Posts Tagged ‘ Venice ’

Protecting our past

Jul 13th, 2020 | By

Many sites have been destroyed come by man and some the elements for all time leaving just photographs of what we once could enjoy.



Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Feb 29th, 2020 | By

All in all, it isn’t a good time if you are in the travel industry. But it isn’t a good time for holidaymakers and travellers



Venice carnival closes early

Feb 23rd, 2020 | By
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The Venice Carnival, one of the most well-known events in the world, has closed earlier than it normally does because of the coronavirus.



Venice in the mud

Jan 13th, 2020 | By
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There are some who are travelling to Venice solely because they will see the city in a different light.



Don’t dock in Venice

Aug 9th, 2019 | By

Instead of docking at the current Marittima terminal in Venice, cruise ships will dock at the Fusina and Lombardia terminals



Blacklisting Venice

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In a unusual turn of events, the Mayor of Venice will ask UNESCO to place the city on its World Heritage Site blacklist.



Venice and the day-tripper

Jan 1st, 2019 | By

The target of the fee is cruise passengers which, the local council and many locals argue, bring people in for the day and yet contribute little in the way of economic benefit to the city.



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
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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
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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
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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
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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.