Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site used to be an independent republic and remain one of Italy‘s most important cities. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago. Venice, the world’s only pedestrian city, is easily walkable, and the absence of cars makes […]
Just a 5-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge, Centauro Hotel is set in a 16th-century building, 500 yards from St. Mark’s Square. Rooms at the Centauro Hotel are decorated in a Venetian style from the 18th century. Some offer a private terrace, others have canal views. All rooms are air-conditioned in the summer. Breakfast is […]
Located in the very city centre of Florence, the four-star Hotel Brunelleschi is not only luxurious but also historic with its very own museum. “We’d be living in luxury. They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi.”End of The DaVinci Code A stone’s throw from the Uffizi Museum, Piazza della Signoria and close to some of […]
Access to a lounge before a flight can always enhance the experience of travel, however, the VIP Lounge Pisa airport isn’t anything worth returning to, the decor dated, it reminded me of someone’s living room from sometime in the 1970s’. The seats were narrow and uncomfortable, something you wouldn’t want to spend much time on. […]
Pisa is the capital city of the Province of Pisa in Tuscany Italy. Known worldwide for its leaning tower, it also has more than 20 other historic churches, palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th […]
Steps from the main railway station and only 1km from Pisa airport, Nh Cavalieri Hotel is a short walk to the old town centre and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This four-star hotel isn’t exactly in the best area of town, but it is convenient. However, the four-star rating is exaggerated as it fails to deliver. Though […]
Francesca & Rudy Wedding 2012, a short trailer. A short fast video of the event as I tried out iMovie Trailers and got this result, which is rather impressive for the functionality that it has. It is sweet to see something so lovely and honoured to have been there for their big day.
Francesca and Rudy big day I am so honoured to have been invited to attend the wedding of Francesca and Rudy in Florence Italy on September 8, 2012. For those that couldn’t make it, this is a short video that records that day. Watch the short trailer video of the wedding.
A return to Florence Italy in September 2012, this is a short video of the best of Firenze. I’ve been here several times now, but still learning camera techniques, but each new video seems to get better all the time as my skills improve. I’m sure this won’t be the only video of Florence I […]
Rich in art and architecture, a centre of medieval European trade and finance, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and once the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence is so rich in art that some first-time visitors experience the Florence Syndrome, a phenomenon observed and described with more than 100 cases among tourists and […]
Located near the Florence train station and an only 10-minute walk into the centre, Globus Hotel is basic and clean, ideally located for exploring this small pedestrian-friendly city. Cleanroom, free wifi, free continental breakfast, in-room mini/bar/fridge, air-conditioned rooms, and friendly staff. It serves its purpose and is excellent value for a short stay in Florence. There […]
Travels in Firenze (Florence) Italy 2010. One of several videos I have of Florence, each time seeing it in a different way, but it still inspires, the classics and richness of art history here is remarkable. A renaissance town in every way with little alleys, cathedrals, squares, galleries. The Gates of Paradise is well worth […]
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval city in Tuscany, Italy, famous for its towers which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance era, it was a […]
Rich in art and architecture, a centre of medieval European trade and finance, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and once the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence is so rich in art that some first-time visitors experience the Florence Syndrome, a phenomenon observed and described with more than 100 cases among tourists […]
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy. The city is considered a cultural, artistic and architectural gem. Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Politically, economically, and culturally it was the most important city in Europe for around 250 years; from some time before 1300 until the early 1500s.
Bad Catania is a modern and quirky bed and breakfast/self-catering apartments set in Catania‘s centre, a 5-minute walk from the seafront and the harbour. It is 219 yards from La Pescheria historic fish market and Piazza Duomo. Bad Catania soundproofed rooms combine design and modern art. They all come with air conditioning and a TV. Free […]