When you think of Venice

What comes to mind when you think about Venice? I have had a number of memorable visits to Venice. The first was as a teenager as part of a trip across Italy by train, with my brother. We rented a small room at the top of a house in Venice and my main memory was the...

Trees

As a child I was often taken to France on holiday, and apart from the Brittany seaside and Mont St Michel, the main thing I recall is the tree lined roads that went on and on forever, straight as a die, so unlike our British rolling roads, and lanes. Imagine the...

Thankful for something

I love Italy and go there at least once a year if possible, so this year I am missing the pleasure of that trip and I am grieving for the population suffering so badly from Covid 19. At the same time I’ve been reading a book about Italy during World War 2,...