Shops in Venice
Artisans Shops in Venice
Venice has a long tradition in craftsmanship, and her name evokes images of exquisite masks and stunning glass pieces. Despite waning interest among the younger generation in the rather laborious and manual work, several artisan shops can still be found around the city, producing works of art with care and taste. Here our selection of \[…\]
How to Get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome
How to Get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome
Here is our guide for how to get from Fiumicino airport to Rome with each option according to cost and convenience so that you can select the best.
Where to Eat in Dorsorduro
Where to Eat in Dorsorduro
Dorsoduro is one of the most local and authentic neighbours, or better sestieri, in Venice and it has few of the most delicious restaurants and places to eat. Not everyone knows them, therefore here you go our guide on where to eat in Dorsoduro. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you \[…\]
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!
Where to Find Our Favorite Local Restaurants in Venice
Where to Find Our Favorite Local Restaurants in Venice
With all kinds of eateries mushrooming all around the city, it’s quite understandable if visitors have difficulties finding their bearings and picking the best restaurants in Venice Italy. These suggestions come from our own experience, so please be understanding if you’re not as satisfied as I have been with these establishments. Venice can be a \[…\]
How to Take the Vaporetto in Venice
How to Take the Vaporetto in Venice
The water bus service in Venice is run by ACTV. A vaporetto, as locals call the crafts, is convenient, frequent, comfortable but scarily expensive. In fact, for a non-Venetian a single ride costs €7.50 and we gave tips on how to save in another post. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where \[…\]
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!
Where to Store Your Luggage in Venice
Where to Store Your Luggage in Venice
Discover where to store your luggage in Venice.
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 \[…\]
Street Smart Venice: Guide to Venice Street Names
Street Smart Venice: Guide to Venice Street Names
For a city that’s like no other, one can expect the same of Venice street names! Whether you’ve been in the city for a few days now or just exploring holiday possibilities here, you probably will have noticed that, quite significantly, there are no streets or squares. They exist of course, but in this city \[…\]
Can You Drive to Venice Italy?
Can You Drive to Venice Italy?
Can You Drive to Venice Italy? is a common question nowadays. Of course, you can but you can’t drive IN Venice (do not imitate those who mistakenly tried to).
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 \[…\]
Riva Degli Schiavoni
Riva Degli Schiavoni
Riva degli Schiavoni is the name of the waterfront beginning in front of the Doge’s Palace and stretching eastwards. The name comes from the inhabitants of Slavonia or Schiavonia, the modern-day Dalmatia, because the Riva was a section of the port reserved for the ships arriving from that land. It was much smaller when it \[…\]
How To Get Around Florence Italy
How To Get Around Florence Italy
There are three main ways for how to get around Florence Italy: walking (often the most convenient and stress free), the bus, and a taxi.
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 \[…\]
How to Get to Florence Italy
How to Get to Florence Italy
There are three common ways to arrive to Florence, Italy: by plane, by car, or by train. For cruise travelers, you may also arrive by bus. Here's how to get to Florence Italy.
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 \[…\]
Top Tips for How to Get Around in Venice
Top Tips for How to Get Around in Venice
Venice can be hard to navigate, therefore we want to help you to, not only get around Venice, but also do it in a local, authentic and not touristy way as we think Venice is a beautiful yet fragile city, that needs the help of its visitors to remain in its splendor. Therefore here there \[…\]
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 \[…\]
How to Use a Venice Water Taxi
How to Use a Venice Water Taxi
You’ve been in taxis before, but you’ve never hailed one like this, that’s why we compiled this guide on how to use a Venice water taxi. A water taxi is unlike any of the ones you’ve taken on land. A staple of Venice, they’re a luxurious means of traversing the canals as you make your \[…\]
Weather in Venice Italy in November
Weather in Venice Italy in November
Weather in Venice Italy in November, like everywhere in Northern Italy, is usually cold, humid, and grey. Travelers will need to bundle up and dress for the cold damp weather, yet it is worth it as Venice is even more beautiful when the weather creates such an unparalleled captivating atmosphere. Venice can be a difficult \[…\]
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 \[…\]
How to Get to Burano from Venice
How to Get to Burano from Venice
Burano is a tiny island in the lagoon of Venice. It is one of the main islands worth a visit together with Murano. Whereas Murano is famous for  glassblowing, the allure of Burano is the wonderful colorful houses. Below are directions for how to get to Burano from Venice. Venice can be a difficult city \[…\]
Weather in Venice Italy in December
Weather in Venice Italy in December
