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Venice Ferry Port

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  • Day1

    Getting to Florence (:

    May 26, 2017 in Italy

    Somewhere in the sky, we decided to forego spending time in Venice and instead head straight to Florence after landing.

    To get there, we took a bus (5 euro pp) to get from the airport to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (Venice island), and then a high speed train (50 euro pp, up to 300 km/hr) to get to Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (Florence).

    I love train rides. 😍😍

  • Day10

    Venice part 2

    December 30, 2017 in Italy

    Another glorious day in Venice (after a surprisingly easy car rental return but not so easy task of finding a place to stash bags😋). Today we only logged 6.5 miles. 😉 We went to the last two districts we had not visited yet. Cannaregio is in the northern part of the city and has wide canals, even wider streets and few tourists. Eventually the streets and canals got narrow and we found ourselves in Castello where churches, bridges, postcard canals and dead ends abound. We went through the military “arsenale” and stopped for pizza, cheese, salame, gelato, crepes and cappuccinos as often as we could. Castello is at the far eastern end of Venice. The boardwalk there on the Grand Canal is huge. It also boasts the widest street in Venice. At this point we parted ways. The kids went shopping and filmed some crazy funny videos. It was so awesome to see them laughing really hard and walking down streets with their arms linked. Donn and I stumbled across an old arboretum turned cafe and had mojitos and this orange wine spritzer I've been seeing everywhere. We hung out there for an hour and got WiFi 😀 It was freezing outside! After watching the sunset we caught the water bus back to the station. The 45 minutes through the entire Grande Canal at night is not something I'll not soon forget. It was like being in a huge Disneyland with lights and bridges and little brick roads. My camera could not capture the coolness of it. Blessed and we know it! We will awake in Bettina land😀Read more

  • Day14

    Venezia

    January 21, 2017 in Italy

    A day in Venice was a dream come true. I walked the winding streets admiring the Gondolas and small secret bridges. By pure luck Mario and I took pictures in the early morning on the Rialto bridge without even realizing it. Then we strolled through San Marcos square and avoided the evil pigeons. Then we ate pasta in paper takeout boxes from DeMarcos. The fresh pasta and basil made it some of the best pasta I have ever eaten. Next some gelato to finish off our lunch. Then we just took the long way to get to the train station and we happened to pass by the Aqua Alta bookstore which I had wanted to visit. If you want to get lost in order to find some of the most beautiful scenes on the planet, Venice is for you.Read more

  • Day24

    Monday was Kotor Montenegro

    September 12, 2017 in Italy

    Kotor is at the end of a long fjord and we were tendered to shore. Lee, Paul, Den and myself did a tour of boat kayak and bike. This made for an interesting day. It started out sunny but most of the day was cloudy and we finished with rain

    We had a small boat take 6 of us to st mary on the rock. A small island down the fjord with a little 1000 year old church and museum. Our boat had had a few issues on the way out. When we went back to the boat it was gone! Another fellow with a slightly better bowas there to take us partway back to a spot where we got the kayaks. I guess we paddled along shore for about an hour with a light rain on and off. Back at the sbop we got our stuff and picked up bikes. They were in pretty bad shape and the road was narrow. A pretty leisurely ride along the coast showed some beautiful old ruins.
    On arrival back at Kotor we enjoyed a beer in the Old Town. Then the rain came down and we had a long tender ride back to the ship, which had moved down the fjord while we were gone. Still time for a martini before dinner though!
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  • Day15

    25,000 steps around Venice

    September 3, 2017 in Italy

    I was unreal waking and realizing that we are really truly in Venice – I have wanted to get back here for so long. We started the day with a couple of espressos and a vegetable calzone type thing in a small square not far from the hotel. From there we just walked and walked around the city. We started off heading towards the Rialto Bridge browsing the shops and marveling at the beauty Venice. At the tourist packed Rialto, we turned towards the Market bit it wasn’t really happening much probably because it is a “Holiday” Sunday (due to the boating regatta) from there we meandered across Venice to the Hotel we had to go to to check in (apparently it is the sister hotel of where we are staying). From there we headed off to Campo Santa Margherita in an attempt to avid the tourists as suggested by the lady at the hotel (to no avail) but we did have the special Aperativo deal (break with various fish options, arancini and a glass of wine. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day and once we had eaten we just kept on strolling past the Academia bridge to San Maria Della Salute (closed) and the back around to San Marco’s square and the Rialto. We kept on strolling and were able to even catch glimpses of the Regatta passing on the Grand Canal.
    We ducked back to the hotel briefly before heading out to visit the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum which, to quote the brochure, “offers a detailed and engaging journey to discover the world of Leonardo Da Vinci, among his ingenious machines, codes and manuscripts. It really was very interesting and only served to highlight what a genius the man was! From there we strolled further in the city ending up at La Zucca Restaurant (still closed and not answering my phone calls – it was due to the holiday I was to later to discover) feeling a tad hungry we chose a another place nearby (Trattoria Al Ponte Del Megio) where I enjoyed a traditional Venetian dish of spaghetti alla Vongoli (clams and mussels) and salad while Kirstin had some Gnocchi Bolognaise and salad, the house wine (red for me, frizantini for Kirsitn) topped it off nicely. I still felt the need to explore so leaving Kirstin back a our hotel I headed out for a final stroll over past the station where I found a bar to enjoy a further red wine and a little mini hazelnut tart standing at the bar (much cheaper that way – only 2.60 Euro). A thunderstorm rolled in just was I was finishing my beverage and this seemed a good time to head back to the hotel and enjoy the sound of the revellers singing at the bistro down across the street – ahh Venice
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  • Day6

