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The next category that visitors are prompted to use in this website is the 'picture gallery' that consists of about nine pictures that the visitor to Verona must see before he visits the famous city. Each picture- the pictures being that of famous and historic monuments in Verona, come with an explanation of where the monument is, and also short snippets of information on the monument. For example, under the picture of Juliet's Balcony, some information on the history of Juliet's Balcony, and also its location are given in small sentences.
This enables the visitor to the website to assimilate this important information, and judge for himself, after viewing the pictures, if he wants to visit the city or not. However, the feeling that is generated by the picture gallery is one of excitement that one would soon visit and experience these majestic monuments and be a small part of the history of the place when the intended visit takes place. The ways and means to reach the places are also explained clearly, and all one would have to do is contact the 'City Guide' whose contact details are given in every available space, so that he would advise the visitor on what can be the best next step to be taken in order to visit Verona. The third category utilized by this website in its presentation of Verona is that of History, as well as a presentation of certain famous Italian recipes that, the site claims, is genuinely Italian, and is widely available in Verona. Italian cuisine, as everyone knows, is famous all over the world, and one may want to visit Verona, if for no other reason, then at least to try out all the gastronomical delights that this quaint Italian town has on offer for the hungry traveler.
The fourth category in the website is that of a printable version of a City Guide of Verona, in which all the places of interest in Verona, the events that take place in the city, the times and the dates in which they generally happen, a city map, and so on are all offered to the visitor free of cost; these details can be printed out by the visitor to the site as and when he wants to. This is a very interesting offer, since the traveler then knows exactly what is happening in various parts of the city even before he visits it. The city of Verona is presented as an exciting city full of possibilities for an evening out in style. Some of the additional information provided by the site is that of the various eating-places in Verona, including some of the larger restaurants.
Significant details about the Airport in Verona are also provided, which the traveler can use when he travels to the city. This is how the city of Verona is being presented on the Internet on several different websites. Upon accessing the information provided within the site, one is tempted to visit the place as soon as possible; this is how the city is being packaged and sold to the intended visitor. Verona is most of the time depicted as a historic city, where the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet actually took place, and where one can eat an array of extremely tempting Italian foods to ones' heart's content. (Verona-Italy, Travel and Tourism Info)
The city of Venice-London is a small and tranquil place in the Paddington area of North London. This picturesque and scenic place is located at the beginning of Regent's Canal, which flows into the Regent's Park, thus managing to complete the final link in the Grand Union Canal that is located between Birmingham and the Thames River. The canal is accessible through small boats that are always available for hire, and one can even walk along the Tow Path that goes along the length of the Canal. The place is home to the famous Lord's Cricket Ground, and is located to the South of the Primrose Hill. (The Eton Collection)
The website- 'About' states that Little Venice measures less than a square mile within the famous Maida Vale District of London. This district is actually one of the better class areas in London, being one of the exclusive and expensive residential areas in that part of London. It was in the year 1820 that the Grand Union Canal was opened up to the public and the common man. At that time, the area was home to artists and writers, and most distinctly, prostitutes. After that particular period, however, Little Venice has managed to earn for itself a more respectable name and reputation as a 'genteel' district. The entire area of the Venice-London is comprised of ten tree-lined streets lined on both sides by beautiful white stucco homes that can trace their roots back to the seventeenth century. The quaint and charming houses combined with small shops on both sides of the street called Formosa street and the Clifton Gardens add to the old world and charming atmosphere of this beautiful part of the big city of London.
In addition, the Little Venice is ideally located, being as it is in the middle of Oxford Street, the West End, the Paddington station and even the Heathrow Airport. This ideal location makes Little Venice a most coveted address for the elite and the wealthy of London. This website 'About' also describes in detail the various small charms that are present in taking a trip on a barge down the canals of 'Little Venice' or 'Venice-London' as it is called. In a short history of the place, the system of traveling through London's canals using barges or small boats is described, along with the pictures of these canals. It explains that in London, canals were once so-called 'traffic movers', and it is at the intersection of the Regent's Canal and the Grand Union Canal that the landing stage of Little Venice is located. A beautifully decorated barge can be hired, or the traveler can just walk around the walkways built round and about Regent's Canal.
An added attraction is the presence of quaint little cafes around the Regent Canal, where the weary traveler can put up his feet and relax with comfort. The boats or barges are kept moored along regent's Canal, where they may be easily accessible at any time and whenever needed. The most interesting part of this website is where the owners of these boats and barges have advertised their boats in full Technicolor detail wherein the visitor to the website looking for a clearer picture of the barges and the rates and other details would be able to easily access these details from the website itself, and even contact the owner of the barge while sitting in a small flat in Delhi or in Paris and planning the holiday and collecting the relevant material for the trip. The details given on the website go so far as to advertise the standard Christmas menu that is offered aboard this particular barge, known popularly as 'Jason's Trip'. (Jason's Trip)
Such advance planning helps the traveler to choose and to decide and to select the particular barge that they would want to take, and since this particular barge has been advertised on the Internet, it will definitely be the first choice for many a traveler. The London Canal Museum has this to say on this website about the walks along the towpath which are paths along the walkways around the canals around Little Venice. Every summer, guided walks are offered to the traveler along the canal towpath, starting from the Museum towards the Regent's Canal, through local streets. The destination is, as it is advertised on the website, the Caledonian Road, from where the traveler would be taken to the Western side of the Islington Canal. Afterwards, the traveler is guided to Camden, the entire walk comprising about two km in its totality. The pace is slow and leisurely, so much so that even wheelchair users are encouraged to take part in this experience of a walk along the historic canals in and around Little Venice.
Camden is London's most famous marketplace, and once this destination has been reached, the traveler is generally allowed to browse through the fares displayed in the market. During the walk, however, the history of the Venice-London city is explained to the traveler. For example, after passing through the Islington Tunnel, the walk leads through various canal side buildings, and before these buildings are reached, the historic events of the Second World War and how the entire railway from London to Scotland was protected from being bombed during the World War II is described to the traveler. The fact that canal side buildings used to be coal depots is also explained, as is the general history of Regent's canal that is also explained in small snippets, along with other similarly interesting facts, and it is through such small tidbits of information…[continue]
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