Alla Vite Dorata
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The girl's trip begins today! Both of us up early (Michelle at 3:30am - eek, and Sherry at 5:30am), showered packed and ready to go at 7:20am.
Here comes the first glitch... even though I had emailed our taxi driver with Michelle's hotel address he only paid attention to the 'Novotel' bit and started heading into the city. I was onto it quickly though and we got there only about 5mins later than anticipated.
Now comes the second glitch... I thought we ...
... so we didn't set our hopes too high. Fortunately, we were pleasantly surprised. It helped that we did some last minute research that saved us lots of time, money, and frustration.
A short video of our trip is here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH1zBWW VZD8&list=UUdOpdcV06POgifi9PC-ct7g& amp;index=1
Here are some key tips if you plan on going to Venice.
1) Stay near the train/bus station. It's ...
... to take our hire car back to the airport. We met Lucia and she took us to our apartment, which is in a very quiet part of Venice (not to far to drag our suitcases to the cruise ship) right on a canal and next to the polizia station. It is very Venetian with very fancy over the top decorations. Once Lee returned from the airport we went off exploring the canals, gondolas and sites for ...
... and the array of fresh produce and seafood was devine. It was a shame we didn't have a cucina here as I would have loved to buy some fresh produce and cook up a feast.
Our own gondola tour was next on our agenda, and we had booked romantic tour for two. The ride was just beautiful, leaving on sunset we escaped the hustle of the rest of the tourists and relaxed back in our black and velvet streamlined love-boat. ...
... walking tour and enjoyed the pasta and pizzas for lunch.
With full tummys, we then decided to explore the city further and saw the Bridge of Sighs and many little hidden alleyways that were so pretty to see. David and I then split of from the others and went to the Rialto Bridge and had a quick look around Rialto markets. I bought a couple of masks (one traditional and one modern) before we caught up with the others at Piazzo San Marco and had some gelato. It was ...