    auf dem Weg durch die Gassen I

    June 8, 2015 in Italy

    Auf Venedig angekommen war mein erster Eindruck:" Boah, ist das hier voll und wuselig!".

    Wir haben uns dann erst einmal bei dem Touribüro angestellt und unsere VenedigCard für einen Tag abzuholen. Diese war sauteuer, das weiß ich noch und das Buchen der Karte online war auch ziemlich kompliziert da es viele Optionen gibt.

    Nachdem wir die Karte hatten haben wir uns zu Fuß auf dem Weg gemacht, Einen Stadtplan hatten wir nicht und das GPS funktionierte auch nicht wirklich. Also sind wir immer dem Schildern "Rialto" gefolgt.Read more

  • Day6

    auf dem Weg durch die Gassen II

    June 8, 2015 in Italy

    Venedig (italienisch Venezia [veˈnɛʦːi̯a], venezianisch Venesia [veˈnɛzi̯a] oder [veˈnɛzja]) ist eine Stadt im Nordosten Italiens. Sie ist die Hauptstadt der Region Venetien, Metropolitanstadt Venedig und trägt den Beinamen La Serenissima („Die Durchlauchtigste“). Ihr historisches Zentrum (centro storico) liegt auf einigen größeren Inseln in der Lagune von Venedig.

    Die Gesamtfläche Venedigs beträgt 414,6 km², davon entfallen 257,7 km² auf Wasserflächen. Am 31. Dezember 2016 zählte die Stadt 261.905 Einwohner, davon 181.883 in den Stadtteilen auf dem Festland, 58.901 im historischen Zentrum und 29.674 innerhalb der Lagune. In der Lagune befinden sich 118 Inseln. Sie erstreckt sich über etwa 50 km zwischen den Mündungen der Flüsse Adige (Etsch) im Süden und Piave im Norden in die Adria.

    Venedig war bis 1797 Hauptstadt der Republik Venedig und mit über 180.000 Einwohnern eine der größten europäischen Städte. Bis ins 16. Jahrhundert war sie eine der größten Handelsstädte, über die der Handel zwischen Westeuropa und dem östlichen Mittelmeer abgewickelt wurde. Venedig unterhielt die meisten Handels- und Kriegsschiffe. Ihr Adel profitierte vom Handel mit Luxuswaren, Gewürzen, Salz und Weizen. Venedig entwickelte sich zum größten Finanzzentrum und dominierte ein Kolonialreich, das von Oberitalien bis Kreta und zeitweise bis nach Zypern reichte. Nach französischer und österreichischer Herrschaft zwischen 1798 und 1866 wurde Venedig ein Teil Italiens. 1929 wurde der Industriekomplex Mestre-Marghera in die Comune di Venezia eingemeindet. Der jüdische Anteil der Bevölkerung wurde während des Zweiten Weltkriegs vernichtet. In den Jahren 1965 bis 1970 erreichte die Stadt mit knapp 370.000 Einwohnern die höchste Bevölkerungszahl, die seitdem wieder um etwa 100.000 Einwohner zurückgegangen ist.

    Venedig und seine Lagune stehen seit 1987 auf der UNESCO-Liste des Weltkulturerbes. Sie inspirierten besonders die Künstler und Venedig wurde zu einer der von Touristen meistbesuchten Städte. Seit einem Jahrhundert ist die wirtschaftliche Struktur der Altstadt einseitig auf den Tourismus ausgerichtet, während sich die industrielle Tätigkeit vor allem um Mestre und Marghera auf dem westlichen Festland konzentriert.
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  • Day6

    Das Laufen durch die engen Gassen war ganz schön anstrengend. Es war so voll und so warm! Direkt als schön konnte ich es bis dahin nicht bezeichnen.

    An vielen Kirchen ist man noch vorbeigekommen. Wenn wir länger dort gewesen wären wären wir sicher in die ein oder andere auch hineingegangen.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Porto Marghera, Venice Ferry Port

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