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Old 15-01-2017, 08:01 PM
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Recommend any must see places Craig?
Harry's Bar was the iconic meeting place of the rich and famous back in the 60s and is worth a visit. Still owned by the family and they drop in on occasion. The atmosphere there is a bit special. Take plenty of money (but that's true of most of Venice).
A trip to Murano to the glass factories is good as is a trip to Burano nearby. Both can be visited by water taxi.
The Doge's palace is interesting (have you seen the BBC series about hidden Italian cities - it featured Venice last week). We went during Carnivale and it was impressive how many people (usually actors) were parading around in costume. One thing though - it can get very crowded so if you don't like crowds you may find it difficult to deal with. It can also be bitterly cold.

Enjoy though - we're thinking of returning there sometime.
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Recommend any must see places Craig?
Must see places- the whole old city. Splurge for a gondola ride and get some glasswork made. Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs are musts. Get a pastel impression done by a street artist too.

If you venture out of the city into the country there are numerous restaurants run by the farms or vineyards they're based on, and serving exclusively their own produce. Universally excellent. I can recommend The Meat Grill (La Griglia di Carne) which has a twelve by nine foot hotplate and doesn't cater to veggies
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Nick, would be interested but could you advise the dates as soon as you know. Having never driven on the continent I'm a bit apprehensive about the experience ... could I follow someone?
Good to see the interest and will post a date this week. I will try to avoid Duxford etc. (no doubt any date may be problem for some not others.have been AFK).

Good idea to travel in a convoy. I was thinking of suggesting we assemble in Eurotunnel car park; board the train together and then continue together on the other side. On the roads we will be using, adapting to continental driving is fairly quick and easy.

The more experienced drivers can go on ahead and get the coffees ready for when we arrive!

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Can't do weekend 7th 10th April. Going to Venice.
Careful, it rains in Venice during April so the streets may be full of water. Amber alert as the Met office might say.
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Careful, it rains in Venice during April so the streets may be full of water. Amber alert as the Met office might say.
Also Venice can get a bit pongy when the drains are full.
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Default Proposed Date 20th May for Belgian Battlefields GTG

Thank you for everyone's interests. Having taken some soundings and trying to avoid Duxford GTG and Cars on the Green GTG the proposed date is:

***** Saturday 20th May *****

I will start a new thread next week but welcome any other suggestions for the itinerary proposed at the start of this thread.

Meanwhile, please check your passport is up to date and whether you need to notify your insurers (normally up to 5 days is automatically covered).

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Please note the french require you to have at least three months remaining on your passport on the day you leave France.
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