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...]

Faro – Algarve

The Administrative Capital of the Algarve: Faro has been the administrative capital of the Algarve since 1756. The word Faro comes from Farum which was taken from the last part of the name of a past Moorish governor. When the Moors ruled Faro, they renamed the town in the 11th century after one of … [Read more...]

Faro – Algarve

The Administrative Capital of the Algarve: Faro has been the administrative capital of the Algarve since 1756. The word Faro comes from Farum which was taken from the last part of the name of a past Moorish governor. When the Moors ruled Faro, they renamed the town in the 11th century after one … [Read more...]

Lisbon Sightseeing | Monument to the Discoveries

Portugal's early discoverers stand prominently at the waterfront: We were taught about Vasco da Gama and his early discoveries at school, but during those days I found the history lessons pretty dry and hard going.  Between the heat of the afternoon tropical sun, our non-airconditioned classrooms, … [Read more...]

Touring Devon and Cornwall

Exploring the back-roads of Devon and Cornwall: Devon and Cornwall possess miles of magnificent coastline, secluded coves, fishing villages, romantic ancient moorland, soft river estuaries and endless stretches of beaches.  Walkers, surfers, sailing buffs and holiday makers who simply want a … [Read more...]

The Historic Regensburg Wurstkuchl

Enjoy Regensburg bratwurst at the Historic Wurstkuchl: On any Danube river cruises, you'll most certainly hear about "Wurstkuchl" in Regensburg, a tavern famous for its bratwurst. Your river boat will stop near the Old Stone Bridge, thought to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built. … [Read more...]

Rome attractions – The Crypt of the Capuchins

Skeletons, skulls and bones in the city centre of Rome: We came to Piazza Barberini in search of Tony's razor part, but what we found was something more macabre! At the foot of Via Veneto, at no. 27, is the the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, better known as the Capuchin Church. Beneath … [Read more...]

Greece and Greek Island Travel

Greece Travel: a Europe Tour that's a Gold Medal Experience! Greece travel need not be an Olympic marathon. Given Greek history, the most interesting tourist sights naturally tend to be in the more southern areas of mainland Greece rather than the north. After Athens, most tours concentrate … [Read more...]

The Parthenon – A Temple Dedicated to Goddess Athena

An awe-inspiring heritage from Greece's Golden Age: A highlight of any holiday in Athens is a visit to the Acropolis.  One of the earliest religious complexes in ancient Greece, this awe-inspiring heritage from its the Golden Age still dominates the skyline of modern Athens. The Acropolis is … [Read more...]

Salzburg Sightseeing: Sound of Music tour

The Hills are Still alive with the Sound of Music! Fans of the Sound of Music movie will love being in Salzburg as here you'll be able to visit some of the film locations and re-live the movie. Many tour companies do a one day tour of Salzburg, visiting some of the main film locations.  It's … [Read more...]