Burano: Live from the Island of Technicolor Houses & Lace

Burano's Brightly Coloured Houses are a Photographer's - and Dulux's - Dream Burano's No.1 tourist attraction is the eye-dazzling, brightly coloured terraced houses lining its canals, but its mask and lace shops, not to mention its restaurants, also draw the visitors in; Tony and Helen Page … [Read more...]

Murano: Live from the Island of the Glass Makers

Murano Glass is world-famous, but does the island match up to the Chandeliers? Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking dates from 1291, when the Venetian Doge, frightened that the foundries' fires would destroy the city’s largely wooden buildings, ordered the glassmakers to move to the … [Read more...]

Castel Gandolfo: Live from the Pope’s Summer Residence

Overlooking beautiful Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo has both the Pope and Porchetta He missed seeing the Pope, or sampling the famous "porchetta", and was nearly trampled underfoot by pilgrim hordes, but Tony Page enjoyed his visit to this friendly little town occupying high ground on the Alban … [Read more...]

San Gimignano – Famous for its Fine Food and Towers

San Gimingano - Famous for its Towers and Fine Food: San Gimignano is a charming Tuscan hill town that's famous for its medieval buildings and towers. Situated roughly halfway between Siena and Florence, it was a perfect place for us to stop as we travelled from Siena to Florence. We also heard … [Read more...]

Guernsey – A Little Bit of Heaven in the Channel Islands

Guernsey - Explore This Wonderful Hidden Garden Paradise in the Channel Islands Many people don’t even know that Guernsey exists, but the lucky ones who do know Guernsey, love it. Guernsey is an island; one of the Channel Islands, it is situated in the English Channel 50 km away from France's … [Read more...]