VeniceMay 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C
Along with Elna and Sandie we caught the 8:20 train to Venice. Then meandered down the laneways, shopping, taking photos, located the spot we were to meet for the walking tour, to St Marks square. Here we parted company. John and I got tickets (quite easily) to see over the Doge’s Palace. It was amazing. Opulant, over the top gold leaf decorations in every room. We also got to walk over the Bridge of Sighs to the prison. The prison cells were classic dungeons where people were crowded into tiny spaces with very little or no natural light and nothing but cold stone floors to sleep on, except for the few people of noble origins who might have a wooden bed, but no mattress.
Then we wandered the main strip before going to the meeting point for our tour. Our guide Anna took us around the back lanes and explained various features of Venice. We then had a gondola ride, after a long wait, through some back canals out to the grandcanal and back again.
Then walked quickly back the the train after getting a gelati each.Read more