Posts Tagged ‘ Venice ’

Saturday snippets: 6th October 2018

Oct 6th, 2018 | By

New Zealand and Venice both are likely to introduce more rules which might deter tourists visiting whereas Malaysia and Dubai want to attract many more of us.



Saturday snippets: 22nd of September 2018

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By

Its Open House weekend in London where more than 800 buildings will open their doors to visitors. Unlike Venice and Moray which seem to want to curtail visitors!



Solving tourism pollution.

Jul 18th, 2018 | By

The suggestion by ne expert that all those involved should get together to resolve the problem in a particular destination seems “pie-in-the-sky” given the number of competing claims.



Football: Italy’s other religion

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

Calcio (football) reigns supreme in Italian sport. There are no other contenders. Indeed, some people have suggested that Italians engage in two impassioned acts of worship on Sundays: the first at the chiesa (church), and the second at the San Siro, Allianz or Stadio Olimpico, the revered temples of AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



Eating near San Marco in Venice

Jan 24th, 2018 | By

Will Luigi Brugnaro examine the whole business of restaurant charging rather than this one incident? All it does is give Venice a bad name.



Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.



Are bed taxes fair and just?

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Before any city seriously considers an accommodation tax, the fairness of it and the effect on both tourism and locals needs to be assessed.



Saturday snippets: 30th December 2017

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

In his last snippets of 2017, Adrian wishes all readers a happy new year



Saturday snippets: 11th November 2017

Nov 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian sums up some of the news from the World Travel Market that was held in London this week.



Venice: The Diary of an Awestruck Traveller

Sep 27th, 2017 | By

Venice quickly became part of me says Gillian Angrave. the author of two books on Venice with a third due out soon.



Falling in love with Venice again

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Whether you have been to Venice or not you will have seen reports or documentaries on TV or in magazines about it so many times that many feel like there is not much appealing to it anymore. Rubbish. The magic still works as Annick and Frederic found out during carnival time.



Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?



Carnival time in Italy

Jan 21st, 2017 | By
carnival in venice

Venice isn’t the only festival in Italy. February and early March is festival time in the country and here is a rundown of some of the biggest, the most popular and those that overlap half-term.



Saturday snippets: 17th December 2016

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

Christmas trees, (well it is that time of the year,) new transport facilities in Venice, more help for people with disabilities at airports and the end of the Thomson holiday name attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Jan Morris is wrong

Oct 9th, 2016 | By
gondalas in venice

To celebrate her 90th birthday, Michael Palin interviewed Morris at her North Wales home about her life as a writer and journalist which was shown last night on BBC2.



Where the experts holiday: Brian Luckhurst, founder of the Home Exchange 50plus website

Aug 18th, 2016 | By

Brian Luckhurst, founder of Home Exchange 50plus, talks travel



Giudecca – The SoHo of the Lagoon

Apr 5th, 2016 | By
venice at night

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck find a peaceful alternative to the hurly-burly of Venice – Giudecca..



Where the experts holiday: Mirko Lagattolla

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Mirko Lagattolla – co-founder of GLEAT, a new app that allows Londoners with a passion for cooking to set up a pop-up restaurant in their very own home – talks travel



Venice is unfair to tourists

May 11th, 2015 | By

A person has become so aggrieved that he has claimed unfair discrimination and has said that Venice is in breach of the EU equality regulations.



Italian art exhibitions 2015

Feb 5th, 2015 | By

With the assistance – as usual – of the Italian National Tourist Board, we list here the main art exhibitions that will be showing in Italy this year.



Victor Zapparlorto – tourism scourge

Nov 26th, 2014 | By

Have you ever heard of Zapparlorto? No, neither had I but if you are ever planning to visit Venice, then this is the man who is about to make your trip more expensive.



Saturday snippets: 21st June 2014

Jun 21st, 2014 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife urges its citizens to be nicer to visitors whilst Venetian officials embezzle money meant for saving the city. It’s Adrian’s summing up the other items in tourism this week.



All eyes on Turin

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

From coffee and chocolate to first class museums and world famous football teams, Turin has it all – and a lot more besides says Kaye Holland



What’s hot: January 2014

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month culture vultures are flocking to Florida while for film fanatics, the Sundance Festival in Utah is where it’s at. But there’s trouble in Thailand…



Postcard from Venice

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

Having made his annual trip to Venice, Adrian jots down some features that caught his eye last week



Las Vegas: the low-down

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

Las Vegas is awash with new openings from the state of the art hotels to sleek restaurants and hip clubs. Kaye Holland soaks up the heady buzz



Stockholm in spring: a walking tour of the Swedish capital

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

Stockholm, often nicknamed Venice of the North, is quite as pretty as its Italian counterpart, far less pungent and most certainly not about to sink. Anna Maria Espsäter roams the city in search of perfect places to enjoy springtime in the Swedish capital