I have now decided to leave out Ancona completely, sorry Ancona…. will miss the Adriatic I know and an interesting city (according to the reviews)…. but I just wasn’t giving myself long enough in Venice. Five days should give me plenty of time to acquaint myself with the all those alleyways and bridges, gondolas, vaporettas and cornettos!! ‘Twil be a long bus ride to Rome though…..
Anyway, in the meantime, I look forward to Provence on Thursday, where my brother, who lives near Nice plans to show me some local French villages. Here’s a taster if it’s sunny but the forecast is thunder storms images of Provence I didn’t realise there was so much lavendar!