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Venice

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  • Day17

    Day 17 - Last Day in Venice

    September 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 61 °F

    Another awesome day of alley wandering and great food. The highlight was definitely the Row Venice gondola ride - 90 minutes of riding and rowing through the Venice canals. The best way to see Venice is absolutely from the water. Sad to leave tomorrow, we could easily stay here another week.

  • Day15

    Day 15 - Venice - Welcome to Italy!

    September 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    We are already in love with Venice! While we were sad to leave Spain this morning, we are so happy and excited to be in Italy. We had a smooth, short flight this afternoon and then took the Alilaguna (water ferry) directly from the airport to Venice. We met our lovely host at our Airbnb and she walked us through the basics of our amazing, romantic apartment and some recommendations for our three night stay in Venice. She didn't speak much English, but we got by with as much as we could. Then we set off for a night of exploring. We brought no map or GPS and decided to just get lost in the alleys for hours. We went back to our apartment to grab one of the dinner recommendations and set off for an amazing first meal in Italy - a first course of pasta with meat sauce for me and pasta with clams for Tim, second course of grilled fish and grilled veggies for both of us (all with a bottle of red wine), finished off with tiramisu to split, coffee with Baileys for Tim and decaf with Amaretto for me! Then we continued walking through the beautiful city. After wandering through alleys and over canals, we somehow managed to find our way home. We had to do a little bit of dancing to the "love songs" CD that our host left for us, and now we are ready for bed!!Read more

  • Day16

    Day 16 - Venice - Best Day Ever!

    September 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Venice is awesome. Since our Airbnb host is so great, she left us with so much food that we didn't have to venture out first thing for breakfast and coffee. We were able to work out and eat toast with jam, fresh fruit, and coffee without leaving the house. After a late start, we set off for a do-it-yourself walking tour of Venice (which also included lunch of an amazing shared pizza and salad). We hit most of the main spots in just a few hours. We wandered through the touristy San Marco's area, seeing the San Marco plaza and its famous basilica, clock and tower. We went to the top of the tower to get beautiful 360 degree panoramic views of Venice and the surrounding islands. Then we ventured to the next spot on our list - one of the oldest bookstores/libraries in the world. It turns out we had actually ended up in here hours earlier, not knowing what it was. After that, we went over to the famous Rialto bridge.

    The San Marco tourist area that makes up most of these top attractions is cool, but jam packed with people. It made us so happy that we are staying in the Cannaregio neighborhood. We are about a 10 minute walk from everywhere on the island. But our neighborhood is quiet and empty and full of local spots instead of tourist traps. We are able to wander the alleys and bridges for hours, barely seeing anyone.

    After the busy Rialto bridge, we headed home to relax and get ready for dinner. We found a great local restaurant on Yelp and walked the few blocks to get there early for a table. Good thing we did, because if was full about 5 minutes later. Dinner was amazing - grilled scallop appetizer, first course of black ravioli stuffed with ricotta and sea bass for me and scallop spaghetti for Tim, then we split the fish of the day special (7 different kinds of fish and shellfish). No room for dessert this time!!

    Finally, we came home and drank the Prosecco left for us by our host and played several games of Chess and Checkers! So fun! Goodnight!!
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  • Day75

    Yes, Venice is sinking!

    August 31, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    As you travel on the canals you can see where the original doors are now underwater at the bottom and rotting, some church tower's no longer straight but on an angle and balconies are sloping. They are trying to address the enormous problem but just a little daunting.

  • Day8

    Venice' 3rd day

    September 15, 2017 ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We had a free day in Venice today. We found the Palace Grassi (Linda's maiden name)! There was an art exhibition being held there today.
    We also saw a view which is reminiscent of the painting in our living room (with the blue covered gondolas). Linda also bought me a Maserati and I bought her a new sweater. Fair enough.Read more

  • Day7

    Second Day in Venice

    September 14, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We toured the Doge's Palace and St Mark's cathedral this morning and had a boat tour of the city this evening. First shot is of a canal off the Grand Canal at sunset.
    Second shows the neighborhood in which we are staying. These are followed by some pictures from the Doge's Palace and a random interesting door along the way. Lots of walking in Venice. It's a target rich environment for pics.Read more

  • Day72

    Getting to know Venice

    August 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    After breakfast we walked around getting an idea of the layout- winding canals and so, so many bridges. In the afternoon we did a walking tour which included a visit inside St Mark's (San Marcus) square and Basilica. The entire multi domed ceiling is tiled with Venician glass depicting both the Old & New Testaments. A lot of gold! It is unbelievable. Unfortunately we couldn't take photos inside. After the tour & leaving from the beautiful Rialto Bridge, we had a boat ride down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller ones. Wonderful day but very hot and a storm is now brewing.Read more

  • Day1

    Antica Riva

    April 10, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    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. 😊🇮🇹

  • Day1

    Transfer in die Lagunenstadt per public.

    April 12 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Spannend, die Stadt mit der faszinierenden Geschichte wartet. Wetter könnte besser sein.
    Der erste Tag war sehr interessant. Die Stadt hält was sie verspricht. Eine unvergleichliche Welt. Geschichte, Kultur, tolle Menschen (fast alles Touris), hohe Preise...
    Freu mich auf Tag 2...

  • Day6

    Venice

    September 13, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    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!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Venice, Venedig, Benezia, البندقية, Venecia, Венеция, Venecija, Venècia, Benátky, Βενετία, Venecio, Venezia, ونیز, Venetsia, Venise, Vignesie, Venecia - Venezia, ונציה, Velence, Վենետիկ, VCE, Venesia, Venizia, Feneyjar, ベニス, ვენეცია, 베네치아, Venetia, Venedeg, Venies, Венеција, Venetië, V'nise, Wenecja, Veneza, Veneția, Vinezzia, Benetke, Venediku, Venedik, ۋېنىتسىيە, Венеція, Venezsia, 威尼斯

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