April 2014 – Venice, Tuscan Island of Capraia, Italy Travel Tips


The Last Gondola Makers of Venice
Today, only about 400 gondole glide through the waterways of Venice, and each year, fewer are turned out by hand. A small group of specialized master boat builders working in historic boatyards now holds the craft–literally–in their hands. Here’s how to visit them and enjoy other gondola experiences.

Capraia, By Land and Sea
Legend says that when the goddess Venus emerged from the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she dropped her necklace, and those gemstones became the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, one of which is stunning Capraia.

Where to Stay and Eat on The Tuscan Island of Capraia
Capraia is an island of just 400 souls but they know how to take care of visitors! Find out where to stay and where to eat (think seafood) when you visit this Tuscan island.

7 Quick Tips for A Better Italy Trip
After writing about Italy full-time for nearly 12 years (and helping numerous people plan their trips), I’ve learned a thing or two about how to make an already good trip a great one. Here are seven tips!

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