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 […]
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.
All roads lead to Rome, but Rome was not built in a day, nor has it ever been finished by the looks of things, I take the advice of many native Italians and not judged Italy on Rome alone. When the Roman empire was at its peak it controlled most of Europe. Though it has […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A picturesque city medieval city in the region of Tuscany, Siena is located in the north of Italy south of Florence, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Siena was a proud, wealthy, and warlike independent state during the Middle Ages, until its defeat by Florence. It was a poor little city for a few hundred […]
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 […]
A small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, a popular tourist destination since the 19th century. Having spent a day in Taormina relaxing on the pebbled beach and clear waters, this is where you come to just relax, for it is not a large metropolitan resort. Build on the winding cliffs […]
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.
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. This is one of those places everyone must have seen in pictures or movies, Venice is world known and famous for its canals, […]
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 […]
Italy occupies a long, boot-shaped peninsula, it is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranked as the fifth major tourist destination in the world. Italy did not exist as a state until the country’s unification in 1861. The creation of the Kingdom of Italy was the result of the efforts by […]
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 […]
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. […]