Dusting off

Been pretty quiet on the blogging front recently – too busy planning new trips and new adventures. This year we’re heading to Athens – our first time on the Greek mainland, Montenegro – which has been on the list ever since we visited Croatia many moons ago – and then a fortnight exploring the archaeologicalContinue reading “Dusting off”

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”