Italy
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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  • Day24

    Venice in the evening

    May 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    After a bit of a rest, we returned to the pavement to seek out our landlord ‘s family favourite restaurant, Antico Gatoleto. Had only one course, as we had stopped to buy cannoli on the way back to our apartment earlier. Stopped in to see the hotel where we had stayed in 2013. Now $500/night. Enjoyed a leisurely stroll back and read a bit before bed since I was awake far too early this morning.Read more

  • Day74

    Venice - Walking Tour

    October 13, 2015 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Squeezing in a bit more to our short stay in Venice, we went on a walking tour today before we left. Unfortunately it was raining pretty heavily, but with the high tide (more on that later) it kinda felt like the city was being drowned.

    There was interesting history on the tour, but what I kept noticing was the water level. It's just insane how close this place is to being underwater. You can see it clearly in the last 3 photos - the water's about 5cm below the street/plaza level. At one point our group was standing on a "sidewalk" like (#6) while a boat went past and the wake wave continued onto the stone to soak the shoes of about half the group.
    We learned that in very high tides (acqua alta) they place mini-tables on the streets to walk above the water. A flood covers 15% of Venice about 4 times per year!

    It was also interesting to see how boats are used exactly like cars here, to the point of little traffic jams and minor altercations about people's driving abilities.
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