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Travel Blogs from Venice
... over to the island of Burano, which specializes in lace. This time I only bought an inexpensive lace scarf. Both Murano and Burano were less crowded than Venice and were delighful places to wander. Burano is famous for its brightly colored buildings, and it also had more greenery and open spaces, so it was very pleasant. Didn't hurt that we had sunshine and nearly seventy degrees.
Our hotel was separated from St. Mark's Cathedral by just a small plaza. One of the "features" ...
... streets. We got the bus back to ship just before lunch time, and set sail for Venice again at 1pm. In between relaxing, we had a busy afternoon with a meeting about the disembarkation procedures, collecting our passports, and packing. Last cocktails, then dinner with extra attention from Aref our excellent waiter and goodbyes to Serge and Ann (a Belgium couple) who we managed to converse with over dinner this past week with our little bit of high school french, their ...
... boast of "fine renovated rooms"
not our's I'm afraid. There's the wardrobe that has a very distinct lean to the left,.. it just follows the floor lean.
But is adequate and is in a very good location.
More later,I'm tired.
It's morning ..7.23, breakfast 5 min away and delivered to the room, this should be interesting!
I've turned the air con off to have a rest from the noise,but the room is already warming up...another hot day on the way.
We hope to get out ...
... it is the oldest continuously populated region of Venice and once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice. Although every effort has been made to preserve the church there are parts which are virtually crumbling away with age.
After Torcello we headed back to the main island and took a stroll around St Marks Square and had a good look at The Bridge of Sighs which was being renovated during our last visit to Venice.
There were a number of 'highs' today. First was a high tide, lapping and sometimes just topping the edges of the fondamenta in lower areas. Not very high really, but interesting to see. We headed over to San Marco and took a few photos on our way to the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, and saw some big puddles in the piazzetta in front of the Doge's Palace, as well as small waves coming up onto the fondamenta a little further east.