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Travel Blogs from Venice
... dressed gorgeous, leggy women here too (Jan pointed them out to Bob!)
Well, the day mightn't have got off to a very good start, as Bob thought he'd ask the concierge if he knew of a decent Italian restaurant nearby! If he'd gone ahead we'd probably have both finished up in the Grand Canal!
Lunch for Bob was (predictably) pizza.... "wasn't that why we came to Italy in the first place" suggested Bob?), and dinner ...
The day started late as Nikki got in at 0600 and collapsed into bed!
She started stirring around 1000 and managed to come out for a walk with us by 1030. We headed towards St Mark's Square. As expected, we were greeted by hordes of tourists in the square! It was always our intention to get here at 0700 so as to beat the crowds.
Chris (with Nikki's approval - getting up late had meant that she had skipped breakfast) found a fresh pasta place for lunch. It ...
... in Rome and gondolas in Venice!
* Late nights and lazy mornings are the way of life
* The Cinque Terre was built as little fortresses to defend their villages from pirates
* Venice was once the most important trade centre in Europe!
* The fountain in Spanish Square in Rome is actually a boat! This is to commemorate a big flood which resulted in a ship just landing right there in the middle of the ...
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We must mention the entertainment on the ship. It has been first class and tonight it exceeded our expectations. A foursome called Cantare sang a variety of songs from all eras with full band and string accompaniment. As it was the start of the second part of the cruise, free wine and champagne was available and everyone had a fantastic evening. Oh, and have we mentioned the desserts yet? Maybe ...
... are in Venice and of course as you may know, Venice is sinking. Our eastern Mediterranean cruise ended here a few days ago and we have been exploring the labyrinth of streets and alley ways that twist and turn around the canals. More on Venice in a minute.
The cruise was wonderful and took us to many exciting ports of call. One of our first ports of call was Naples, where we had a tour of Pompeii, an ancient city destroyed by the eruption ...