Villa Alighieri Residence Hotel
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... museum. This is more like the city hall and palace than just the Doge's palace. The Doge was the leader of the Venice city-state. They were so damn smart and organized and rarely had any internal strife it seemed, at least compared to other civilizations. It is a fascinating view of their opulence and system of government.
10) Nobody comes here for the nightlife. There really isn't any. Dinner is the thing to do here at ...
Today we were off to Verona for a whistle stop then on to Venezia. Verona was average, well just the parts we saw. We headed to Juliet's balcony and the opportunity to rub the beast of the statue for luck. Oh my God, what a zoo! Most of the people queued in a rough order to take a photo but not some people. When Doug stood up to the statue, some random South American woman hopped up on the other side and grabbed Juliet's breast. I wasn't having any of that so ...
... the Grand Canal at San Marco and proceeded to window shop some more in preparation for our, or I mean my, much anticipated ghost walk of Venice. The tour began under rainy skies as we ventured to the deep, back alleys of Venice. I always find it interesting the people who are in ghost tours. They're probably the people you would expect but with a number of normal people like us...wait, are we normal? The tour consisted of gripping tales ...
Accompanied the boat's chef to the Rialto market this morning as he bought the food (octopus) for tonight's dinner. There are 25 varieties of tomatoes in Italy and no stall owner will let you buy tomatoes without knowing what you are cooling so they can advise on just the right type of tomato to use because they all have a different taste and must accompany the right dish.
... motion with the gondolas and boats going by. We stopped for a lunch and enjoyed great pizza ( light, chewy crust and nice Italian wine).
Well that's it for now. Must pack.Thanks for traveling along with us! It has been fun to write the blog and get everyone's great comments. (Gale, I loved your cultural reference to Bugs Bunny when we were in Seville - Mike didn't know what you were talking about)
See you all soon,
Ciao from Venice