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Sestière di San Marco

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  • Day158

    Heute machten wir uns nach einer Nacht mit Zug-, Schiff- und Fluglärm von unserem Stellplatz direkt am Park San Giuliano auf in die Altstadt von Venedig. Die Sonne gab alles und der Himmel war strahlend blau.

    Ein Bus brachte uns bis zum Bahnhof (Piazzale Roma) und nach ein paar Metern ergriff uns der besondere Flair, welcher von den alten Häusern und den zahlreichen Kanälen mit den Gondeln ausging. Wir hatten uns für eine Tour quer durch Venedig entschieden und zum Glück waren dank der Jahreszeit nicht so viele Touristen (wie wir 😊) unterwegs!

    Wir kamen aus dem Fotografieren gar nicht mehr heraus! So viele Kirchen (90) und jeder Kanal mit seinen kleinen Brücken (435) schien schöner als der vorherige zu sein. Auf dem Campo San Polo machten wir unsere erste Pause in der Sonne und beobachteten mit einem Gelati in der Hand die vorbeiziehenden Menschen. Am trubeligen Canale Grande (Hauptverkehrsstraße durch Venedig) mit den vielen Booten und der Rialtobrücke kamen wir uns vor wie in einem Film. Doch so richtig fiel uns die Kinnlade herunter als wir auf den Markusplatz kamen und sich der Markusdom in all seiner Pracht erhob. Was für ein tolles Bauwerk!

    Zum Schluss ging es entlang des Meeres zurück zum Bahnhof und nach sechs Stunden machten wir uns sehr zufrieden, aber auch erschöpft, auf den Rückweg zu unserem Stellplatz!
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  • Day1

    Antica Riva

    April 10, 2017 in Italy

    Nach Umstiegen in Domodossola und Mailand, erreichten wir noch vor Mittag den Bahnhof Santa Lucia in Venedig.
    Das Wetter ist wunderbar! ☀️
    Die Pizza, Pasta und Gelati sind ebenfalls bestens. 😊🇮🇹

  • Day6

    Venice

    September 13, 2017 in Italy

    We arrived in Venice today after a smooth Aer Lingus flight. We have a "darling" apartment (per Linda) overlooking a canal and bridge in the first picture. She's right, it is darling!

  • Day213

    A city like no other

    June 29, 2016 in Italy

    Let us start this post by simply stating that Venice is incredible. We had an amazing time here and can only wish that we had more than a day to spend in the city (not that we really have the budget for that). The physical landscape (canals, taxi boats etc.) is well known, but until you actually see it, it's hard to fathom a city built entirely on water. Even Amsterdam, another city with a network of canals, has streets with cars, parallel parking and bike paths. Venice is simply boats and narrow alleys, piazzas, and canals small and large.

    Just wandering around the city felt like going back in time, with small shops that dated back hundreds of years. Venice historically was a wealthy, intellectually advanced society built on trade with both the east and west, and the architecture and artistic choices of the city reflect this. It was clear that despite the oligarchic rule of the city, the populace was well-supported and public services were valued. Touring the former residencies and state palaces in the Museo Correr and Palazzo Ducale was a clear reminder of this, as the immense frescoes covering the walls and gold-gilted ceilings made it clear they valued public service.

    We spent a whirlwind day in the city, also touring the mammoth Saint Mark's cathedral, dining at a classic street café, ate gelato beside a small canal and took more pictures than we have in weeks. We would have loved to have more time, but at least we know we'll definitely be back :)
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  • Day8

    Day 6&7

    June 5, 2017 in Italy

    Yesterday was purely travel so not much to report on that bit beautiful country side as you drive through

    Today we went and explored 3 islands off Venice as well as wandering through all the streets of Venice. It is a really beautiful place and so unique

  • Day7

    Martini Tasting

    August 9, 2017 in Italy

    Today we went to a typical Silversea martini tasting in an intimate bar with great views. The martini's were accompanied by hors d' oeuvres. Rose's favorite was the pickle martini and Randy's was the peach. We will soon sail to Croatia.

  • Day38

    Venice

    October 3, 2017 in Italy

    Leisurely start to the day (not sure how I am going to go back to 5.15am starts when I get back to Australia - positively uncivilised!), and then we started an epic day of leisurely meandering through the streets of Venice. Love love love!

    We didn't go into anything or line up for anything and just enjoyed a day of looking at the sights of Venice from the outside. Fabulous bridges, Venezian-style traffic jams, heard opera being sung on a gondola, marvelled at why the gondoliers thought being grumpy and disinterested in what they were doing was good for business etc.

    We looked in on some amazing art shops, and got a bit of inspiration for a few things we might try out when we get home. Kate has been collecting the entry and bus tickets throughout our journey to "do something" with them when we get home. We were inspired by some great papier mache works in one gallery today so spent this evening researching some options to give it a go when we get home. It has been four weeks since we have watched a TV (given we can't understand anything, we have gotten used to just not turning them on even when we have had them) which has been great for playing games and chatting about stuff. Each accommodation generally has a selection of games - tonight Finn and I played backgammon which used to be one of my favourite board games when I was at uni and living with my uncle who was a board game fiend.

    We got back to our accommodation around 4pm due to the urgent need to find a loo and a distinct lack of public facilities in Venice. So, had a sleep, read some book, dinner last night was so yummy Craig made the same again. All up, a perfect day!
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  • Day7

    Silver Muse

    August 9, 2017 in Italy

    After just 24 hours aboard we agree with Silversea's advertising that "She is Simply Devine". The decor is a combination of Art Deco, Contemporary, and Classic Elements.

    Our suite is huge with beautiful finishes. We have 2 interactive TV's built into huge mirrors. The service is great and the food is over the top.

    This truly will be a "rough" 51 days.

  • Day39

    Venezia

    October 4, 2017 in Italy

    We spent another day wandering around the backstreets of Venice today. Poked in and around various art shops and free museums. There was one collection by Jan Fabre which was titled Glass and Bone Sculpture 1977-2017 - all the pieces were either glass, bone (human and animal) or glass made into the shape of human bones and fused with real human or animal bones. There were a number of installations of significant size and the kids were enthralled.

    We had received a recommendation to visit Ca'Macana which is one of the oldest mask workshops in Venice. It was amazing! Finn was quite taken with the various masks in steampunk style, but in the end we thought that was a bit impractical to try and bring home. He settled for some ghoulish mask which was also of a reasonable price.
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  • Day23

    Venice

    December 5, 2017 in Italy

    Learnt something new about Venice on the walking tour. Venice is shaped like a fish from an aerial view and is made up of 118 islands joined by over 40 bridges. Every island has three key things. A church, a well and a campo which is a tiny area for the people to meet and engage socially. So consequently, Venice has 120 churches on this tiny lagoon. No cars are allowed past the train station. So to get around you either walk, ferry, private water taxi or by gondola which is the most expensive mode of all.Read more

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Sestière di San Marco, Sestiere di San Marco

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