My original intention was to travel from Venice to Strasbourg via Milan, where I'd have a brief stopover before continuing on to France. As I discussed my travel plans with an Italian colleague, she didn't look too sure. After asking my reasons for heading to Milan specifically, she suggested looking at Verona instead. Well, I… Continue reading Postcards from…Verona
Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? Well, it's safe to say I didn't find Romeo among the throng of tourists that waited patiently - and not so patiently - to take their place on the infamous Juliet's balcony, but I certainly fell in love with the city that plays host to Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet.… Continue reading 7 Sights To Make You Fall In Love With Verona
Venice was my first introduction to Italy, a country I have been wanting to visit for years. There was a high expectation of something amazing as I touched down in the city, and the four days I spent there definitely lived up to everything I hoped it would be and more. I picked up three postcards from Venice,… Continue reading Postcards from…Venice
In a city as compact as Venice, there are hotels within a stone's throw of most places. But, trying to find somewhere central, comfortable and at a reasonable price is tricky in a city where most places carry a Venetian price tag. Location Just a few minutes' walk from the world-famous San Marco Square, Relais… Continue reading Relais Venezia, Venice
First rule of holiday: no alarms. And yet, I woke on the sixth day of my trip to the sound of my alarm. Joy. Unfortunately, it was necessary to allow us the time to fill our bellies at the breakfast buffet before we checked out. The walk from the train station to the city centre just… Continue reading Verona – Munich | A Day Of Travel
Stepping out to sunny skies, we were on a mission to see as much of this stunning city as possible on our only full day in Verona. We made our way straight to Verona Castle, just a short walk from the main square and our hotel. On arrival, I was so glad I'd charged my camera… Continue reading Verona | An Italian Love Affair
Time really does fly when you're having fun, and as we'd now woken up to the fourth day of our trip it meant it was time to move on. After a quick breakfast we were up, packed and checked out by 11am. It can only be described as a new personal best for me as the world's worst morning person. With… Continue reading Venice | Goodbye water, hello Verona!
Although I don't live by a church in England, I'm sure the bells do not ring very often. In Venice, however, they not only ring on the hour, but on the half hour, and sometimes at random times for about 5 minutes. They ring early in the morning, and even as late as midnight. Luckily,… Continue reading Venice | Gondola Rides and Prison Visits
Starting our second day in Venice with breakfast in bed, our hotel was really earning itself some brownie points. We soon got ourselves ready and out for another day of exploring. First on the agenda was a visit to the Basilica in San Marco Square. During our brief wandering yesterday, we'd noticed what looked like really… Continue reading Venice | Basilica, Monster Seagulls and Exploring!
I have never liked early starts. I can't sleep because I am always absolutely convinced that my 3 alarms won't go off and I'll miss my flight. Thankfully, my alarms (and my boyfriend's back-up alarms) successfully managed to get me out of bed and to Heathrow in time for my 8.45am flight to Venice. As… Continue reading Venice | The City That Glows