Venice Essentials

Winter in Burano

Winter in Burano

* Burano, Venice in the off-season | January 2014 © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains    

You know it’s off-season in Venice when…

You know it’s off-season in Venice when…

* * Venice | January 2014 © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains     

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Location was our foremost consideration when we looked for accommodations in Venice. We were only going to be there for two days, leaving very early from Venezia Santa Lucia on the second morning, so we wanted to stay in a hotel near the train station. […]

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

A news article caught my eye today. Well, that’s not accurate. It was more like: an article in Yahoo really pissed me off today, even though I knew I shouldn’t pay too much attention to it because: It’s in Yahoo. It’s written by Fox News. […]

Burano in Fog

Burano in Fog

Burano is known for its brightly colored houses, but the January fog lends it a dreamy, otherworldly look. (Venice, Italy, 2014)   “Burano in Fog” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved. 

Dusk Falls on the Grand Canal

Dusk Falls on the Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, seen here from the Rialto Bridge, is the stuff of romance and travel dreams. (Venice, Italy, 2014)   “Dusk Falls on the Grand Canal” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.

Perhaps it was fate.

Perhaps it was fate.

This sign on a [closed] shop door in Burano (Venice, Italy) both amused me and made me think — of chance meetings and narrow escapes, of charmed lives and luck finally running out, of “everything happens for a reason.” Perhaps it was, indeed, fate. 🙂   “Perhaps […]

Just People

Just People

A quiet chat.   A place to read.   A hobby.   A yawn.   A friend.   No matter where you are, you will find that people are people. (Venice, Italy, 2011)   “Just People” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, […]

The Fishermen of Burano

The Fishermen of Burano

It’s winter in Venice and the streets of Burano are nearly deserted. These men work quietly, steadily, hoping to return soon to the warmth of home.   “The Fishermen of Burano” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.