Venice – the last day

In Rome and Venice we have stayed for three nights in each, that’s in contrast to the two nights for our Spain trip in 2016. For a limited stay three nights is a good compromise as you have the opportunity to learn the lay of the land, how to get around, do a few touristy…

Venice – first impressions

An UNESCO hertage listed old European city turned into a fancy outdoor shopping centre. This morning was spent sliding through the Italian countryside at 240km/h, passing crops, vineyards with their straight rows of grapes, and hay bales standing in the open paddocks. It was nice to just sit, listen to an audio book, and gaze…

Rome – the Colloseum

With my usual precision – we had transport booked for 9:30am so we were off the ship a little after 8am. A good thing as our driver and the others were not far away and we were heading to Rome by 9am. We had a couple of hours to kill before we could check in…