Monthly Archives: May 2010

Venice again and Pronto Pesce

Another day and another visit to Venice but this time we’d decided to take the autostrada all the way. We loaded up the Smart – such fun cars to drive – and started down the bumpiest road in Italy. Just … Continue reading

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Honour, obligation and doing the right thing

So David Laws resigns and our coalition wobbles a bit – but not much. We’ll soon get over it. One of the things that so frustrated us about our politicians was their apparent lack of concern for what used to be appropriate behaviour and … Continue reading

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Old bikes and coffee

The breakfast at the castel was enjoyable, as much for the surroundings as for the cornetti; Italian sweet croissants. They were just-from-the-oven fresh each day and were evidence of a local pasticerria that will be very proud of its culinary art. … Continue reading

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Venice and lunch with Harry

I expect that most people who have travelled in Europe and certainly those that have visited Venice will have heard of Harry’s Bar. It’s on Calle Vallaresso very near Piazza San Marco and is a well-known if staggeringly expensive waterside … Continue reading

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Reflections of Venice

I spent a lot of time looking at reflections in the water; these are some pics of just that…

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Tourists in front; visitors behind – and be back at the boat by six

Venice, described as one of the most romantic of European cities, is always a destination that responds magnificently to visitors’ aspirations. It provides a unique combination of old buildings and narrow streets, superb palazzos, inspirational churches, secluded campos, restaurants, shops, … Continue reading

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A mediaeval view

I find using the toilet in Italy strangely disorienting these days. Many years ago, when I was first introduced to the malodorous hole in the floor, I was aghast. It was usually located in the darkest of airless rooms somewhere at the … Continue reading

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