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... to forget that it is a whole lot of small islands, joined by bridges. Here, however, it's a little more obvious, because of the level change. The new scuola is on much higher ground, with only two steps onto the bridge, while on 'old' side there are 11 steps.
We took a wrong turn somewhere after this, and lost track of where we should be going, although we did find Jacopo Tintoretto's house, so we just wandered for a while, crossing ...
... was fantastic. There is an interesting museum up on this level too and we really enjoyed it up there.
For lunch we decided to eat at the same place we had eaten the night before (Roberto's) and Katie had her first Italian spaghetti bolognese which she loved (but said it wasn't quite as good as mine!) and I had chicken and vegetables.
After lunch I had a tour booked of the Venetian islands (Murano, Burano and Torcelli). Before getting on the boat we ...
... and into the heart of Venice. Once you turn into the main canal and the images of the Venice that you have had in your mind from books and photos etc becomes reality, it is an amazing feeling especially when it is even greater than any of your expectations. After passing under the Rialto Bridge and checking out Casanova's house we disembarked at St Mark’s square. ...
... update on drinking game, Australia 2 rest of the world zero.
09:55am 3 Nil to Australia, they haven't yet realised that nobody else is playing.
10:25am another beer for Australia.
Guy with the mobile espressos machine has come back down the train.
11:05am and yet another beer for the Australians.
Exit the station and once again a pre-purchased online travel pass allowed us to ...
... general direction of the bridge to get there, and so long as the Grande Canal was on our right then we were OK :P We walked near the Jewish Ghetto, and walked along quite a main drag going east and eventually found our way back to our apartment to have dinner. It is so easy to get lost in Venice!
Ultimate cultural experience of the day: getting lost in the maze-like streets of Venice! :P
On the morning of Monday 23 ...