Villa d’Este: Live from the Water Organ in the Gardens at Tivoli

The legendary Renaissance gardens of the Villa d'Este, arguably the most important in Italy The famous fountains and gardens of Italy's Villa d'Este made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Water Organ Fountain above the magnificent Fountain of Neptune entranced Villa D'Este's residents and … [Read more...]

Villa d’Este: live from the Gardens in Tivoli

The famous Fountains and Gardens of Italy's Villa d'Este made it a World Heritage Site The legendary Renaissance gardens of the Villa d'Este are arguably the most important in Italy, and inspired many other gardens all over Europe. The great fountains are particularly striking, and Helen sets the … [Read more...]

Venice in Acqua Alta: Live From Piazza San Marco

High Water at High Noon: Keep Your Balance in St. Mark's Square - or Go for a Paddle! "Acqua Alta" is Italian for "High Water", and when a big tide comes into Venice's lagoon, that's exactly what you get in Piazza San Marco and many pedestrian streets. Fortunately, it usually only happens from … [Read more...]

The Dolomites: Live from Rifugio Lagazuoi

At 2752m, the Dolomites look stunning from Rifugio Lagazuoi - especially with hot chocolate! Tony and Helen Page take the cable car to Rifugio Lagazuoi, built in 1965 by mountain tour guide Ugo Pompanin (and still managed by his family). From its terrace at 2,752m, you can get a stunning … [Read more...]

The Dolomites: Live from Cortina d’Ampezzo

Winter sports, Apres-ski, James Bond film set - but even in Summer Cortina is not to be missed Cortina d'Ampezzo is the jewel of the Dolomites, the Italian mountain range that's just a few hours away from Venice. More famous as a winter ski resort and setting for James Bond films, Tony and Helen … [Read more...]

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...]

Restaurants in Cannaregio, Venice

Restaurants in Cannaregio, Venice It's important to check that the restaurant at which you're interested in eating is open! Restaurants in Venice do not all close on a Monday, rest days vary, and not all open at night. Booking is highly advisable, especially when you want an outside table. … [Read more...]

Restaurants in Santa Croce, Venice

Restaurants in Santa Croce, Venice: It's important to check that the restaurant at which you're interested in eating is open! Restaurants in Venice do not all close on a Monday, rest days vary, and not all open at night. Booking is highly advisable, especially when you want an outside … [Read more...]