The Grand Tour – with Grand Tourist from Venice to the Alps, trains, cars, carriages and cable cars. History, Geography, Food & Wine
Writers Retreat – one week in Italy. Workshops, seminars, inspirational tours. Author Sophfronia Scott and Art Historian Janet Simmonds guide you through the idyllic countryside of Veneto, Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’. 18-24 September 2023
Maps are a rich source of information including history, geography and landscape. To study a map carefully is to learn about a region or an area before setting foot in it. Grand Tourist
Venice was a port city – visiting ships arrived from the east every day. Sometimes the ships were carrying not just cargoes but also the plague. Venetians created quarantine islands in the 15th century. Then in 1631 they began to build the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute – in gratitude for surviving the plague of 1630.
The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice was built by the Venetian people – in gratitude for surviving the plague of 1630.