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Campanile di San Marco

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  • Day1

    Campanile

    May 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Und weil uns die Schlange grad gar nicht so lang erscheint, stellen wir uns einfach gleich mal beim Campanile an. Und kaum eine halbe Stunde später fahren wir mit dem Fahrstuhl nach oben, und genießen den Ausblick auf die Lagunenstadt.Read more

  • Day1

    Markusdom

    May 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Die Schlange vorm Markusdom ist dann länger, aber nachdem wir diese Kirche damals kaum und vor allem nicht gemeinsam genießen konnten, ist uns der Besuch tatsächlich sehr wichtig.
    Der Innenraum im byzantinischen Stil ist ziemlich düster und ziemlich gülden, und wie so oft ist fotografieren eigentlich verboten (warum auch immer). Die Schlange zu den Knochen des heiligen Markus schenken wir uns, den Aufgang zu den Bronzepferden, die einst in Rom standen, den machen wir natürlich, und genießen zum zweiten Mal einen besonderen Ausblick.
    Danach machen wir uns mit Alilaguna auf den Rückweg zu unserem Schiff. Wir kommen ja nochmal nach Venedig auf dieser Reise.
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  • Day22

    Day 22: Venice, Italy

    July 12, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Leaving Florence was bittersweet. We were sad to leave the city, but really happy to leave the hot and humid hostel.

    When we got to Venice, we checked into our Airbnb and it was wonderful. We had plenty of space and were located in a really good spot. We had a lot of laundry to do so I had to set up the clothesline back and forth across the room a few times so it felt like we were doing limbo or attempting to avoid lasers for the majority of our time there.

    At night, we took a walk around the city and had a nice dinner with Venchi gelato afterwards (of course). I really love Venice because it's so unique. No cars, only boats and walking to get around. And all the little streets make it like a bunch of little mazes. We also went in so many glass and leather stores and we were pretty upset that we couldn't buy anything to bring back.
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  • Day23

    Day 23: Venice, Italy

    July 13, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today we visited St. Mark's Cathedral and Doge's Palace. Doge's Palace was pretty cool:

    1. Houses the largest oil painting in the entire world

    2. Has a "Bridge of Sighs" as the view from the bridge was the last prisoners got to see of the outside world before being banished to their cells

    3. There was always a room before the actual room. There was always a mini room that would serve as an entrance or waiting area for the following room and it was like that for pretty much every room! After you'd leave one big room, you were in the waiting/mini room for the next.

    After the tour, we went to the Cathedral and it was really nice. I forgot just how many churches there was to see in Italy, but nothing compares to the Vatican/St. Peter's Basilica.

    After our tourist touring, we grabbed sandwiches and ate them in the square. We also took a walk, found a place by the water, had a drink and then headed back to our Airbnb for a mini "spa" night and packing up. We made ourselves dinner at the Airbnb and we originally bought rice, but we couldn't figure out how to make it as it was all in Italian and turns out we actually bought Risotto, so we ditched that idea and made chicken breasts, broccoli and pasta. Turned out pretty good.
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  • Day2552

    Venice

    July 18, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    It was always one of my dreams to go to Venice, but somehow it never worked out until now:) We stayed at a really nice Airbnb in Canareggio, which happened to be a really convenient location and a nice neighborhood. I went with a friend of mine which I got to know on my Australian trip. And we kept being friends :) Venice is just such a (girls) dream, its actually one of my favourite locations so far and not just because of Italian gelato😉🍦Read more

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    Venice Food

    July 18, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    I mean lets be honest: Italian cuisine is one of the yummiest. I felt like in a dream. Everywhere gelato, pasta and pizza. We tried out like 162919 million different tramezzinis and pastries and drank way to much aperol, but we came back happy- and with 2 kilos more 😉Read more

  • Day10

    A Honeymoon Must: Gondola Ride

    October 31, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Although very pricey (and especially pricey after dark), we opted to take an evening gondola ride to celebrate the romance of the city, and our recent marriage. We shared the boat with a family of three (not pictured, as they didn't add to the romance of the trip). Tacky as it might be to talk about money, we shared an 80 Euro cost for a short 30 minute ride; a 45 minute ride cost 120 Euro. The gondola drivers sure do make good money for cruising around the city's canals with sappy tourists!Read more

  • Day10

    Honeymoon Gondola Ride, Continued

    October 31, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    It is estimated that there were 8-10,000 gondolas during the 17th and 18th century. There are just over 400 in active service today, and virtually all of them are used for hire by tourists. The few in private ownership are either hired out to Venetians for weddings or are used for racing. Even though the gondola, by now, has become a widely publicized icon of Venice, in the times of the Republic of Venice it was certainly not the only means of transportation. On the map of Venice created by Jacopo de' Barbari in 1500, only a fraction of the boats are gondolas; the majority of boats in use at that time are batellas, caorlinas, galleys, and other boats.Read more

  • Day10

    Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal

    October 31, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The last item on our itinerary was to find the Rialto Bridge. With our day pass on the public vaporetto, we hopped on a crowded vessel and headed toward the bridge. When we got there, a street vendor who spoke no English (or Spanish) shoved a bouquet of roses in Carole's hands and took our picture. Funny, but awkward!

    The Rialto bridge, a single span stone bridge designed by Antonio da Ponte, was completed in 1591 after a couple of previous bridges had collapsed. It is similar in structure to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up to a central portico, and on either side of the portico are covered ramps with rows of shops. The engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious at the time that architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted future ruin. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice.
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