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Postcard from Venice, Italy

Venice has been on travellers' wish list for centuries, but in this postcard, we're taking a tour of a Venice way beyond St Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge or the Grand Canal.

Artist, writer and committed conservationist, Allison Zurfluh lives on the island of Burano, in the northern section of the Venice lagoon.

Passionate about her adopted home, she tells us a little of the history of the lagoon's islands and shares some of her favourite things to see, do and taste - from taking an excursion on a traditional boat with a local fisherman to where to eat the best seafood, how to do a cicchetti crawl like a local, where to go to visit an island winery, visit a lace museum or call in on friars living a monastic life on another island.

Whether you've never been to Venice, or you're a regular, this view from the lagoon will give you an entirely different perspective of La Serenissima.


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