Tag Archives: Venice

Italy top tourist attractions

Italy is one of the most popular places to visit in the world. It’s a favorite of millions of tourists worldwide. And who can blame them? Nobody can resist the charms of Italy’s culture and architecture. This boot-shaped country was, after all, the home of the Legendary Romans and the Heroes of the Renaissance. Indeed, if you’re going to go to Italy, be prepared to have your breathe taken away by the sheer beauty of the place. Continue reading

Venice Orient Express: traditional luxury travel

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, more generally known as the Orient Express, is a legendary train that conjures up visions of mystery and intrigue. It has been the subject of many books, and many movies and novels have taken their settings and plots from this luxurious train. It has a powerful grasp on the imagination, and in many ways, it is still the epitome of luxury travel. Continue reading

Discover the Magic of Venice at Night

A sea fog drifting in from the Adriatic gave an almost surreal atmosphere as we strolled through Piazza San Marco {St Mark’s Square}. It was just after midnight and the square was almost deserted. My wife and I enjoyed the free music from tired musicians playing before the last of the outdoor diners, before walking to the edge of the main shipping canal. Continue reading

Ferrara Italy A Medieval Wonder

When North American travelers think of historic Italian cities, they often think of Florence, Rome, and Venice. But for those who know the real Italy, there are other incalculable riches. One such treasure is the town of Ferrara, protected by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage list as a priceless example of a living, breathing work of Renaissance art. Continue reading