Albergo Ristorante Al Giardinetto
Travel Blogs from Veneto
2 weeks ago we visited to Bassano del Grappa, which is a beautiful city in northern Italy, where they make Grappa. It is a small town and they have a grappa museum. It was good to see, because I did not know how grappa is made. In earlier days it was the poor man's drink, because it is made from grape pomace, meaning the skins and seeds. Basically the leftovers of the winemaking process. This pomace ...
... being able to be comfortable enough to do at least rudimentary translation and the locals were fairly complimentary of my capacity to hold a conversation. We enjoyed the shops, the tiny canals and bridges and the little brightly colored houses for which Burano is known. Debbie dubbed the place "Venice Light" in that while it had many of the same types of shops and canals and bridges as Venice the pace was much more relaxed and less populated. We stopped at ...
... of the cheap tourist **** instead. Before we left, we also walked past Burano’s leaning bell tower. Trust me, it is really leaning. It looks very old & seems as though it could topple over at any moment.
We had hoped to make it to the island of Torcello, the home of Venice’s oldest church, but we were running short on time. We opted to take a boat back to San Marco, in the hopes that we’d get a ...
Finally back on line.
Just to update you, we spent time in Paris touring around on bicycles to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and a tour of the catacombs. Check out the photos.
We're now in Venice staying on the island of Lido. Perhaps Venice is sinking due to the weight of all the tourists! Lots of people here. Lido is much quieter and has a wonderful beach. Been swimming in the Adriatic Sea, drinking lots of wine and eating a lot of good ...
Our 13hr train ride from Paris to venice (able to get a few hours sleep) got us into venice about 9.30, then a waterbus to the Rialto bridge stop with a short walk to our Tourist house. A bit small, a bit smelly(damp) some times but quiet adequate. Unpack then off to San Marco Piazza and Bassilica. Another bueautiful building, you are not allowed to take pictures inside but I snuck a few. All the interior is ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed