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... the Palazzo Ducale this afternoon. It was the old Doges' (duke's) palace and centre of government for Venice. It is full of extravagantly decorated rooms but the most interesting part was the prison. I walked through the "Bridge of Sighs" named for the sighs of prisoners being led to trial. It has been overcast and cool today but we can hardly complain about the weather, this is only the second non sunny day we have ...
... whole shops devoted to them and many are stunning. It goes back it seems maybe a thousand years including various attempts to control it. It enabled people to mix without being identified and was used to flirt and have debauched masquerade parties. Ang asked if it was like the movie "Eyes Wide Shut" and we were told that the director, Stanley Kubrick, had spent a lot of time in Venice, so some things that happen in that strange movie are true!! ...
... as it floods with the tidal fluctuations at certain times of the year. The hotel is on the top (fourth) floor - they don't count the water level floor, with the first and second being the state rooms which were being used as exhibition halls. We had a peek and the ceilings were about four to five metres high with frescoes and mouldings. The floor in the hotel was marble but it was very uneven with highs and troughs which made us ...
... to see. We were all sad to see it go..
After a few hours the weather seemed to have cleared a little so back to the streets, Mardi and Bill in tow. Seemed ok for the first hour or so and then when we were far, far from our hotel the rain came and didn't stop ....... Drowned rats back to the hotel. It's a good job we are water proof!!
We dried off and went to dinner at the hotel restaurant for our farewell dinner....... Off on new adventures ...
... we then had to drive an extra hour around the mainland area, from check point to check point, trying to get hold of a permit to continue driving the coach around the area. Typical Italians kept saying we should go to the next check point to get one and over and over it went. When we finally found a lady who said she would do it, she talked on the phone for a good 5 minutes first. Very infuriating considering our guide said all they need to do is press print as it was ...