Posts Tagged ‘ Venice ’

A Short Break in Venice

Jul 19th, 2010 | By

Can there be anyone in the UK who hasn’t heard of Venice? With a rich, unique heritage there is nowhere quite like it. It is ideal as a short break being compact and it allows you time to decide what you should come back and see at greater length. This is not for those of you that like beach holidays. Those of you can stay on the Lido, if you want but, in fairness, the beach is like any other. For those with children who
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Holidaying In Italy Gets Harder

Nov 3rd, 2009 | By

In order to deal with security in Italy, the government has introduced some rules. The main rule is that mayors of Italian cities can introduce laws to take account of their own needs. If the new laws covered the whole of Italy, the holidaymaker would know where they stood but there are different laws in different cities. What applies in one place needn’t necessarily apply in another.



National Cruise Week

Sep 28th, 2009 | By

In case you were unaware, we are in the middle of National Cruise Week. Around my way you would have been hard pressed to notice. The travel industry doesn’t even have a big consumer show celebrating cruising. That is held in March (next year 27-28 March at Olympia in London. This year it was at Excel in London last March ). In the local travel agents (supposedly 2000 are involved) I saw no great displays either just the usual Caribbean or Mediterranean cruise cards posted in windows. Yet 1.5 million of us go on cruising; many more than go skiing for example.



Buy Venice Online

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By

Not so long ago, when you arrived in Venice you went through a lot of cash quite quickly buying one day passes for the vaporettos, the museums and so on. And you often couldn’t use credit cards. As a family of four, buying three day passes for each of us for public transport meant carrying quite a bit of cash. Being more use to paying for nearly everything on credit cards, the first time I went there I was running short of money quite rapidly.



The Lady Gondolier(s)

Jul 9th, 2009 | By

I might have mentioned once or twice before that I am rather fond of Venice. Lounging (it is possible outside the main tourist season) in a number 1 vaporetto as it meanders down the Grand canal and the over to the Lido and then catching the 52 back up the Guidecca therefore completing a circuit will cost me only a small amount to see a lot of the sites.One thing I have never done is taken a gondolier. It is quite expensive and down some
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