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Goodby Venice, hello London

We left Venice yesterday, and it was tough to go.  Beautiful city, amazing sights and a visit we’ll always remember.  This was the highlight so far. Despite some concerns of how we would manage our baggage in the water taxi, … Continue reading

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So many people, so many laneways

Wow, Venice is a busy little city – only 50,000 residents yet 1 million tourists pour into the city each month during summer.  Nowhere was it more evident than today when we made our way to the Rialto Bridge which is … Continue reading

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Gondolas and glass blowing

Today was a day on the water firstly for the gondola ride around some of the canals near San Marco where we are staying. We also ventured out onto the Grand Canal. The photos are typically what we would all … Continue reading

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Venturing to Venice

Today was a day of driving – firstly to the historic city of Verona on our way to Venice. Our stop was to visit the family home of Juliet Capulet (of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet fame). We did the touristy … Continue reading

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Rest and recreation

Today was a day of rest and recreation in Sirmione, along with a dose of work this afternoon.  Not bad really when you consider that we can get our work done while the southern hemisphere is sleeping. Clients are pleased … Continue reading

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Sirmione – seriously?

Did we take the wrong turn? And end up in Germany?  Tad disappointed with Sirmione – seemingly the German tourist capital of Italy. Even the restaurants have German translations.  While our hotel is very pretty and the outlook pleasant, there … Continue reading

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The townships on Lake Como

Today was a day on the lake, visiting some of the beautiful towns on Lake Como. The Swiss influence is very evident in this part of Italy – guess that is likely when it’s just across the border. The photos … Continue reading

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From Monterosso to Monza – well almost

I  simply can’t describe the drive out of the Monterosso this morning because I had to keep my eyes closed all the way. Sheer panic at the width of the road and the  drop down the cliff (on the passenger … Continue reading

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Manarola moments

Today we went to explore one of the five towns of Cinque Terre – Manarola. This has some memories for me (and our family). The last time we visited, let’s say I had what I am now calling a ‘Manarola … Continue reading

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Five of the best

The Cinque Terre are five little hamlets on the west coast of the Riveria.  They are the villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore Like the Amalfi Coast (particularly Positano), the houses in these towns cling to the sides … Continue reading

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