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 […]
Located on the east coast of the island of Sicily, at the foot of the active volcano Mount Etna. Baroque buildings and churches, volcanic rock beaches, markets and streets littered and marked by graffiti. First impressions of Catania and nearby areas are not very positive. On arrival, I witnessed an attempted bag snatching and the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 just around the corner from San Marco Square, part of Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, breakfast is served in an outdoor restaurant on the canal. Very Impressed and excellent choice. Overlooking the Grand Canal, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is just 110 yard from Saint Mark’s Square. An American breakfast is served out on the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Set in a 13th-century building 55 yard from St. Mark’s Square, Palazzo Selvadego offers air-conditioned rooms decorated with contemporary art. In-room massages are available on request. Rooms at the Palazzo Selvadego feature elegant furniture and parquet floors. They include a satellite TV and a kettle with teas and coffee. The private bathroom is complete with […]
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 […]