B&B Gli Angeli
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... didn’t take long before the
deluge returned and I was quite wet despite my waterproof coat. The crowds of
Venice are hell even in good weather, but when it rains and everyone takes up a
much larger amount of space because of their umbrellas, it becomes doubly
hellish. I don’t know how many times I got poked in the head or face by
oversized umbrellas on pedestrian streets barely wide enough for two people let
alone two wide umbrellas ...
Day Two: Venice.
Sunday was much more relaxing. In true Italian fashion we slept in late but not late enough to miss our hotel's beautiful breakfast. This isn't the typical hotel continental breakfast where you show up in pajamas. We thought we stepped it up by arriving fully dressed only to find we looked like utter hobos compared to the other diners...including the toddler.
Today's tour was the Secrets of Venice and a Gondola ride. The tour began at the Gallerie dell'Accademia near the Accademia bridge. There were only six of us on the tour. The other four were a family from Portugal. Our guide, Elizabeth, grew up in Venice and lives there. She took us through the back streets of Venice explaining how the city developed and what it was like to live there. Initially the city had horses ...
... and the Doges Palace. St Marks is impressive and it almost feels like it has a Russian edge to it. It has colourful mosaic scenes on the outside which make it very different to any other church we have seen. The piazza is not overly crowded but it does have the required hawkers, this time selling neon toys that they are launching high into the air and then catching them.
Across a bridge, and we look to our right and there is the Bridge of Sighs and I get a great shot ...
... fine. We stayed on the outside portion even though I know Jeff was frozen. At one point, we were able to stand just behind the captain’s booth, which blocked the wind and even had some warm air coming out the door. Yet we were also right by the edge of the boat which afforded some nice pictures and an excellent view.
Riding at night is enchanting in a whole different way. I got my moonlight ride and it was lovely. Earlier in the day, I had told ...