My own Venice history

Every since I visited Venice in 1987 for the first time on a family trip, I have been intrigued by the city. As of 2004, I have been a very frequent visitor in all seasons and for different reasons: to take part in events such as the Biennale and Redentore, to visit landmarks and musea, to explore the city, to celebrate birthdays – or for no reason at all.

I often get the rhetorical comment ‘Venice? Again?!?’ , followed by the questions ‘Haven’t you seen it all yet?’ or ‘Isn’t it boring to go back so often?’

The answer is simply ‘no’. There are so many things going on in Venice. There is always something to discover, whether it’s a new restaurant, an exposition, a calle (small street) that I hadn’t seen before or just the people walking around.

Venice is completely different from any other city I know. It’s very quiet and peaceful. I love wandering around without the noise of cars, admiring the beauty of the palazzos, the culture and history, enjoying a spritz outside on a terrace, taking in the view of Canal Grande, … It’s a place where I can forget about everything and enjoy every moment, even when it is hectic and crowded.

The Venice Insider

I love to share my ideas and make sure everyone enjoys Venice as much as I do. Hence, starting The Venice Insider was a logical step. I started the blog in 2015 and published posts on a regular basis until 2021. After a break of 3 years, I decided to relaunch the site in April 2024.

The Venice Insider provides you with insights, background information and insider tips on well-known events such as Carnevale or the Biennale, on local celebrations away from the touristic scene, on the sestieri (neighbourhoods), on the city’s history, culture and so on. It is mainly targeted at those of you who – like me – return on a regular basis and feel at home in the maze of small streets.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them! It would also be my pleasure to make you a personalized program with my insider tips, in case you don’t feel like reading all of my posts and researching other interesting sites or books before you depart on your trip to Venice.

If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out to me to discuss the possibilities. I will send the media kit upon request.

I love talking about Venice, so feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments.