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Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. I’ve long said that discovering...
A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

I was asked to craft a Grantourismo-style romantic city escape or luxury honeymoon holiday, a break focused firmly on love and romance but one involving a slow, local and experiential travel, and a lot of food and wine. Grantourismo’s romantic city escapes and luxury honeymoon holidays Barcelona,...
Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

The wines found in Venice are as misunderstood by most travellers as the city’s cuisine – which is probably why we see more Sicilian chardonnays than Veneto soaves on restaurant tables. Of course wine isn’t produced in Venice itself – although there are grapes grown...
Venice Take-Homes: Distinctive Souvenirs

Venice Take-Homes: Distinctive Souvenirs

When you visit Venice you can easily buy a Venetian mask, ‘Murano’ glass made in China or an I love Venezia t-shirt from any one of the souvenir stands that dot Venice and line Campo San Marco and the route to the Rialto Bridge. But explore the...
Paolo Olbi, Venice’s Master of Paper, Printing and Bookbinding

Paolo Olbi, Venice’s Master of Paper, Printing and Bookbinding

Bookbinder Paolo Olbi, and his typesetter Beppi, may be Venice’s last great artisans, making every component of their beautiful products  by hand in Paolo’s atmospheric workshop in Castello. I first stumbled across one of Paolo’s shops on Campo Santa Maria Nova by accident and was...
Local Knowledge: Luca from Venice

Local Knowledge: Luca from Venice

A coastal oceanographer working for Venice’s Institute of Marine Science, specialising in the study of the sea and wetlands, 47 year-old Luca Zaggia spends most of his time in Venice on the water. Luca’s work involves everything from investigating contaminants in the lagoon, estuaries and...