San Giuliano - Venezia

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  • Day298

    Camping Village Venezia, Venice

    April 20, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Will had been dreading visiting Venice ever since we entered Italy back in late December. We almost made it in January but had to call it off at the last moment because Vicky wasn't well. As it stood, this famous island city was the last on our route before we moved on to Slovenia.

    For €24 we booked into the Camping Village Venezia site, one of many within 7km of the city centre. We'd planned to cycle in but when we asked reception they told us it was a dangerous route and it would be better to get the direct bus for €3 return, details of which were on the map they presented us with.

    Having bought our tickets at the site, we boarded one of the frequent buses and before we knew it we'd been driven over the sea on the long low bridge and were in Venice city centre! As we scaled the shallow steps of the gleaming white stone bridge and came to its crest, the view revealed was breathtaking. The waves stirred up by the relentless activity on the wide Canal Grande glistened in the sun. Plush black gondolas, sleek wooden speedboats, water taxis and larger tour boats zipped back and forth and forged ahead at a speed so much faster than seemed safe given how close they came to each other.

    If the waterways were busy, the streets were even more so. In Venice waterways replace roads so the only two ways of travelling are by boat or on foot. Consequently there were porter trolleys carrying suitcases or shop deliveries being pushed amongst the awestruck tourists who were wandering or sticking the metal pole of a selfie stick out into the thoroughfare.

    We found the delightful narrow backstreets were less busy and some shops sold genuine handmade items such as the lace shop displaying baby booties, tablecloths, camisoles and coasters. We discovered the quality of ice cream was good too, with surprisingly tasty scoops of turmeric, rose, tiramisu and ginger.

    In contrast to Canal Grande, the small link canals were quiet and enchanting. Houses rose right out of the water and they were criss crossed with little arched stone or wrought iron bridges from where you could smell the sea that flowed underneath. Looking down from one of these we were surprised by the speed of water as it eddied around stone and wooden bollards.

    It was difficult to find a route from one place to another because many of the pavements led to houses but not alongside them, meaning we were frequently doubling back on ourselves when we hit the dead ends.

    We finally reached Piazza San Marco with its stunning basilica of the same name. We waited in line for quite a while and were taken in an elevator to the viewing platform of the 99m high tower. For us, part of the fun is being able to climb so we were a bit disappointed there weren't stairs. However, the view from the top was a good one, if a little chilly in the wind. We looked out over the sea to a few islands that seemed very angular due to the fact they were so built up. It was odd that due to the height of the buildings, we couldn't see a single canal, despite knowing there were dozens down below.

    The queue for the basilica was shorter. It was one of the most 'over the top' buildings we've encountered on our travels. Outside clusters of pillars supported five intricately carved arches, topped by semicircles of golden mosaics, delicate steeples and statues. Inside, the gold theme continued with the complete upper floor and ceiling covered in it. The floor was decorated in ornate coloured marble designs. It was a large building with few windows so there was little light, making it seem a rather oppressive despite the opulence.

    On our way back to the bus station we walked through the fish market area. The stalls themselves had been packed up for the day but the clear space allowed Will to see a gondola moored up at the canalside. The fancy gondolas that offered tours of the city cost €80 a time- a little on the expensive side! This however, was one of the trabocchi, basic service gondolas ferrying people from one side of the canal to the other. €2 each for visitors and 70 cents for residents. We were only on there for about 3 minutes, but it proved to be the highlight of Will's day! It was something real and useful, not for show like so many of Venice's attractions.

    Back at the Camping Village Vicky was walking over to inspect the showers when she heard someone calling her name. It was fellow travellers the Grey Gappers, whom we'd met on Sicily. We knew from their blog they were in Slovenia and after a few messages back and forth we'd discovered they were going to be in Venice at the same time as us at a site just a few kms away. We invited them to meet up for a gelato but ran out of connection before hearing back. It was a brilliant surprise to find they'd changed their site plans and we caught up on the last month or so over drinks.

    Later, Vicky took advantage of the handwashing facilities and we each used the site showers. The quality of showers at a site makes a big difference and these were better than the one we left behind at our house, with good heat and pressure, a properly separated section for changing and no push button taps - a real treat!
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  • Day4

    Ankunft Venedig

    May 13 in Italy ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    Um Maut zu sparen ging es heute den 1h längeren Weg über die Landstraße. Ab Udine wurde es endlich wieder wärmer und vor allem trockener. Ohne Regen klappt das mit dem Kochen auch wie vorgestellt. Hier ist ein Pool und die Sauna inklusive im Tarif von 20€ die Nacht. Wir werden hier 2 Nächte bleiben.

  • Day3

    Von der Zugspitze nach Venedig

    April 18, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Heute morgen platzte es nur so aus uns raus, „gut das Finn eine Standheizung hat“ brrrr 😣 war das frisch mit vier Grad im Dachzelt!

    Aber was für eine Aussicht hatten wir auf die Zugspitze 🏔, der Hammer, 👍 kein Wölkchen am Himmel und strahlender Sonnenschein ☀️. Kurz noch den Wetterbericht gecheckt und Steak 🥩 fürs Barbecue gekauft und ab auf die Straße 🚐💨.

