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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... to the San Stae dock, got off and proceeded up a wide main walkway watching for the narrow little cobblestone street where we would turn to the right, cross over a small canal and take another right down a narrow street to our waiting apartment. This was our first introduction to the labyrinth of cobblestone streets that could keep you wandering and discovering new sights for hours....and you would never feel lost!
After spending 40 minutes ...
... ever become as famous as the one in Pisa! We relaxed in the afternoon, then headed down for dinner early so that we would be ready in time for the Welcome Show in the Princess Theatre. This did not work out as we'd planned as I think everyone on the ship also had the same idea!! There are 4,200 passengers on board and 1,400 staff. So we grabbed a drink from the bar and decided to watch the show first and have tea after that. Usually these ...
... and after passing under several bridges arrive at our accommodation. We're early, so we drop our bags and head out for our first walk through Venice's alleys and canal crossings, before making it back to the Grand Canal near San Marco's square. This place is full of people, mostly tourists, and a bit daunting at first while we get our bearings, however the views across the canal are almost unbelievable. Returning to Al Bailo we do some unpacking ...
... by 4. Sigh. Nate kept looking at the bright side for me - it was an overcast day so it wasn't blazing hot, we're basically spending all day on the water with a nice breeze, we're resting our legs...but it still felt wasted to me. At 4 we finally arrived in Lido to go to the beach. We went to the free public beach rather than a hotel's private one. They still had umbrella chairs you could rent (2 for 25 euro) and we noticed the sand and sea were the only free ...
... tourists in the poplular places, but virtually no one in the back streets.
We eventually made it, and took the vaporetto to Burano, which is a group of four islands about seven kms from Venice. It is famous for its lacemaking and its brightly coloured houses.
It has been settled since Roman times. While the men are out fishing, the women have made lace since the 16th century. There are many shops selling all types of lace and lace products. ...