Istituto San Giuseppe
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... San Daniele. More exploring followed before returning to the hotel for a one hour siesta. It was then off for our 5:30 boat ride through the grand canal. What a beautiful way to see this city on the sea.
Supper was again in Costello, this time at a wonderful and very busy restaurant called Corte Sconta. We had made a reservation the night before as it had been highly recomended as a great place to eat. it di not fail to live up to its ...
... radio. The program was recorded in the Watford Colosseum (Watford had a Gap but I don't ever recall a Colosseum) and featured dance music. Before playing a medley of Latin American music the host of the evening said that George Bernard Shaw once said "Dance music is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.' I had not heard that before but I liked it and thought it worth passing on.
Monday 3rd August
... being too touristy which in her mind equals not good and more expensive. She told us about the taxes and service charges that happen when you sit at a table and have someone wait on you. We did get a lot of good information about the buildings and the history, that due to the sinking of the city and high tides, the city is often flooded, particularly in Jan-Feb-Mar, when tables are spread on the walkways so visitors ...
... into the small side streets is fascinating. And no cars or scooters or bikes to contend with. The only thing you have to watch out for are the porters pulling carts jam packed with produce or merchandise for stores or luggage of tourists.
The last tour was a water tour of the Grand canal and a few side canals. Our tour guide did point out the palazzo where George Clooney got married. Also ...
... tower - fortunately a lift took us to the top. We were rewarded with the views we had gone there for and with an unexpected bonus! Just as we were waiting for the lift back down, standing directly under the very large bell, and only seconds after I had made the comment "you wouldn't want to be here when the bell chimed" - yep, the bell started to swing into motion! It was midday! Oh my goodness!
We also visited the Doge's Palace, another ...