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Parco Savorgnan

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  • Day209

    Day 210: To Venice, via Milan

    September 12, 2017 in Italy

    Off to Venice we go! Excited to finally be heading here, as it's just one of those places everyone needs to visit. But first, the travel. We packed up and left quite early, around 8am, as we needed to return the car in Milan by 10:30am and it was a 2 hour drive.

    The reason we'd done a return rental was because (from memory) the hire to do a return journey was about 80 euros, while the one way journey was 250-ish. A bit of a difference! Even once you factor in 40 euros for train tickets Milan->Venice, an extra tank of petrol, 12 euros in tolls. But the other consideration was that our Airbnb wouldn't be ready until mid-afternoon, so driving from Vicenza to Venice and arriving with all our luggage at 11am wouldn't be great.

    So we drove back to Milan. Drove through a couple of super heavy rainstorms where I had to go quite slowly, though the local idiots were just plowing along at 150km/h like usual. The drive was about 2 hours 20 minutes, back along essentially the same route we'd taken over the past few days. Not much of note. A bit stressful getting through Milan with the traffic and the drivers, but we made it in one piece and with no incidents.

    Once again the car hire company was super slow, and it was nearly 45 minutes before I finished dropping off the car (literally all they needed to do was check it over and trade a couple of signatures, but whatever). Shandos used the time to buy food and tickets, then we hopped on the 11:25 train with about 15 minutes to spare.

    Train ran to schedule which was nice and a little unexpected for Italy! Very crowded though, and we ended up sitting in separate seats (normally we'd occupy an inward-facing four-seater). Had to change trains at Verona, where quite a few people got off so we had much more space for the final leg into Venice.

    Arrived into the bustling main station at Venice, got our bearings and started on the short walk to our apartment. We're staying in Cannaregio which is slightly less touristed than other parts of Venice. Apparently. We'll see. About a 10 minute walk to our building, a palazzo fronting onto the grand canal just near the casino. Though of course we're staying essentially in the attic, at the rear with only views of rooftops. Comfortable room, though a lot of it has a sloping ceiling which limits its utility.

    Rested up then headed out for a walk around! Very busy and lots of people around but that seems quite normal. The street just near us is a pretty main street, so we just followed it around slowly as it ran parallel to the grand canal. Eventually we arrived at the Rialto Bridge and took a few photos.

    Decided to find somewhere for dinner and eventually decided on a place down a backstreet that we'd noticed, a small wine bar selling chiccetti, essentially Venetian tapas or pintxos like we'd had in San Sebastian. After a few of those and a couple of drinks we wandered back home via a pizza stand where we filled up the corners of our stomachs.

    Off to bed early, busy day tomorrow!
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  • Day26

    Venice hotel

    June 30, 2016 in Italy

    Here is the view from our room in the hotel. Not a bad place to be stuck for 2 days, eh?

    It is a very old fashioned hotel with big clunky room keys that you leave at the desk when you go out. That is a first for hotels on this trip. There is also a cord hanging in the shower that you can pull to ring an alarm if you fall. It is so tempting to use as a clothesline that I suspect it has been disconnected, but I am not going to test it out.

    Speaking of accommodations here are some interesting things I have noticed about European bathrooms so far (some I knew and some were news to me):
    - every single bathroom, every single public toilet stall has its own toilet cleaning brush. Heaven forbid there would be cross contamination.
    - (almost) every single full bathroom or women's toilet stall I have been in has a dispenser for little plastic bags hanging on the wall
    - we didn't see bidets until we got to Italy and have seen them in both hotels so far
    - washcloths are rarely found in hotels. Evidently many Europeans would sooner use someone else's underwear before using a public washcloth.
    - Italian hotels provide bath towels and towels I would liken to linen dish cloths. No other small hand towels. I think it goes along with the bidet thing.
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  • Day3

    Chiesa dei Ss. Geremia e Lucia

    August 25, 2017 in Italy

    Ein Geschäft in der Kapelle Santa Reparata?
    Ah, "Verborgenes Venedig".
    Nichts zu finden...
    Laut Auskunft: "...gibt es nicht mehr..."

    Aber:
    Die Kirche birgt die sterblichen Überreste der Heiligen Lucia von Syrakus, einer der am meisten verehrten Heiligen der Christenheit.
    Na dann...

  • Day25

    Venice

    October 12, 2015 in Italy

    Took the train from Munich to Venice , passing though Verona , got to see the country side change from little hamlets near the Alps to countryside vineyards. We arrived in the evening and took a Vaporetto ride up the Grand Canal while listening to Rick Steves audio guide , then we went around St. Marks square while also taking in an audio tour. Had dinner in an Italian tapas restaurant and roamed the practically empty but safe streets at night.Read more

  • Day6

    Une dernière balade...

    January 20, 2017 in Italy

    ... Avant de rentrer.

    Nous en profitons pour aller voir une exposition d'art et objets Japonais. Je ne m'attendais pas à aller voir cela à Venise mais ce fut une très bonne surprise ! Vraiment magnifique.

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