December in Venice is one of the coldest month of the year together with January. Temperatures may vary from – 2° to 8°, but this is much influenced year by year, so we strongly suggest you to check on Google the actual weather while you’re packing, to be sure to bring with you whatever is necessary \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Where to Stay in Lido Venice
Where to Stay in Lido Venice
Lido Venice is one of the most favorite islands of the Venice lagoon among Venetians for many reasons. First of all because It is the closest access that Venetians have to the Adriatic Sea, and therefore during summer time the beaches there become very crowded. Second of all because it is a very charming island, \[…\]
Fondamenta delle Zattere in Venice
Fondamenta delle Zattere in Venice
The noun fondamenta in Venice refers to a street along a canal. One of the most popular is the long fondamenta delle Zattere (in Venetian “fondamenta de le Zàtare”) overlooking the wide Giudecca Canal that separates Venice from the island of Giudecca. About one kilometer long, the fondamenta delle Zattere in Venice begins in 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 \[…\]
Venezia Unica City Pass
Venezia Unica City Pass
At the jaw-dropping price of €7.50 for a single ride, water ferries (vaporettos) in Venice are awfully expensive for a visitor. While locals benefit from reduced fares and monthly and yearly passes, visitors who don’t want to pay the escalated single-use fares,will have to elbow their way around the city. The Venezia Unica City Pass \[…\]
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. \[…\]
Venice Italy Neighborhoods: A Local Guide
Venice Italy Neighborhoods: A Local Guide
Venice is special, we all know that. What is it maybe less known is that Venice is divided in six different neighborhoods, called sestieri. Each sestiere is special: it has a different history, it has its peculiarities and its hidden gems! We have created this quick local guide to Venice Italy neighborhoods so you can \[…\]
How to Take the Traghetto in Venice
How to Take the Traghetto in Venice
For visitors to Venice, figuring out how to get around Venice according to the most direct route can be challenging.  There are only a few bridges that cross the Grand Canal, including the Rialto Bridge, of course. And so, if you need to cross the Grand Canal to get where you need to go, but \[…\]
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 \[…\]
What Is Acqua Alta in Venice?
What Is Acqua Alta in Venice?
Acqua alta in Venice (meaning “high water” in Italian) is an extreme high tide that occurs in the Venetian lagoon between autumn and spring due to the geographical configuration of the Northern Adriatic Sea, wind patterns in the area, and the force of the moon. Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where \[…\]
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 \[…\]
Local Guide to Types of Restaurants in Venice Italy
Local Guide to Types of Restaurants in Venice Italy
In Venice, as everywhere in Italy, there are many different types of eating establishments beyond “restaurant” or “cafe” where you can eat and drink. When considering your choices for restaurants in Venice Italy, you must consider instead which type of meal you would like, and select the place accordingly. Here is our go-to local guide \[…\]
Where to Eat on Murano Island
Where to Eat on Murano Island
Finding a good place to eat in Murano can be tricky as this popular island in the Venice lagoon has many touristic restaurants and it is easy to end up eating overpriced, low quality food in a tourist trap establishment. Not to worry! Murano is a very old historic place of significance to the ancient \[…\]
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’ \[…\]
Where to Stay in Venice San Marco
Where to Stay in Venice San Marco
San Marco is the most famous zone of Venice because of the importance of the history and architecture of Piazza San Marco, an area central to the history of Venice and the legacy of the Venetian Republic. When considering where to stay in Venice San Marco is a central area that can be crowded, yet \[…\]
Locals Guide to Staying in Castello Venice
Locals Guide to Staying in Castello Venice
Castello is the biggest and the most extensive Sestiere of Venice. If you see Venice as a fish (which is actually its shape if you see Venice from above), Castello is the tail of the fish, and it’s the Eastern-most part of the city. It is an area of the city that remains very local. \[…\]
Getting Around Venice with Luggage
Getting Around Venice with Luggage
Guide to getting around Venice with Luggage easily with tips for where to store luggage, how to pack, and mistakes to avoid.
Where to Stay in Venice San Polo
Where to Stay in Venice San Polo
San Polo is  the most central Sestiere of Venice, Italy. It takes his name from “Campo San Polo,” the second biggest town square  (campo is the word for town square in Venice) in Venice located exactly in the middle of Venice. When considering where to stay in Venice San Polo is a central location with \[…\]
How Long Is the Train from Florence to Venice?
How Long Is the Train from Florence to Venice?
In general, it takes about 2 hours to take the train from Florence to Venice. This depends on which train type you take: the regional train or fast train.
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.
Venice Airbnb or Hotel
Venice Airbnb or Hotel
Venice Airbnb or hotel: Deciding what type of accommodations you should choose for your holiday in Venice is one of the most important factors of your visit.
