Category Italy

A-Z April Challenge – D For Doge’s Palace In Venice

Doge’s Palace, Venice

Monday Morning Blues – Sundowners Overlooking The Grand Canal In Venice

A very chilled memory to beat the blues this Monday morning.

The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

I visited Northern Sardinia in 2005. Mrs Wilbur & I flew into Olbia and hired a car to explore the beautiful coastal region of the island. The area is known as Costa Smeralda which translates as the Emerald Coast on account of the amazing blue waters. Join us over on Twitter to post a photo […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

As a young lad I was intrigued to hear about the tower in Italy that was leaning over and indeed many years later when I paid it a visit it was still an intriguing spectacle. The free-standing bell tower of the adjacent cathedral began to lean during construction in the 12th century, due to soft […]

Verona Arena, Italy

Friday Photo – Verona Arena, Italy

We travelled to Verona by train from Venice, a scenic ride culminating in the lovely city of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is home to al fresco opera most years in July & August. Sadly there was nothing on when we went so we had to satisfy ourselves with a Maria Callas exhibition instead, showing […]

Music On My Travels – #2 The ’80s

Having not started work until 1982, my ’70s overseas travel was limited to one French exchange trip, however during the eighties I really started to flex my wanderlust. Continuing my posts on the music that transports me back to my travels I have now reached the ’80s. My Travels in the Eighties My first independent […]

Darvaza Gas Crater, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan

My Top 20 Favourite Travel Photos – 16 to 20

What’s the point in taking photographs? They are souvenirs of course, memories of fabulous sights, magical holidays & iconic locations. They can evoke amazing feelings and transport us right back to a special moment in time. Nowadays, with the advent of smartphones and digital cameras we take thousands of pictures and videos every year, an […]

North West Italy Train Tour

Northern Italy is really suffering at the moment as we all know only too well. Italy is probably the favourite European travel destination for many, and with good reason. It has to be hoped that we are able to visit the historic country again in a few months. I have nothing but fond memories of […]

Sunday Photos – Venice Bridges