With only 1 month to go until I return to Venice. I have been allowing myself to binge on all things Venetian during the weekends. This includes watching usually bad movies set in the gorgeous Venice (think The Tourist and Summertime with Katherine Hepburn) and reading books, novels, blogs also all set in one of my favourite cities of the world. But I admit, finding a good blog about Venice is tough. First of all, it’s a much smaller population (about 60,000) in a much smaller area than, say, Paris (about 2,000,000+) where there are many Paris-focused blogs to choose from.
Venetian blogs on the other hand are far and few between.
Unfortunately, I can’t afford to move there and start one myself but until I win the lottery here are my favourite bloggers who have written great pieces about Venice and get me excited to explore the city once again! Here are my favourite blogs to follow before you go to Venice.
1. Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome
I realize that this blog title can be misleading when it comes to hunting for Venetian themes but trust me when I say Minchilli’s credentials make her the go to girl for eating in Venice. Heck, she wrote the app for eating in Venice ($2.99 CAD)! As well as for Rome, Florence and pretty much all of Italy in general.
Want to know where to get an authentic Venetian meal? Then you can head over to her blog or download the app. Find the restaurant within your budget and sestiere.
Three on point Venetian foodie posts:
Pronto Pesce (Fish+Venice)
2. I am not making this up
This title perfectly describes how I felt about Venice after my first visit. The scenery and history of the city can feel surreal at times. There really is only one Venice and we need to protect it. Erla, writer of I am not making this up chronicles her every day life in Venice and the amazing things that come with day to day meanderings. Her blog makes you realize how much history still lives within the façades and upon the canal while tourists and locals live their contemporary lives in this iconic setting.
Top 3 blog posts:
How Not to Get Gondoliered
Springing Ahead in Venice
Another Day, Another Storica
3. Venezia Blog
An American expat, Sig. Nonloso, writes about living in Venice with his wife and 6 year old son. The photos are stories within themselves and he published quite often so you’re able to get your Venetian fix more than once a week. His appreciation for art and capturing daily human life in the city keeps me coming back daily to see what he has seen to live vicariously through his lens.
3 posts as gorgeously written as the photos:
The Arsenale Opens Wide
Drinking in Good Literature & Fine Wine at Mercato di Rialto
Autumn in the Secret Garden, Guidecca
Need more Venice? Here are other blogs worthy of a read:
Italie Découverte – A French blog dedicated to all things Italian including Venice.
Capturing Venice – A blog featuring Venice – you can find itineraries, art and literature taking place in Venice.
A Garden in Venice – This blog focuses on the green spaces within the lagoon but also ventures into the realm of food and helpful travel tips.
Know of some other Venetian blogs I might have missed? Tell me in the comments below!