Adventures in Northern Italy: Venice

Saul Schwartz took his wife Fern by the hand and crossed the great pond for the first time since the pandemic on a mission to fall in love with Europe again. And what better place to rekindle that romance than in Northern Italy?

Milan, Florence, Pisa and Venice are all dreamy destinations and, if planned right, can be visited in less than 2 weeks. Saul and Fern left nothing to chance and had organized everything in advance.

What is the best way to spend 4 days in Venice? Let them show you:

6 hours in Burano – Colours of the Venetian Lagoon

Burano shines like an archipelago of sorts – four interconnecting islands where the people of Altino fled to escape a barbarian invasion during the 6th century. Here, the colours of the Venetian Lagoon are surpassed by rainbow-hued houses.

Check out Soham’s guide to spending 6 hours in Burano, and what restaurant really IS worth crossing half the world for…

Venice: Its mystery & magic

By Fabiolla Loureiro – Venice obviously has some magical powers. How else could it have charmed, fascinated and ensnared its visitors for centuries. Many cities have canals. Other cities have baroque architecture. Yet no-one fascinates as Venice does – and continues to do with visit numbers climbing every year. Black and White Photographer Fabiolla Loureiro went…