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Travel Blogs from Venice
... The British never really like Costa and then since the Concordia sunk won't touch them with a barge pole. Costa also offers drink packages of many alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks for 19.95 euros per day per booking but Derek was offered one for half price as a further inducement to book. So all really good value for money. We are on the first dinner sitting at 7pm and considered asking to move to the 2nd sitting, but that is not until 9.30pm ...
... very thankful!!
We got off back in Venice and we were free to explore for the rest of the afternoon as it was our last night in Venice. We walked around some streets looking in different shops and observing every day Venetian life. We headed back to the B&B via the Rialto bridge. We just took our time getting back as we were in no rush.
When we did get back we showered and got ready to go grab some dinner. We decided to get take away pizza as we needed to ...
... to Bologna, where we were to change trains, there were no seats and only options of going up or down stairs - now my luggage is getting heavier by the day, so I stood in the doorway for the whole trip. Sigh.... ah well, I survived.
At Bologna we had a short wait before boarding our fast train, with lovely comfy seats, to.... Venice!! Yay!!
We walked out of the train station to the most gorgeous view, ...
... station at the embarcadero.
- Take line #51, #52 or #82 if not the #1 to reach Lido station.
- Once at the Santa Maria Elisabetta station, take the bus, direction Alberoni.
- Once on line A or B, get off at the Malamocco Piazza.
- Once at Malamocco Piazza, find the apartment.
That's what we had... Unless you've been in Venice before (Lido island more specifically), ...
... hovers in the port of the old town of Fira, and passengers are tendered in by the local boatmen in large, comfortable tenders. Once on shore one has the option of walking 600 winding steps in the hot sun, taking a donkey ride, or taking the cable car to the top. We chose the cable car. Once on top you walk through narrow alleys of souvenir shops and restaurants. We found a car and driver to rent for 4 hours - $40 euros per hour. Our driver had been born in Canada but ...