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Travel Blogs from Venice
... so fun to float through the canals and we got to ask the Goldolier some information about the city. I can cross that off my bucket list now. We then went back to San Marco to go into some of the buildings. The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). There were signs that led you around that were numbered with a little bit of information and it was a very interesting building. We saw the main palace, a bunch of old armor and weapons, and the prison which was a maze that went on ...
... tonight. On the way, though, we detour to "Bottegon", a very highly-recommended back-street wine shop and cicchetti place that proves to live up to its reputation of very yummy snacks and drinks at extremely reasonable prices. Then, palace located, we look around for a nearby restaurant for our evening meal. All look fairly expensive, so instead we walk five minutes in the opposite direction to one that was recommended by Sandra and Leonardo, and make a reservation ...
... English couple at breakfast that have now moved to Italy and live around Turin. They have a little place in the country and love the lifestyle so much i don't think they're going to return. First part of the day was a vaporetto ride down the canal taking in all the sights. Venice is built on marshland with wooden piles driven into the silt until it hits firm clay that form the foundations of the city. It is said over a million timber pylons are beneath the city still and ...
... off at 7.30. How lucky are we. We travel
through spectacular mountains – the scenery would make great photos
but there is nowhere to stop so we do our best through the windows.
As we start through the Brenner Pass leaving Austria for Italy, we
pass over a bridge approximately 1000 feet high. We hope to have
committed the views to memory – the craggy jutting mountains right
in your face.
It was an Earlie start to the day, up at 5;30 Out the door by 6. It was time for my Photography tour. So excited! I stopped in a one of those little cafes for a coffee, where it had all this really tempting pastries. O-My Goodness they look so good. I residested the urge and stuck with just a cappuccino, which by the way feels like your getting quite ripped off.
Some thing I have noticed is: when you ask for a cappuccino they give it to you in a cup. You ...