Category: Italy

May 31, 2013 / / Italy

Our final day in Italy was quite a leisurely affair. After breakfast we checked out of our hotel and headed for Ravenna, which was on the way to Venice and our flight home. We chose the SS16 as the most…

May 29, 2013 / / Italy

Yesterday tired us out more than we had thought, so today we decided to stay local and walk into Rimini. Our hotel is situated on the sea front, away from the main centre so we walked 20 minutes north along…

May 28, 2013 / / Italy

What a great day we’ve had today! When we arrived in Rimini last night our hearts sank at the sight of what looked, on the face of it, like Blackpool in Italy! The waterfront was wall to wall concrete hotels.…

May 27, 2013 / / Italy

We felt really sad leaving Florence, especially the B&B we had enjoyed there. Flaminia – our host – had restored our faith in italians’ nature. She was a lovely, warm woman, who made us feel at home. She baked all…

May 26, 2013 / / Italy

We awoke to brilliant sunshine and a significantly warmer day. Bologna had been a disappointment and Florence had been a bit of a wash out. But we had high hopes for Siena. The journey took only about an hour and…

May 26, 2013 / / Italy

It started raining heavily during breakfast and continued raining, on and off, all day. So by the time we reached the Uffizi Gallery we were pretty wet! We had purchased our tickets in advance over the internet and so expected…

May 24, 2013 / / Italy
May 23, 2013 / / Italy

Firstly, I  should apologize for yesterday’s rant. It must have been one of those days! Today, I promise to be positive and tell you about the delights of our Venetian trip. Today has been truely wonderful: a wander through the Doge’s Palace…

May 22, 2013 / / Italy

“Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice, there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.” – Henry James I disagree with Henry James.  As far as I can see, the most disagreeable thing  in Venice is the way the…

May 22, 2013 / / Italy

We arrived at Manchester Airport at around 11am on Monday 21 May and negotiated the usual queue at the EasyJet desk and wondered why they encourage you to check in online before you arrive, as if it’s going to make…