Travel Blogs from Jesolo Lido
where we met up with our local guide, Nicoletta, a tiny, slim,
elegant older lady who took us through crowded streets to many sights
but especially the Spanish Stairs and the Trevi Fountain where we had
to push our way through to throw our two coins in, one to return to
Rome, the second for love, and a third if you wanted a divorce. The
next highlight was the Pantheon – two thousand years old and still
being used. The centre ...
... in places to help the tourists move around.
The Basilica was the chapel of the Doge and was originally built in 832, however, like the Palace it was destroyed by fire (976) and rebuilt (978). It is large, opulent and grand and, like some of the other venues we have visited, inside we were not allowed to take photos. This was disappointing as the cathedral was full of amazing mosaics and paintings depicting the different stories in the ...
Our plane arrived 1 hour late due to a one hour delay in leaving Atlanta. Just as we were preparing to pull away from the gate in Atlanta, a very windy and fierce rain put a damper on our departure. Once we were airborne everything went smoothly. Bailey got lots of good sleep, I slept fitfully, as usual. Mike read until about four hours before we landed. Hannah took after her granddad and was wide awake watching her movies, etc. on her ...
Arrived at Rialto hotel by water taxi, fabulous location and perfect weather. A rabbit warren of rooms decked out Franco Cozzo style (Russell's description). The hotel is on the Grand Canal. After searching for a place for dinner we were ...
Dinner that night was pasta cooked on the camp stove, washed down with some beer (at least for me). We packed up most of our stuff that night, all in preparation for the next morning when we would depart Venice and head south to our Florence.
The next morning, we were up early, packed up and checked out, ready to drive to Florence. The lovely motorway beckoned, but after doing some research online, the Venice to Florence trip was going to cost ...