Why do Venetians give rosebuds to their loved ones today?

Today is the 25th of April and in Italy we celebrate both Liberation Day and, in Venice, the feast of Saint Mark. The latter is also called the rosebud festival, because traditionally men give a rosebud, bòcolo in the Venetian dialect, as a gift to the women they love. Where does this tradition come from? …

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How To Be A Good Tourist In Venice

Truman Capote once said, “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” I don’t know how it is eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs, but I believe I can understand that overwhelming feeling Venice gives to the lucky traveller who is strolling around its streets, canals and beautiful corners. …

Reasons why you shouldn’t swim in the Venetian lagoon

Happy Halloween folks! On this special night, I'll give you a piece of advice regarding our beautiful canals and sea. Apparently, diving in the green Venetian water attracts lots of tourists, as locals have been witnessing for years; this summer was no exception actually. After all, Venetians too used to do so in the past. …

7 Contemporary Scottish Trad Bands You Should Know (and love)

#1 Skipinnish Last June I went to Skipinnish Ceilidh House in Oban(there's one in Fort William too). Once home, I've looked it up in the internet and found the band, love them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shXtDoDyTzY #2 Trail West Here's my favourite song of this band, which will surely feature in my "Back-to-Scotland" playlist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTU1YRYdhcI #3 Runrig They're …

What’s slow travel and why you should try it

Brace yourselves.. a new trend is coming. Since travelers are human beings (and not mysterious creatures as we’d like to believe), we too are affected by fashion and what’s the most fashionable fashion of fashionable travel? Slow travel. What? No, I’m not referring to being stuck in traffic. Let me explain. Nope, it doesn’t mean something like “walk …