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  • Day26

    Venice - Day 26

    July 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We had lovely breakfast in the garden of our hotel on a beautiful summer morning. The waiter warned us about leaving our food unattended as the pigeons were notorious for swooping down and taking food from the tables. We had no problems but one of the other diners got caught out!

    Today was all about wandering the streets and bridges of Venice and only getting lost once.

    We mostly wandered around the San Marco and Rialto areas, slowed down by numerous shops and galleries.

    After all that shopping we had built up quite a thirst, so we had a beer in a bar just across from our hotel.

    In the afternoon we went to the Palace of the Doge, an impressive building capturing the splendour and intrigue of the Venetian Republic.

    We crossed the Bridge of Sighs, linking the Palace with the dark cells of the 16th century prison and so named for the sighs given by the condemned prisoners as they saw their last view of the waters of Venice before their incarceration.
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