How to Buy Vaporetto Tickets in Venice
How to Buy Vaporetto Tickets in Venice
In Venice, the public transport options is a waterferry, called vaporetto. Understanding how to buy vaporetto tickets once you arrive can be confusing as there are several options for where to buy them, and a range of different tickets types. Planning for the best way to buy your tickets before you go can help travelers \[…\]
Where to Stay in Venice Cannaregio
Where to Stay in Venice Cannaregio
Stay in places in Venice where that are less crowded for a better experience. When considering where to stay in Venice Cannaregio is both convenient to all of the sites and transportation depots, while at the same time less touristy and crowded than areas like San Marco.
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.
Where to Stay in Venice Dorsoduro
Where to Stay in Venice Dorsoduro
Each neighborhood (sestiere) of Venice has its own unique character. In considering where to stay in Venice Dorsoduro is an enchanting local area that is off the beaten path, while at the same time central and convenient for visiting the main sites of Venice.
How to Arrive to Venice By Car
How to Arrive to Venice By Car
This guide to how to arrive to Venice by car will help you with everything involved, from parking, to paying, to reaching the city after parking or dropping off your rental car.
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.
What To Eat In Venice Italy
What To Eat In Venice Italy
One of the best ways to understand Venetian culture is to eat as the locals do! We asked our Prontopia Venice what to eat in Venice Italy!
How to Get from Treviso Airport to Venice
How to Get from Treviso Airport to Venice
How to Get from Treviso Airport to Venice When arriving in Venice from Treviso Airport, you have a few options for transportation. You can try renting a car, taking a bus, or taxi. Whichever one you choose will greatly depend on your comfort, length of travel time, and budget. Before you commit to any one \[…\]
Late Night Arrival to Venice
Late Night Arrival to Venice
A late night arrival to Venice airport can be a challenge for travelers who need to get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice city center for check in at a hotel or holiday apartment. Public transportation options from the airport are limited late at night, and once you get to Venice, it can be very \[…\]
Venice Wi-Fi Connection
Venice Wi-Fi Connection
When traveling to Venice it is very helpful to enable an affordable data plan for your smart phone before you arrive, or alternatively, to plan in advance for accessing a dependable Venice Wi-Fi connection while finding your way in the city. There are several free and low-cost options for Venice wi-fi hot spots. Venice can \[…\]
Italy Travel Apps for Venice
Italy Travel Apps for Venice
Review of convenient and innovative Italy travel apps for Venice available to provide travelers with a better experience with getting around and enjoying Venice most efficiently. Save time and money, meet friends, get help from friendly Locals, find the best sites and local restaurants, all from your smart phone
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.
How to Get to Murano from Venice
How to Get to Murano from Venice
A visit to the island of Murano is a worthwhile reason to stay in Venice for an extra day or two, ensuring you have time to explore important sites in the lagoon beyond the center of Venice. There are three options for how to get to Murano from Venice.
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.
Local Cicchetti Bars in San Marco
Local Cicchetti Bars in San Marco
While dining options in the area of Piazza San Marco is extremely touristy and not desirable local cuisine, it is delightful to find some hidden gems in the nearby off-the-beaten-path side streets. Here are some Venetian recommendations for local cicchetti bars in San Marco.
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 Get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice
How to Get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice
There are four options for how to get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice: a private water taxi, the Alilaguna waterbus, a land bus to Piazzale Roma, or a land car transfer or taxi to Piazzale Roma.
Feelin’ Venice: Local Venice Shopping with a Sustainable City Vision
Feelin’ Venice: Local Venice Shopping with a Sustainable City Vision
Local Venetians Mattia Gesiot and Filippo Soffrizzi brainstormed with a group of fellow artists and architects about how to share their passion for Venice through their art. The result is Feelin’ Venice, a lively stop for local Venice shopping full of fun modern representations of the city designed by local artists.
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!
Local Spots for Dining in Venice: Antico Pizzo
Local Spots for Dining in Venice: Antico Pizzo
Seeking local spots for dining in Venice means being a little bit adventurous with both the menu, and exploring off-the-beaten path neighborhoods.
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.
How to Get from the Train Station to Venice City Center
How to Get from the Train Station to Venice City Center
Here are our tips for how to get from the train station to Venice City Center.
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.
Visit Venice Respectfully
Visit Venice Respectfully
Venice is not a place to hastily check off a list of must-see monuments and sites. It is a place of paradox, and mystery, where the best experiences can be found in tranquil moments meandering through the calle with an open mind an heart.