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Travel Blogs from Venice
Mom highlight - Doge's palace and shopping in the rain in Venice
Mom lowlight - getting lost in the Doge's prisons
Brian highlight - shopping
Brian lowlight - rain
Claibourne highlight - that Christine had a wonderful attitude the whole trip
Claibourne lowlight - it was our last full day in Italy
Christine highlight - shopping and skipping the museum
Christine lowlight - not sleeping well the last 2 nights
... boats on the Grand Canal. So we climbed into our Gondola with it's plush black seats, as our Gondolier took us through windy canals and under tiny bridges. "Now both sit close together on the right side" he said. The boat lurched to the side, I jumped. "Trust me" he said. "I'll try" I said, panicking he was trying to throw us into the canal. He was trying to balance the boat under the tiny bridges that he had to stoop low down to get under. Once I got used to being tilted though ...
... rain we decided to eat in the hotel. The rain did eventually subside long enough to stroll the 1.2km back in to Campalto. Other than an amusing street name, Campalto has very little to offer in the way of entertainment, even at 9pm on a Tuesday evening. So we stood under the amusing street name for a few minutes longer then headed back to Hotel Antica Fenice. Both of us content with the day. Both of us relaxed. Both of us tremendously looking forward to the days to come
... the crowds also had the same idea. We went straight for St Marks square (stopping in some shops on the way for Hannah to look at Murano glass) and stood in the line to visit the Dodge's palace. This was a very impressive palace which essentially housed the old council for Venice when it was its own state back in the 1500's. The palace held the council, courts and prison for the town. We saw the bridge of sighs which prisoners cross before heading ...
An uneventful flight from NY to Venice...just like I like them. Everything went smoothly at the airport. Found the machine to print vaporetto passes. Found the desk to book the very expensive water taxi to the hotel. Enjoyed the water taxi trip, especially down a section of the Grand Canal and then the smaller canals, where we were delivered to the dock at the back door of the ...