If you travel to Rome you definitely need a good 4 or 5 days there as there's a lot of ground to cover. Even though we were with our children we must have walked for miles everyday breaking up the journeys with promises of gelato and other treats. Just make sure you have some decent maps … Continue reading The Sites of Rome
This was my second visit to Rome (the first was in the flush of new married life with my husband), so we did approach it with a bit of trepidation seeing as we had two children in tow. We needn't have worried however as Rome has so much to offer and it turned out to be a great … Continue reading Roaming Around Rome
Oh dear, I seem to be suffering from the usual packing dilemma - I want to fit half my wardrobe into a teensy-weensy piece of hand luggage. It doesn't help that I appear to have lost all willpower at the last minute and have been seeing more of my DHL man (Hi Dave!) than my own husband. … Continue reading Packing for Rome
I'm embarrassed to admit that last time I went to Venice, I never went on the water. I definitely made up for it this time! Travelling up and down the Grand Canal (we went on the vaporetto) is definitely 'a must' when in Venice. Seeing all the grand palazzi in the day and then lit … Continue reading Grand Canal Views
Whilst we were in Venice, we decided to jump on a ferry and go to the stunning island of Burano. Wow, this place does not disappoint! Burano is actually an archipelago of four islands (linked by bridges) and is only a 40min boat ride from Venice. It lies to the north of the lagoon and … Continue reading Burano – The Rainbow Island
Whenever I visit a city, town or village, I always like to go to the local food market. It is here you usually find all the locals and can get a real feel of what it's like to live in such a place. I love the buzz, colours and smells and it's surprising what produce … Continue reading Snapshots of Venice
The best way to arrive in Venice is undoubtedly by boat. We pre-booked ours through Consorzio Motoscafi. As there were 8 of us, it surprisingly worked out cheaper than any other way to get into Venice and the fact that we had the boat to ourselves made it all the more special. Unfortunately our flight was … Continue reading Arriving in Venice, Italy.