Italian lakes

We’ve headed on from the familiar sights of Venice and onto a completely new adventure now – a tour of three of the Italian lakes. Starting with Lake Garda, perhaps the most well know, and definitely one of the most visited. The first town we stop of in, and our first proper look at LakeContinue reading “Italian lakes”

Bustling Burano

Enjoy some more vividly coloured delights of Burano as we take a tour of this tiny island. The history of Burano started when inhabitants of Altino escaped from a barbarian invasion and found refuge in the islands of the Venetian lagoon. They named the islands after the gates of their former city including Murano, MazzorboContinue reading “Bustling Burano”

St Mark’s Square

Piazza San Marco, also known as St Mark’s Square, is the principal public square of Venice. It is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the city including The Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. The Doges Palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former RepublicContinue reading “St Mark’s Square”

Cruising the canals

Our first day in Venice and we’re exploring the sights of the Grand Canal including the iconic Rialto Bridge. The Grand Canal is 2.4 miles long with an average depth of five metres. The banks of the canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18thContinue reading “Cruising the canals”

Sheffield stop over

Girls trip time again! This time in the steel city itself – Sheffield! This industrial northern city holds a special place in my heart as it’s where I did my Masters Degree and made some life long friends. So grabbing my bestest friend in the whole world we’re off for some culture, shopping and boozing.Continue reading “Sheffield stop over”