Residenza Ca' Dario
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... that went up and down the main canal. We could get on and off anywhere we wanted and then dive into the back walkways to explore. Best money spent!
By midmorning, fed and caffeinated, we took the 'bus' to the San Marco area to tour the square and visit the Doge's palace > 'Doge' means 'duke' I believe. Really huge and stunning! See the pics.
After a few hours, we caught the bus back up the canal to get our bags, ...
... was very short and still in Austria, to take quick photos of a lake. There was one of those rolling blankets of fog pouring down the mountain toward the lake. Our real rest stop was at a ... McDonald's! But this was not your US McDonald's--it was large, with windows designed to maximize the vista of mountains and forests spreading out before us. There were tea lights on the tables, and a dirndl-attired cashier in the McCafe stand. It was ...
... tourists the next day. The boat traffic in the lagoon is amazing, reminded me of Sydney Harbour before the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. We stopped at a cafe/bar/place with tables and chairs outside and decided not to pay 15 euros for a Corona Beer.
We eventually make our way back to the hotel and chill out for a bit and raid the mini bar before dinner. We then frock up and back down to Hotel Savoia Jolanda for food, festivities and fire ...
... to paste, then cold pressed (huge wooden press which was turned by hand - hard work). This was how it was done 200 years ago until recently where it has modernised now. We the partook in fresh salad, gathered from their garden, prosciutto, cheese, home made bread, olive oil (of course) and their own wine (this was 10.30 in the morning!). It was a gorgeous farmhouse with a view to die for overlooking several of the islands in a jewel blue sea. The garden was full of produce ...
... when visiting Venice!
After the Gondola ride, we headed to St. Mark's Square where were overlooked vacant gondolas, attempted to feed the birds (attempted being the word), shopping for venetian masks, and ate our last round of pasta and pizza before we head back.
Overall, this was a very relaxing day, which was in need since we had a busy 2 full weeks of travel.