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...]

Tour Routes in Spain

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Spain A Suggested Route around Spain Although Spain is a major tour destination in its own right, many tours combine it with Portugal and even Morocco. Such combinations inevitably miss out interesting areas. Here's a route that covers … [Read more...]

Bilbao – Home of the Stunning Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao in the Basque Country is Home of the Guggenheim Museum: Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the Basque Country. But for most visitors, it is the Guggenheim Museum that brings them here. Transformation of Bilbao Bilbao has done … [Read more...]