Hotel Ancora – Right in the Centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo

Hotel Ancora Enjoys An Ideal Location in the Centre of Cortina d'Ampezzo: Hotel Anchora is a family-run hotel right in the centre of the ski resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. We stayed here during our September visit and were pleased to find the hotel right on Corso Italia, the main pedestrian … [Read more...]

Hotel Punta Tragara – A Historic Capri Hotel

Hotel Punta Tragara - A Capri Hotel with WWII History: On our first walk across Capri island, we came by the Hotel Punta Tragara, a hotel with magnificent views of the coast of Capri.  A marble sign on the salmon-coloured wall of the hotel caught my attention. The Punta Tragara is a hotel of … [Read more...]

A Pleasant Stay at the Splendid Hotel in Venice

A Large Roof-top Balcony and a Spacious Room at the Splendid Hotel: From Torcello we caught a water taxi to the private pier of the Splendid Hotel, a block back from Piazza San Marco. The Splendid Hotel Venice is a four-star hotel set on a canal in the Mercerie area of Venice.  It seems to take … [Read more...]

A Luxurious Stay at the Bauer Palladio in Giudecca

The Bauer Palladio is a Sister Hotel to the Bauer Hotel in San Marco: Giudecca is not a district that we would normally choose for our Venice hotel, but when the hotel happens to be the 5-star Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa, then the story is different. The Bauer Palladio is the sister hotel to … [Read more...]

Historic Hotels in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg Medieval Old Town is Full of Charming and Historic Hotels and Inns: Rothenburg's medieval town centre is only a small area and within the city walls there is a good range of hotels and inns within easy walk to the town square and many of Rothenburg's attractions. A number of these … [Read more...]

VAT in Europe – The Rise and Rise of VAT

VAT is on the Increase in Europe: As Europe muddles through to sort out its economic crisis, one of the many measures adopted for raising revenue has been the increase of VAT rates. It may be called by different names, but Value Added Tax (VAT) unfortunately impacts on the cost of our travel (not … [Read more...]

Practical Information for Venice

Practical Information for Venice Venice Tourist Information Centre Piazza San Marco, Venice Tel (041) 522 6356 American Express San Marco 1471, Venice Tel (041) 520 0844 Hospital: Ospedale Civili Riunti di Venezia, … [Read more...]