    Durch Österreich 🇦🇹 und über den Brenner nach Italien 🇮🇹. Da Vanlife für uns nicht Autobahn brettern heißt, ging’s hinterm Brenner auf die Landstraße 🏔 und schön gemütlich die Berge hoch und runter durch Süd Tirol und die Dolomiten 🏔⛰ .... ein Traum! Kennt ihr das, wenn hinter jeder Kurve ein weiteres Highlight auf euch wartet und ihr aus dem knipsen 📸 nicht mehr herauskommt?!?! Genau so war unsere Route heute nach Venedig! Mega 👌!

    Der Tag wurde dann noch mit einen Barbecue gekrönt ... morgen geht‘s dann auf Sightseeing Tour nach Venedig.
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  • Day3

    Venedig, Camping Village

    May 22, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    22.05.2016 - Ankunft gegen 11:00 Uhr. Erstmal alles aufgebaut und dann relaxt. Abends sind wir dann um ca. 19:00 Uhr mit dem Bus nach Venedig gefahren. Hin und zurück für 3,00€ je Person! Bis zur Abenddämmerung durch die Gassen gebummelt. Gegen 22:30 Uhr waren wir zurück am CP.

  • Day4

    Venezia, Camping Village

    May 23, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    23.02.2016 - Nach dem Frühstück gegen 11:00 Uhr mit dem Bus in die Stadt. Vom Platz Roma mit dem Boot zur Glasbläserinsel Murano. Gegen 13:45 Uhr zurück und mit dem Boot und zu Fuß zum Markusplatz. ein Trauerspiel wie die ganze Stadt Venedig aussieht! Alles heruntergekommen und dreckig! Um 16:45 Uhr mit dem Bus zurück zum CP. Abends dann noch am Womo gegrilt.
    CP für 2 Nächte je 19,00€ inkl. ACSI-Card
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  • Day3

    Weiterfahrt nach Venedig

    August 19 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Bis auf den üblichen Ärger mit den europäischen Mautsystemen gibt es eigentlich nicht viel zu berichten.
    Die Fahrt hat sich ziemlich gezogen über die Landstraße durch Österreich ...
    Wir hatten vorher in Venedig einen Stellplatz für 18 Euro rausgesucht, dort finden wir auch den quasi vorletzten Platz und auf dem benachbarten Tennisplatz mit Gaststätte bekommen wir noch ein (teures) Bier to go, da er grade zu macht.
    Sei’s drum... morgen gehts nach Venedig rein...!
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  • Day170


    June 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We parked in an industrial car park in Port Marghera on the mainland and got the train to Venice. Venice was beautiful and quite fantasy like and we spent the day getting fed up with lifting the buggy up bridge steps. After ferrying up and down the grand canal on the water bus we found a much needed kids play park! We stayed another night on camping Fuseta an architect designed campsite built in 1960 with views of Venice over the lagoon. MosquitosRead more

  • Day4

    Dag 4

    June 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Startade redan 05:50 för att få det lugnt på vägen första timmarna. Detta och att inga lastbilar får köra på Söndagar gjorde dagen ganska behaglig.
    Hittade vår camping direkt och blev heller inte besvikna över hur den var.
    Har bara tagit det lugnt idag och njutit. Vi har även utsett nästa tänkta camping. Vill ju till havet och ligga på sandstrand.
    Nu laddar vi för morgondagens äventyr till Venedig.
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  • Day5

    Dag 5

    June 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Dags för Venedig. Bussbiljett gick att köpa på campingen 30 t o r. Busshållplatsen strax utanför grindarna, väldigt smidigt.
    Bussen stannade precis vid Canal Grande.

    Äntrade en Vaparetto (båtbuss) , tog en stund innan vi kunde betala. En stackars stressad tjej skötte av och påstigningar + biljetter. Att vi korkade svenskar inte köpt dessa i land är en annan sak😃

    Vi åkte en bra stund innan vi var framme vid avstigning Marcusplatsen med sina magnifika byggnader.
    Vi strosade runt i flera timmar, åt varsin makalöst god glass. Strosade ännu mer tills vi inte visste vart vi var.
    Törstiga o hungriga beslutade vi oss att äta på närmaste restaurang. Satt fint i skuggan vid kanalen och beställde pasta (självklart).
    Maggan frågade kyparen vart vi var och vi va bara några hundra meter från busstationen.
    Efter maten blev det hem till campingen.

    Vi tog en kaffe och sedan iväg till poolen för lite svalka och sol.

    I morgon bär det iväg igen, vem vet vart😜
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  • Day4

    Dag 3

    June 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    En sen uppdatering pga dålig uppkoppling.
    Gårdagen startade som vanligt vid 8:30.

    Vi styrde kosan mot Örnnästet , 27 mil dit är ju ingenting. Efter sedvanliga köerna på autobahn så var vi framme vid 13:30.

    Det var otroligt mycket folk och svårt att hitta en parkering men Maggan har ju full koll så det löste sig ganska snart.
    Man har totalt10 bussar som kör turister.
    5 som kör upp o 5 som kör ner.
    Efter en spännande tur på en väg som bara bussen får plats på, 7 km upp var vi framme.

    Det startade med en lång tunnel innan man kom fram till hissen som körde oss 140 m upp.
    Själva byggnaden är kanske inget speciellt men en otrolig utsikt.
    När vi kom ner beslutade vi att äta på restaurangen.
    Hittade en ställplats strax nedanför berget, tidig sänggång pga tidig avfärd.
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