Venice in close-up – Photographing Venice

Venice in close-up, Venice, Italy. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

The longer you spend in a city such as Venice, the less you have to worry about the big picture and ticking off sights, and the more time you have to take in the tiny details. Photographing Venice in details allows you to focus on the minute details of history that abound in the city. … Read more

Meet the Locals Behind My Local Guide to Venice

Meet the Locals behind My Local Guide to Venice – Matteo Bartoli and Mara Sartore. Venice, Italy. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

I first spotted My Local Guide to Venice in June 2009 when we were in town for the opening of the Venice Art Biennale. It was actually our last day of a weeklong stay at the lovely Novecento Hotel and we’d been using another excellent local guide produced by the hotel’s owners, the Romanelli family, … Read more

Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan, a Contemporary Take

Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan, a Contemporary Take. best Christmas breakfast recipes. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

This poached eggs with asparagus, pancetta and parmesan recipe makes a contemporary take on a traditional Venetian dish of poached eggs with asparagi. I couldn’t leave the classic rendition of the dish that I recently made for the Venice edition of my Weekend Eggs series alone. Here’s what I did to it and why… I was lamenting the fact that … Read more

Price Check: a Venice Shopping List

Fresh local purple artichokes, Venice, Italy. Price Check: a Venice Shopping List. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

We usually take our prices for Price Check from the local supermarket, or supermercato, regardless of what things cost at the local market or mercato, because supermarkets generally provide a better yardstick for comparing prices between different cities and countries, and sometimes supermarkets may be your only choice for getting started, especially if you arrive … Read more