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
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.
So excited about going to Venice! I've been before but in the Winter many years ago, so I'm really looking forward to it. For me, the fun of holidays & short breaks starts with the outfit planning. I am an obsessive weather-watcher before I go away, as on short breaks we only travel with carry-on … Continue reading Packing for Venice