Al Palazzo Lion Morosini
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... its spell,enchanted by the ambiance of soft lamplight, the moon playing hide-and-seek with billowy clouds, the music and being together.
Saturday morning came too early, but we powered through by having breakfast at the café next to the hotel and then heading again to San Marco by vaporetto, the water taxi. The vaporetto took us under the Rialto Bridge and past centuries-old homes that open directly onto the canal. Along the ...
... delivery barges jostling chintzy gondolas who charge over 80 euros for the pleasure!
Our first stop was Piazza San Marco, Venice's beautiful square filled much of the day with tourists, pigeons and policemen. To reach Piazza San Marco you have to cross over the famous Rialto Bridge, which we did many times over the few days spent exploring, the best thing about Venice is getting lost as you really get away from the tourist crowds and ...
... 2 minutes, and the next train wasn't to arrive for another 2 hours. This equaled even more grumpy, hungry, and frustrated tourists.
We went back to the hotel, got our train tickets for the next departure and sat outside in the hotel courtyard for a bit. We decided we would make the most of the few hours in Venice we would have, even if it was less than we had hoped.
Finally, at about 2 in the afternoon, we made it on the train. We ...
... pizza and garlic, and sounds of italian chatter and water lapping on mossy steps, as boats made their way along the waterways. Watching over the scene are houses of up to 5 stories high with peeling plaster, exposed aged and crumbly looking bricks, completed by decorative wrought iron window dressings cupping cheerful flower pots.
As we got back on track and followed signs to the Rialto bridge the crowds got thicker and then they ...
... taxi from the ship to hotel this morning..the most expensive option but the easiest.. So 7 people 14 pieces of luggage and the odd handbag get dragged to the water taxi stand and after queuing for a ticket we queue for our boat. Wow what a sight big ships, water taxis, water buses all churning up the water....boats in all directions. Kelvin got the binoculars out so he could spot our taxi. They are all numbered so w knew which one was ours as it came in. ...
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Small basic b & b but such great value for location, hotel has pier looking at rialto bridge! little tapas bar under hotel for drinks and nibbles - not loud and breakfast over looking the main waterway through venice!
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