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... to Tirano; Bernina Express to Thusis (planned but could not exit so continued to Chur); train back to Thusis; bus to Bellinzona; train to Locarno- in bed by 1030 pm! ("Thusis incident")
Day 25 June 3 T Locarno: Lake boat to Isole de Brissago; visit botanical garden; went to market at Azcona on return; dinner with Heidi and Ron; goodbyes to Luigi and Barbara
Day 26 June 4 W ...
... walls. The floors are beautifully designed and executed marble mosaics, some of which I took pictures off before realizing photos were not allowed.
This is the distinctive hat worn by all Doges. BTW, wives of Doges were termed Dogaressas!
The piazza (courtyard) connecting the Palace and the Basilica was used for ceremonial purposes and served as water ...
... the oar to be placed as different positions on the fixed vertical arm used for leveraging the oar. Gondolas are able to operate on the Grand Canal but often escape the extensive traffic of the Grand Canal for the quiet and calm waters of the extensive system of side canals (Rios). After learning of the construction and maintenance of gondolas and seeing the gondoliers in action along the Grand Canal and Rios, we came away with a sincere appreciation for ...
... a scale model of an experimental vessel (dated 1898) with a winged rudder and keel that was never constructed but predated by almost 100 years the modern concepts of a winged keel and hydrofoils.
One of the rowed "galleons" (?) had an unusual configuration for the oars with each oar station consisting of 3 side by side oars with each station manned by 3 oarsmen. I counted approximately 25 ...
... good health and a safe journey that none of us will soon forget.
Unfortunately I was the only one doing the journal entries so only my perspective of the trip was shared.
Thanks all for prayers, comments and just following along.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking