Il Pallino di Arianna
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... saying that nothing can prepare you for that first time you step out of the rail station. You step out and are immediately immersed in a traditional Venetian scene, with canals and gondolas and those little barber-shop striped mooring poles. No time to admire the views just yet though, we need to navigate the vaporetto – water-bus – network and find our hotel.
Unlike the wheeled bus version in Verona, the floating type ...
... go by without thinking we'd missed something. The siesta was most welcome - "getting on a bit" seems to be challenging to the stamina and we both wondered if the organised tour was an age-related impact.
We leapt out of bed - almost - and went eastwards to the Jewish quarter, some 10 minutes away. Typically Jewish and totally lacking in colour and sparkle. The kids were out, however, doing their sundown thing and playing freely in ...
... most of them, but quite a few (at least 5 Kandinsky's and several Miro and quite a few by Calder). The number and quality of the collection is really mind boggling. It was also really neat that many of the rooms had a black and white photograph on the wall with Peggy standing in the room, decorated as we still see it, while she was living there. I felt it was a great way to end our visit to Venice, and was an enjoyable break from the ...
... city with postcard views everywhere you turn. However our hotel just off piazza San Marco seems to be in the busiest, most commercialised area. I was a bit over it after an hour of so. We booked a walking tour with our hotel host Bruno for tomorrow, to try and get a better feel for the real story of Venice. We went for the obligatory gondola ride which was great once we got into the quiet canals. It was a perfect arvo and the young bloke was full of ...
... representative of the rest of Venice in almost
As the day drew on, we
began the walk back towards Plaza Roma, heading well off the beaten
track into the quieter residential canals of Santa Croce. We found a
number of lovely little bars and eventually, a great restaurant. On
first inspection, it seemed extremely empty, not usually a good sign.
However, the simple reason ...