4 Jun 2012 12:57 PM – Venice

Dear Michele,

Thank you so much for the wonderful Venice experience you arranged for me. The Palazzo Priuli was a delight: historic Venetian grandeur with every modern convenience. It’s a lovely quite hotel and appeared to have only 10 rooms. My room was on the ground floor with a window overlooking the canal. The gondalas went right past. The staff were marvellous and the buffet Breakfast was in the grand room on the piano nobile. As you had explained it was about seven minutes from San Marco Square; it could not have been better placed. And near some delightful small eating places; so much better than having to patronise the ones facing ther lagoon. All the tours were good. The Absolute Venice tour was done in pouring rain, but it did not seem to matter and that was the only wet day. The three villas visited on the trip to Padua were great and their gardens a delight. The Villa Pisano was a standout…

I hope you had a great time in Italy and avoided any earthquakes!

With very best wishes and many thanks, Diana