Nosy Parker

A Return to Venice

This was the scene that greeted me upon returning to Venice after spending a short weekend in nearby Verona (part way through our special trip). It was a beautiful return to Venice, which made me fall in love with the city all over again, and I hope to return again […]

A Frenzy, Then a Pause

Perhaps you noticed several Nosy Parker Blog posts in a row followed by a small silence… one night when I couldn’t sleep in Venice, I wrote 10 drafts that had been mulling around my brain. Then it was Mama’s birthday and then we traveled home! Not to worry though as […]

Books for the Venetophile (Venice-lover)

Besides your typical tour books of this wonderful city, delightful books abound to help you discover another side of Venice, Italy. Another Venice by Jacopo Fasolo features more than 50 lovely watercolor drawings of campos, buildings and canals along with a small photo and story correlating to each one. This […]

It Rains on Wednesdays…

Except this week! All four Wednesdays we’ve had the pleasure to be in Venice, it has rained in the afternoon and evening. We’ve even taken to joking that if it is raining, it must be Wednesday. That was all flipped around this week though when it went beyond pouring and […]

A Love Affair with Gelato

Don’t get me wrong, I’m already a big ice cream fan. Ben and Jerry are two of my best friends, and I’ll happily share my my favorite ice cream shop (or frozen yogurt or gelato) in every city in which I’ve lived. But NOTHING compares to Italian gelato in Italy. […]

A Very Different Kind of Trip

I’m living in Venice, Italy this month. I have the fortune of living here for a month — in a city most tourists seem to think they can “see” in a day or two! You’d think having been here a week already, I would have seen and done everything Venice […]

The Best Travel Tips

In just two weeks time, Mama Jude and I will depart on our very special trip (plus Abby and More Diane round out our traveling party) to Venice, Italy; and friends and loved ones have been sending great advice. I thought I’d share some of the best travel tips. Please […]