The Venice Experience

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The Venice Experience
I blog about my experiences moving from the USA to Venice, becoming a dual citizen, and my every day experiences acclimating to life in Venice, Italy. My goal is to share my experiences with others who dream of living here also.
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  • There's a new kid in town 1 week ago  Just a quick note on what you can expect to see (and not see) after this weekend.50 Billa grocery stores  had been purchased by Conad, another Italian retail store, and the switch-over is scheduled to be completed over the weekend, with stores reopening on Monday, February 23, under the new...
  • A Venetian traffic stop 1 week ago Yesterday, while rowing down the Grand Canal in our dragon boat, we were pulled over by the local police.  Yes, you read that right. The Lionesses were pulled over, just before reaching the Rialto Bridge. I'll get to all the gory details in a sec.Before last summer, any sightings of police on any...
  • Costumes, Costumes, Costumes! 2 weeks ago We are now in full Carnevale mode here, LOTS of tourists on the streets, LOTS of activities going on day and night.  The best time to catch some gorgeous costumes is in the mornings, between 8-10 am at St. Mark's square and the Doges Palace.  The level of detail on some of  these costumes is...
  • Festa della Marie- Carnevale 2015 3 weeks ago The Festa della Marie, one of the main Carnevale events, is a re-enactment of an old traditional ceremony  took place yesterday, February 7 in Venice. As far back as the 9th century, Venetians blessed all the marriages that took place during the year at a ceremony on February 2, the day of the...
  • A very tiny Carnevale fun fact 3 weeks ago Carnevale 2015 officially began last weekend with the Festa Veneziana- a two day fun festival designed for locals, scheduled before the masses of tourists from all over the world descend upon Venice for the big events.Not much Carnevale transpired  in the days between Festa Veneziana and today,...

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