Articles tagged with: Venice
It’s carnival time in Italy! From the end of January, carnival fever will grip many cities and towns in Italy: carnival floats, masked balls, masked parades, children dressed in fancy costumes, typical delicacies such as frappe or zeppole, multicoloured streamers, confetti and all the riotous fun of this joyous time in Italy will enliven the otherwise cold and dreary winter
Yes there are canals on Burano but there are also strips of garden and open spaces which is rare on both Venice and Murano. When you alight at the main waterbus stop in Burano, there is a large open space and you can see houses with gardens.
And that is another reason why you should visit the island. Houses – much more modern than in Venice – are brightly coloured
Venice, Grand CanalFor those planning a holiday in Italy this summer, here are a few events that might tempt you.
Asti: Palio di Asti. Held on September 3rd, the horse race has twenty-one riders and is preceded by a parade of well over 1,000 people. Try a “bönet”, which is a chocolate pudding, with [...]
One of the great sites of Venice is the Bridge of Sighs. For a little while its impact has been greatly reduced as much of it has been hidden by awnings as restoration work takes place. Almost a year ago, as the picture shows, the awning carried advertisements for a watch manufacturer. Now a reader who visited it last month has sent us a picture of the new advertisement. It is for Toyota.
Murano glass is known the world over. On the cable and satellite channels there are even programmes just selling the jewellery. Tourists cross from Venice to shop there, visit the glassblowers and see an island which seems more like a village where people live. As you walk along the canalside here, there are boats [...]
Doge’s Palace, Venice
Venice is perceived as expensive and that turns many people off from going there. Like many other tourist destinations it can be. Some things are outrageous such as the price of water taxis and a gondola for one can set you back €85 for 30 minutes. If you go to a restaurant close [...]
The American humorist, Robert Benchley, (grandfather of Peter Benchley who wrote “Jaws” another water linked product) sent a telegram from Venice to his publisher saying “Streets flooded. Please advise.” And because travel writers have come up with nothing quite as pithy, the quote comes up in many travel pieces about this iconic tourist destination. [...]
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.