Majestically located on a hilltop in the beautiful Treviso Hills, north of Venice and south of the Dolomites, in the medieval village of Cison Valmarino, Castel Brando must rank as one of the finest castle hotels in Europe; it’s certainly one of Europe’s oldest and most impressive castles and is within easy reach of Venice, […]
In one of the most desirable locations for a small hotel in Venice, the delightful Locanda Art Deco is only short walk from St Mark’s Square and just round the corner from the Accademia Bridge that spans the Grand Canal. It’s also close to Campo San Stefano, one of the more spacious squares in Venice. […]
We had occasion to stay at the Watford Hilton a couple of Sundays ago and once again we were delighted by the way the staff regard their guests. Not only was the service whilst we were there exemplary but the aftercare was impressive. Let me explain. I must have left my Blackberry charger in our […]
December 2011 Having stayed at the Hilton Watford a few times, when I was very impressed by the reception team, we recently stayed at the Hilton Maidenhead and were rewarded by a very enthusuastic girl on reception (it makes such a difference and I’ve now come to expect it), a quiet room and an enjoyable […]
Sitting in my local Venice cafe after my early morning yomp, I listened transifixed to a woman telling me about how the famous Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova was the primary influence in Modigliani adopting his very distinctive painting style.
Here’s the brief story about Anna Akhmatova