Venice: Live aboard a Gondola through the Hidden Canals

Hidden waterways, live music, gondola drag racing, Armani spotting and general mayhem Escaping from the Grand Canal, the gondolas explore the hidden canals running through the back blocks of Venice, winding their way along the narrow waterways towards Piazza San Marco. Inaccessible if the tide is … [Read more...]

Venice: Live from Gondolas on the Grand Canal

Six gondolas, live musical accompaniment, and a lot of "Prosecco" - beware, tourists! Six gondolas abreast down the Grand Canal? Tony and Helen Page brave a slightly out-of-control shared gondola cruise (maybe the prosecco had something to do with it) that starts off at the Rialto Bridge and … [Read more...]

Palazzo Barbarigo – Venice Grand Canal

An Opulent Palazzo on the Grand Canal: One of the most eye-catching palazzi you'll see on the Grand Canal is Palazzo Barbarigo. Its front facade is decorated with colourful mosaics of Murano glass. Renaissance Architecture Palazzo Barbarigo was originally built in the 16th century. Its … [Read more...]

Regent’s Canal – Popular for its Boating Holidays

The Regent's Canal is One of London's Best-Kept Secrets: To say that the Regent's Canal is one of the best-kept secrets in London is no exaggeration. I've been travelling to London since the 1990's and yet this year is the first time that I'm visiting this Canal with nearly 200 years of … [Read more...]

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto – an Iconic Venice Bridge

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto is an Iconic Venice Bridge: Ponte di Rialto or Rialto Bridge as we know it, is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice and the oldest amongst the four. Built between 1588 and 1591, this was the only link between the two sides of the Grand … [Read more...]