Tag Archives: Venice

The Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth) 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, the […]

Wordless Wednesday – Sundowners, Grand Canal, Venice

European Train Tour #5 – Italy

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

The Merchant of Venice

When I was at school our English Literature syllabus had us studying Shakespeare’s play of greed and revenge.  As part of our studies we put on a stage production. I secured the part of Portia’s messenger who announces the arrival of the Prince of Arragon. A whole eleven lines, which to this day I am […]

Train Tracks, Venice, Italy

June 2016 Overseas Train Journeys – Part One, Italy

If you follow my blog regularly, you will know that I love an overseas train journey. Prior to my most recent tour of North East Italy and Switzerland I had completed 191 such trips on foreign rails. It now stands at over 200! Bologna to Venice Santa Lucia After a memorable 36 hours in Bologna […]

Friday Photo 32

Happy July everybody! Having just returned from a fabulous trip to Italy & Switzerland, I have chosen a picture from Venice for today’s photo. Nothing too salubrious here, just a shot of an ordinary part of the canal taken from a floating vaporetto platform. Even then, it speaks so much about the magic of Venice […]

Venetian Find

You know all about the Grand Canal, the exorbitantly priced but must do gondola ride, St Mark’s Square and its magnificent cathedral, the Doge’s Palace, The Bridge of Sighs, The Ca D’Oro, The Rialto and La Fenice right?    These wonderful experiences have all been blogged to death, so I will leave those be. Venice […]