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The Lido,the Beaches & You

The Lido,the Beaches & You

Are you in Venice or planning to visit?  If the answer is yes and you are fortunate enough be be there for more than a few days, take a trip over to The Lido. This relaxed island off Venice is the perfect place to decompress after several days of gallery hopping and shopping. You can luxuriate on a private beach, relax with the locals on several public beaches and sunbathing spots, go cycling or take long walks. It is also the perfect place to visit if you are travelling with children and want some quality family time away from the tourist frenzy across the water.

So the next question will be,which beach & how much? Below we have a map with all public & private beaches 

Private Beaches

These beaches are ridiculously well equipped. Some cabanas even have their own sinks! You will find restaurants, snack bars,children's play areas, showers, change rooms and more Prices vary from the jaw dropping to very reasonably priced but you will find a price p…

Sabbah & Selim Orientale Alimentation Generale

Sabbah & Selim Orientale
Alimentation Generale

Sabbah(Sabah)& Selim Orientale are both well known specialist grocery stores in Paris. They are well stocked, have reasonable prices & are great value.Products come from Nth Africa,Lebanon, Turkey,Greece,Tunisia,Israel.........

Stock includes pistachios,olive oils,cous cous,drinks,breads,sweets, truly the list is endless. These stores are normally packed with a quick turnaround of grocery items.This means the food is super fresh! It is hard to pin down hours but as a rule of thumb they are from Mon-Sat and Sunday mornings. Always double check weekend hours to avoid disappointment and remember some stores will close for Islamic holidays.

Locations Across Paris

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New Toilets in Esquiline

New Toilets in Esquiline
Thanks to the hard work of the locals, public toilets should soon be available for all in Piazza Vittorio.The new toilets will be located in the wonderfully named Liberty Cottage.This was the home of the AMA workers & their arms I believe have been twisted  to share the space!!!Needless to say the toilets should be clean & free!

Comitato Piazza Vittorio Partecipata - CPVP


Finally work has commenced.......

Finally Work Has Commenced......
Well it has finally happened,the toilets,that is the public toilets in Rome,have commenced work on the renovations.I know they where meant to be up & running in Dec 2015,then it was Easter & well now here we are in June! Unfortunately it is only the toilets in the Piazza della Leonina (near Vatican)  & Piazza di Spagna.When will it be finished....who knows but as the basic infrastructure is in place it shouldn't take to long. No word on the other eleven or so....Stay tuned

Piazza di Spagna

Vatican Area /Prati