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ABOVE: Maggie, the protagonist of, heads our public-relations outreach. INSET BELOW: On-the-spot research at a Guinness World Record-breaking "Aperol Spritz toast" in the Piazza San Marco.

Also see: What our readers say about Venice for Visitors

Durant and Cheryl ImbodenVenice for Visitors started life in early 1996 as "The Baby Boomer's Venice." In 1997, it became Venice for Visitors at The Mining Co. (later renamed We've operated the site independently since 2001 as the most popular section of Europe for Visitors (our Forbes and Washington Post "Best of the Web" site about European travel and cruising) and, more recently, with our Venice Travel Blog.

PC Magazine has called this site "the premier visitors' site for Venice, Italy," and we work hard to keep it that way. Over the years, we've invested countless hours and many thousands of euros in creating, maintaining, and publishing useful material for independent travelers--and in serving it from 24 data centers around the world.

Everything here is free.

You don't need to buy an e-book, an app, or a subscription to read our in-depth information and advice. We run fewer ads than most travel-planning sites do, we don't solicit donations, and we don't sell links or publish "sponsored content." (We support our site with ads and booking commissions. If you'd like to help feed a hungry dog, use the Venere and links in our Venice Hotel Guide.)

Don't forget to write!

If you have an observation or question about Venice, or if you'd like to share your thoughts about this site with other readers, please use our new Venice Travel Comments page.

We also welcome your feedback via e-mail. You can reach us at [email protected].


- Durant and Cheryl Imboden

Also see: What our readers say about Venice for Visitors

AFN Podcast: Interview with Durant Imboden (Audio from


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