Canale delle Fondamente

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  • Day17

    Day 17 - Last Day in Venice

    September 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Another awesome day of alley wandering and great food. The highlight was definitely the Row Venice gondola ride - 90 minutes of riding and rowing through the Venice canals. The best way to see Venice is absolutely from the water. Sad to leave tomorrow, we could easily stay here another week.Read more

  • Day15

    Day 15 - Venice - Welcome to Italy!

    September 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We are already in love with Venice! While we were sad to leave Spain this morning, we are so happy and excited to be in Italy. We had a smooth, short flight this afternoon and then took the Alilaguna (water ferry) directly from the airport to Venice. We met our lovely host at our Airbnb and she walked us through the basics of our amazing, romantic apartment and some recommendations for our three night stay in Venice. She didn't speak much English, but we got by with as much as we could. Then we set off for a night of exploring. We brought no map or GPS and decided to just get lost in the alleys for hours. We went back to our apartment to grab one of the dinner recommendations and set off for an amazing first meal in Italy - a first course of pasta with meat sauce for me and pasta with clams for Tim, second course of grilled fish and grilled veggies for both of us (all with a bottle of red wine), finished off with tiramisu to split, coffee with Baileys for Tim and decaf with Amaretto for me! Then we continued walking through the beautiful city. After wandering through alleys and over canals, we somehow managed to find our way home. We had to do a little bit of dancing to the "love songs" CD that our host left for us, and now we are ready for bed!!Read more

  • Day16

    Day 16 - Venice - Best Day Ever!

    September 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Venice is awesome. Since our Airbnb host is so great, she left us with so much food that we didn't have to venture out first thing for breakfast and coffee. We were able to work out and eat toast with jam, fresh fruit, and coffee without leaving the house. After a late start, we set off for a do-it-yourself walking tour of Venice (which also included lunch of an amazing shared pizza and salad). We hit most of the main spots in just a few hours. We wandered through the touristy San Marco's area, seeing the San Marco plaza and its famous basilica, clock and tower. We went to the top of the tower to get beautiful 360 degree panoramic views of Venice and the surrounding islands. Then we ventured to the next spot on our list - one of the oldest bookstores/libraries in the world. It turns out we had actually ended up in here hours earlier, not knowing what it was. After that, we went over to the famous Rialto bridge.

    The San Marco tourist area that makes up most of these top attractions is cool, but jam packed with people. It made us so happy that we are staying in the Cannaregio neighborhood. We are about a 10 minute walk from everywhere on the island. But our neighborhood is quiet and empty and full of local spots instead of tourist traps. We are able to wander the alleys and bridges for hours, barely seeing anyone.

    After the busy Rialto bridge, we headed home to relax and get ready for dinner. We found a great local restaurant on Yelp and walked the few blocks to get there early for a table. Good thing we did, because if was full about 5 minutes later. Dinner was amazing - grilled scallop appetizer, first course of black ravioli stuffed with ricotta and sea bass for me and scallop spaghetti for Tim, then we split the fish of the day special (7 different kinds of fish and shellfish). No room for dessert this time!!

    Finally, we came home and drank the Prosecco left for us by our host and played several games of Chess and Checkers! So fun! Goodnight!!
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  • Day6

    Last day

    October 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Top of the Scala Contarini del Bolovo, Calle Varisco (Narrowest Street in Venice), Ponte de Chiodo (last bridge with no handrails), Jewish Ghetto (first ghetto in the world), More Canals

  • Day2

    Dinner am Hochzeitstag

    August 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Italienisches Restaurant

    Sehr zu empfehlen!

    2x 5gängiges Menü, 1 Fl. Weißwein, 1 Cappuccino

    Leider riechen die Fotos nicht und schmecken nicht.
    Aber, die Augen essen doch auch mit...
    19:00 -- 23:15

    ...und später wollten keine Bilder ohne Blitz etwas werden...

    Zum Schluss eine Nette Geste zum Jahrestag vom Restaurant.

    23:50 Venedig gute Nacht.
    Es war ein sehr schöner Tag.
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  • Day62

    Venice day 1/2

    May 4, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Today I made it to Italy and rode a water bus, which is a boat, to Venice. Venice is a ton of houses built on to a ton of islands. The apartment is very big and right next to a canal. There is not very much to do in Venice, as I have heard of it, but not like Paris of anything. We went to the supermarcket chain, called Incoop, and is confusing, because it is organised, but there are a lot of turns. That is all I did todoy so bye until next time!


    Today I had 2 chocolate crossaunts for breackfast, and I saw alot more than I expected. I saw the Grand Canal, St Marks, and a famous bridge. I also went on a gondola ride around somewhere, and some of them are scams, because you pay the right amount, but at the end you need to pay more. Luckily my family and I didn't get scamed. That is all i did today so goodbye untip tomorrow!😺😴
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  • Day3

    Calle de la Colombina, Venice, Italy

    August 11, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    I slept very well last night. I needed it. I woke up around 8. I quietly shuffled through the kitchen, while Paul slept, trying to figure out how to make coffee. There were two things that resembled a coffee press but I had no idea how they worked. I had to look it up on the internet. Now this is science at its best and if i were still teaching, I would bring it into school. You fill the bottom with water, put the filter back in, fill with grounds, put the pot-like top back on and put it on the burner. The hot water boils up through the grounds and coffee brews to the top into the pot and you pour it into your cup. How great! I am going in search of one immediately. I had coffee, a banana, and part of an Udi’s chocolate muffin that I got on the plane while looking out of my living room window. An older couple (literally an arm’s reach across) was picking their basil and hanging out their laundry. Perfectly Venice. I typed up a blog post while absorbing this moment in time. Paul rose about 10AM. I knew he needed sleep. He is crabby when tired. Not me. (Wink).

    We set out to explore. It is said that you must get lost in Venice and that we did. We wandered through the labyrinth of walkways and pathways and tunnels and waterways. It is a remarkable place. A place everyone should try to visit. We actually enjoyed the quieter areas away from the crowds, though, we didn’t feel like it was all that crowded anyway. We were alone most of the time and we found restaurants that were more local and less touristy. We had a little breakfast of procuitto and melon and an espresso. I love the taste of espresso but I also love to hold and savor a big mug. This whole sidaling up to a bar for a dolly sized sip of steaming hot deliciousness leaving you wanting more is no way enjoy the morning. They literally run up, order, slam and run. That is probably the only thing they do fast.
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