Canals, gondolas and sumptuous palaces… the legendary clichés will always be there when you set out to explore Venice. But behind the splendour of a unique artistic and cultural heritage there lies hidden a real city, with its inhabitants and lifestyle organized to meet the site’s geographical limitations.
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This week, Tony’s walk takes him back to 1940 when extraordinarily, the sleepy county of Dorset became the frontline in the war against Hitler. His five day 60 mile walk along the Jurassic coast reveals the county’s hidden World War II story.
Starting by the defences on Chesil Beach (still standing 70 years on), Tony’s journey encompasses stunning scenery and amazing acts of ingenuity and bravery as he heads east to finish in Swanage and Studland Bay.
He uncovers the strange part a world famous swannery played in developing a secret weapon. He hears of the bravery of the man who won the Victoria Cross serving in Portland Harbour when it became one of the very first places in Britain to be bombed by the Germans. He reveals the role Dorset had to play in protecting Britain from invasion, and in an emotional climax he meets one of the veterans who survived after landing on Omaha Beach on D Day.
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There’s more to the Loire Valley in France than wine. We’re on the Da Vinci trail, following in the last footsteps and final resting place of the great Leonardo da Vinci in the small town of Amboise, deep in the heart of the Loire. Then for the ultimate in relaxation it’s a pamper and spa break in Grenada.
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From Lebanon’s fertile valleys to the archaeological sites bearing witness to the country’s historical importance, Pierre Brouwers shows us a country whose will to live has never ceased to amaze. Despite devastation in numerous conflicts, Lebanon, country of the cedar, has always risen again with pride, and Beirut is the most striking example of this. Night and day, the capital is bursting with the activity of stores and businesses, of building sites, of religious events, of politics, of festivities.
Beirut – Sidon – Tyre – Tripoli – Beit ed-Dine – Rachana – The Jeita Grotto – Jounieh – Qana – Byblos – Bsharri – Mount Lebanon – The Cedars – The Kadisha Valley – The Beqaa Valley – Baalbeck – The Vineyards of Ksara – Eid ul-Fitr, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast – Weddings in the Chouf district – Etc.
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