Gibraltar and its Famous Rock

Gibraltar and its Impenetrable Rock: From Torremolinos we travelled westward along the Costa del Sol to La Linea de la Conception to make a visit to Gibraltar before going on to Seville. Many first-time visitors to Gibraltar may find this place a little curious. Where it sits at the southern … [Read more...]

Tony Page reviews Bianca Reyes’ “Venice for rookies” eBook

A Venice insider's view on the best hotels, restaurants, shopping and places to see We're off to Italy in August, with a couple of stops in Venice, so I was especially interested in reviewing Bianca Reyes' "Venice for rookies" eBook. Let's hope you think my words are worth your time reading … [Read more...]

Venice and the Lagoon

Venice and the Lagoon: Introduction An ever-growing range of features, links and practical information to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Venice, including guides to hotel accommodation, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, city neighbourhoods and getting about. There's a lot here … [Read more...]

Dorsoduro, Venice

Dorsoduro, Venice's "Hard Ridge": Dorsoduro's (literally 'hard ridge') refers to the character of the land in this part of Venice, which is a bit higher and rockier - or at least, more solid - than the other less firm areas of land that emerged from the lagoon over the centuries. It's a … [Read more...]

Gay and Lesbian Venice

Gay and Lesbian Venice: In February, Carnevale is a meeting point for gay people, but apart from that, although it's a marvellous city (and in spite of Truman Capote's famous quote: "Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go"), if you're looking for gay-specific … [Read more...]