"Don't take a gondola. You’ll feel like a prize idiot, being barrage-photographed by tourists while jammed in front of a sardonic man with a pole giving you a bad rendition of O Sole Mio (which is Neapolitan, anyway) before charging you £55 for 40 minutes in a gondola-jam" The Times, 17 June 2007
Venice and Burano January 17th 2010 Venice
Venice is still one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This romantic sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character.
Venice is the world's only pedestrian city and the absence of cars makes it a particularly pleasant experience. If you want to get around a bit more quickly, there ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more