Hotel Antigo Trovatore
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Travel Blogs from Venice
... gondola ride, went to a lace and a glass blowing demonstration- the latter was super nifty. The waterways and bridges were everything that you hear about and see in the movies, but they never mention the smell! Because sewage is emptied into the water system twice a day it has quite a distinct aroma! We're bidding farewell to a few friends tonight, so we have a masquerade ball after dinner. And that's my update... Will leave Steve to do the fine details ...
... which was very dark (only two tiny windows opening out onto the dark alley) and had no air conditioning and no wifi (the horror!). After showing us some of his favorite restaurants, ice creameries, and supermarkets around Venice, and after paying him in cash, he left us with instructions to drop off the keys on the day of our departure at the bar next to his apartment.
After settling in at our rental apartment, it was time to get out and explore Venice. It ...
... we got on I was slightly concerned that the train may have been the wrong one as some people didn't get off and since we presumed it was just shuttling between our station (main Venice station) and the city why would they stay on? We asked someone and they said it was going to somewhere that wasn't Venice city even though the timetable and screen at the platform said other wise, we tried to get off but the doors just shut on us and the train moved on in ...
... packed Nancy (IPAD) and all photos of the ride and video were taken with her. Whew. When I got home I recharged the battery for an hour and it was fine????? Bit scary!
PS At the hotel I realised I lost my first item on the train or train station - light long sleeved top which had been wrapped around my waist - think it went missing in that horrible Bologna when I had to up and down stairs with the suitcase and back pack several times? Dam.
... numbers of tourists numbing. Still San Marco's from the
outside was spectacularly ornate. The 4 horses pillaged from
Constantinople were still shining above the main entrance.
Back at our new home I cooked up a
lemon marinated pork for tea. This is a recipe Mum used a couple of
times earlier in the UK. It is a good one as pork and chicken are
cheap meats here. Our apartment is very well equipped for cooking.