Venice Ferry Port

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  • Day1

    Getting to Florence (:

    May 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    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. 😍😍
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  • Day10

    Venice part 2

    December 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    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


    January 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ -2 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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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  • Day4

    Ankunft Aida

    September 2, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Moin, Moin,

    Endlich sind wir auf dem Schiff angekommen!
    Ein letztes Frühstück haben wir vorhin hinter uns gelassen und sind mit dem Shuttle zum Hafen gefahren.

    Der Check-In verlief reibungslos und wir haben soeben das Schiff erkundet und sitzen nun beim Getränk auf dem Deck!

  • Day9

    Nationalpark Krka

    September 7, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 20 °C


    Gestern Abend haben wir in der Hektik leider keinen Eintrag mehr geschafft...

    Nachdem ich das Auto (nagelneuer Citroën C3) pünktlich bekommen habe, habe ich Luisa abgeholt und wir sind zum Krka-Nationalpark gefahren.
    Mit dem Auto ca. eine Stunde weg von Zadar.
    Auf dem Weg sind uns mit Glück 3 andere Autos begegnet und ich habe mich gewundert, ob wir am Nationalpark überhaupt noch Menschen treffen würden.
    Aber nach einer Stunde Fahrt haben wir den Krka-See gesehen und ein kleines Dorf, viele belegte Parkplätze und hunderte Menschen.
    Zu Fuß sind wir dann 4KM zu den Wasserfällen gelaufen, wo das Baden erlaubt ist.
    Eine reine Touristenstelle, hat trotzdem sehr viel Spass gemacht. Dann sind wir noch kurz entlang der Wasserfälle gewandert, bis wir wieder zurück mussten.
    Wir wollten aber nicht laufen, sondern das ganze nochmal vom Fluss aus betrachten, denn im Parkticket ist eine Fahrt mit der “Fähre” inklusive.
    Wir mussten leider 40 Minuten auf eine warten, da die Schlange sehr lang war und wir somit die Erste die kam nicht nehmen konnten.
    Dann waren wir aber auf dem Kahn und sind flussabwärts geschippert. Sehr schön!
    Von der Anlegestelle aus war unser Auto leider 2Km weg, sodass ich losgelaufen bin und das Auto geholt habe.
    Im “Stadtzentrum” Luisa eingesammelt ging es wieder zurück zum Schiff.
    Nachdem ich Luisa abgesetzt habe, habe ich das Auto zurückgebracht und musste wieder 3.5 Km zum Schiff laufen, da es schon 17 Uhr war und um 17:20 hatten wir schon den nächsten Termin.
    Kurz geduscht, schnell “chick” gemacht und wir haben es tatsächlich pünktlich ins Brauhaus geschafft! Was ein Stress und das im Urlaub...
    Wir hatten nämlich eine Sailaway Zwickel Lounge Tour gebucht.
    Von dort aus ging es auf Deck 6 an die Spitze vom Schiff, wo sonst nur das Personal hinkommt.
    Um 18 Uhr kam dann jedoch die Info vom Kapitän, dass wir erst um 19 Uhr auslaufen werden, da die Rettungsboote getestet wurden und nun die Hydraulik zum Hochziehen streikte, sodass dies per Hand erfolgen müsste, was entsprechend dauert!
    Wir sind also alle wieder ins Brauhaus und konnten von der Karte alles essen und trinken, was wir wollten.
    Um ca. 20 Uhr sind wir dann wieder runter gegangen, haben weiter fröhlich getrunken, bis um 21 Uhr die Info kam, dass wir nicht vor 22 Uhr ablegen werden und wir wieder ins Brauhaus sind.
    Dort noch ein paar Kaltgetränke genommen, sind wir um Mitternacht schlafen gegangen.
    Die Tour war ihr Geld auf jeden Fall wert gewesen!

    Empfehlung des Tages: Zwickel Bier und Aperol Spritz (viel gegessen haben wir nämlich nicht ;) )
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  • Day15

    25,000 steps around Venice

    September 3, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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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  • Day7


    October 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Auf ins Getümmel. Wir sind an die üblichen Plätze gegangen. Marcus Platz, Rialto Brücke, Dogenpalast und viel durch die Gassen geschleudert. Obwohl ja Nebensaison, ist es irre voll! Wie ist das nur in der Hauptsaison auszuhalten?
    Wir haben auch Geschäfte der venecia autentika gefunden! Viele schöne Sachen 😏Read more

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Porto Marghera, Venice Ferry Port

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