Travel Agenda: Burano Suona music festival; Pau airport closes; Pride Festival in Amsterdam; Brecon Jazz Festival
Saturday 25 July 2009
The island of Burano in Venice will resound with music. The first Burano Suona festival takes place this weekend in Mazzorbetto Park, with a free programme of Venetian ska, jazz and classical music (comune.venezia.it).
From Monday until 8 August, Ryanair will not operate scheduled flights to Pau. The airport is closing to upgrade its runway and landing systems. Flights will be re-routed to Lourdes, 50km south-east of Pau; a free coach shuttle is offered (ryanair.com).
In Amsterdam, the highlight of the Pride Festival (Thursday until 2 August) is the canal parade, which draws thousands of spectators to Prisengracht on 1 August to see a flamboyant collection of 100 boats (amsterdamgaypride.nl).
On Friday, Le Gray hotel opens in Beirut. Owned and designed by Gordon Campbell Gray, it has views of the Mediterranean and Mount Lebanon, chic interiors and a rooftop restaurant (campbellgray hotels.com).
In the diary...
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