Diana Lawrenson

— Writer —

Diana Lawrenson Pages to Places Blog

Welcome to my blog that takes you from pages to places. Come and discover some quirky, little-known, or loose-but-relevant links from books to places around the world. You might even like to add a book suggestion of your own to the topic.

16 June 2016 | Italy, Venice

VENICE: CITY OF LIFE BOATS

Venice. Gondola in a canalIt wasn’t The Merchant of Venice that made me want to see the city of canals, nor the way so many people spoke glowingly of their time there. It was Read More »

30 March 2016 | Italy, Verona

JULIET’S BALCONY: VERONA

Juliet's Balcony, VeronaThe story of the feuding Capulets and Montagues was known in Italy long before Shakespeare wrote his play. I imagined the highlight Read More »

15 February 2016 | Italy, Milan

LA SCALA – PLEASURE AND PERIL: MILAN

When our travel dates to Milan changed unexpectedly,La Scala Milan we discovered Read More »