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... meet Federica, our guide. Unfortunately, 8am is also the time many of the workers are also travelling down the Grand Canal to work in the morning. We bought our ticket and climbed aboard. Lizzie managed to find a corner where we could stand and make a little room for ourselves without being too crowded. We waited as the crowd filled up the boat, and we slowly sunk deeper into the water. One stop later, we picked up more passengers than I thought the vessel could hold. I'm ...
... gliding down a narrow body of water where a colorful array of magnificent mansions and palaces, or palazzos, some in varying states of decay and disrepair, line both sides of the waterway. Then you add the gondolas and the bright, multi-colored gondola mooring poles that resemble candy sticks into the mix and you have a recipe for one of the most unforgettable sights you will ever see in your life. ...
... to Florence. He was then going to catch up to us as at one point we would be back tracking. We split up and Laura and I promptly got lost. However, not totally lost but couldn't quite keep the track that the hotelier had told us. It is so very easy to get lost as there are so many canals and tiny streets and after awhile they all look the same. Every street corner, bridge or canal is ...
... but to be safe go and get a ticket printed from another spot - manual ticket office. OK, off down and up steps again, long wait at ticket line, and ignoramus from the info desks cousin at that window. No our email was not valid ticket and we had to buy another one. Fuming as we had missed the other connection we discussed what to do?
Stuff if, we will hop on the next early train - now 1hr earlier than our booked one and play dumb ...
... br> Once we met up we were all taken across to the Island of Burano where all the canals are and the houses are sooooo beautiful and are all painted different colors but it suits. The story behind it is that when the fisherman could not pick out which house was theirs in the dark so they were all painted different colors to make it easy for them to recognise their own place.Good Idea ...
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