Category Travel

My Panama hat in Venice

    At the end of these two weeks of blogs about Venice, it is time to add that it wasn’t just me who had a great time – my trusty Panama hat enjoyed itself too.        …

Venice: city of music

  During my holiday in Venice, I had hoped to go to the opera. I’d followed the fortunes of the La Fenice opera house since my teenage days when Italian opera was one of my ruling passions. Sadly, as usual,…

Wandering round Venice – night and day.

Everyone who visits Venice goes to San Marco, Saint Mark’s Square. well, you have to,  don’t you. The last time I was there, in 2011, the square was so crowded you had to push your way through the crowd and…

What happened to the cats in Venice?

  I knew something was different about Venice since the last time I’d been there. Those empty-looking streets and squares felt strange. Then it dawned on me, unlike most Italian cities, there were no cats. No curled up purrers, no…