July 28, 2014

Travel News: Italy 2014

I've just returned from an amazing and very busy tour of Italy. As expected, the weather was hot. The ticket lines at major sights were long. And we managed to circumvent a railway strike, thanks to our capable tour director. The unexpected can also arise while travelling so if you're visiting Italy this summer, here are some things you should know.

Expect lengthy queues at the Vatican Museum, Rome

July 20, 2014

Postcards from Italy: Gondola Regatta

The twin-oared gondola regatta along the Giudecca channel, part of the Festa del Redentore festivities this weekend in Venice.

Postcards from Italy: Festa del Redentore

Thousands of people cross the Giudecca Canal on the floating pontoon bridge to the Redentore church.

July 18, 2014

July 17, 2014

Postcards from Italy: Venice

The Giudecca Canal is preparing for Festa del Redentore celebrations over the weekend, beginning with the construction of a temporary floating bridge.

Postcards from Italy: Burano

Colourful houses on Burano, the fisherman's island, in the Venetian lagoon.

Postcards from Italy: Lake Maggiore

View from Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore.

Postcards from Italy: Italian Riviera

The harbour in the town of Portofino on the Italian Riviera.

Postcards from Italy: Tuscany

View of the Tuscan countryside from the hilltop town of San Gimignano.

Postcards from Italy: Florence

Good news for photographers: the Accademia in Florence now allows photos of Michelangelo's masterpiece, David.

July 07, 2014