Discover Venice's Other Islands - South Lagoon

Discover Venice's Other Islands - South Lagoon

If you want to skip the crowds of San Marco and experience beaches and farms, Universities and Luxury Hotels, and islands overflowing with the brightest most colourful houses you have ever seen, then island hopping in the Venice Lagoon is a journey you will adore. Discover the South Venice lagoon in the second parts about Venice’s Other Islands.

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100th blog: A Look Back at the Best

100th blog: A Look Back at the Best

Over the past 99 blogs posts, we've covered in-depth technical discussions, featured exciting hidden locations, and gotten to look at the work of our photographers in depth. So for our 100th blog, I wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular articles we've written and shared them with you to celebrate this milestone.

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The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Northern Italian photographer Anna Volpi.

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Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

If you want to skip the crowds of San Marco and experience beaches and farms, Universities and Luxury Hotels, and islands overflowing with the brightest most colourful houses you have ever seen, then island hopping in the Venice Lagoon is a journey you will adore. Discover the North Venice lagoon in the first of two parts about Venice’s Other Islands.

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When the Mist Rolls into Venice

When the Mist Rolls into Venice

I love going for a stroll in the early hours of the morning when the city is misty. The white blanket illuminating the Grand Canal in a soft hazy light, it makes it feel as if you are in a real-life fairytale, adding an otherworldly charm to an already stunning city. The gondola oarsmen push slowly down the canals until the mist engulfs them and they disappear. Winter is romantic in Venice.

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Between meals in Venice

Between meals in Venice

In Italy, it's always time to eat and drink. So much so they have their own weird drink sizes, in case you only want a tiny glass of wine. While you're drinking, you're going to want to nibble on something. Let's go through these adult beverage sizes and morsels and the best places to find them so you can navigate the Canal city with joy.

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Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Despite its labyrinth like design and lack of any motorized transport on land, there are few parts of Venice where you feel that you’ve stumbled into a city that exists for the locals. Where most of Venice has a tourist shop on every corner, the neighborhood of Castello feels worlds apart.

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I went to Carnivale by accident

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I reached Venice. I felt like a school boy in a candy shop, skipping along the canals in wonderment at the floating city. It is so surreal that I need to remind myself that it in’t an amusement park, it is a vibrant living breathing city, and it is incredibly photogenic. 

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