The Grand Tour – with Grand Tourist from Venice to the Alps, trains, cars, carriages and cable cars. History, Geography, Food & Wine
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.
Join me from 01-08 April, 2023 for a small group tour starting in Trieste and finishing in Venice. Discovering art, history, food and wine
Italy has a long history of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 and engulfed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Venice is a cosmopolitan port city which has suffered devastating outbreaks of plague throughout its history. It was the first to develop quarantine islands in the lagoon. Every November 21st, it celebrates the Feast of Santa Maria della Salute, an occasion for Venetians to give thanks for being delivered from the plague in the 1630s.
Venice – the story of Tobias and the Angel, by artist Antonio Guardi – a popular bible story in the 15th century.
Paolo Pelosin – paper maker in Venice – Paolo Pelosin runs Il Pavone – high quality hand made paper products in historic Venice. Next time you are passing pop in and make a purchase.
The Fiat 500 is part of Italy’s motoring heritage, small, practical and affordable. The Fiat 500 is an Italian icon.