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TripAdvisor Reviews Flestariam Venice
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... was our first spectacular introduction to the Italian branch of the Alps. The Po is a river that stretches right across the top of Italy to the Adriatic Sea on the eastern side; we were headed for the source of this river up in the mountains close to France. Naturally there are plenty of hikes that can be done around here, unfortunately for us, our selected one was covered in fog (and snow) so we only managed ...
... the Rialto was still too crowded, we retreated again to the side streets and found a fun hole in the wall bar. While perusing their beer fridge, searching for an Italian beer other than Moretti, we noticed that tucked in between several Belgian ales were bottles of Sierra Nevada pale ale! Not something we ever would have expected to see in Venice. We regrouped over a beer, and headed north of the Rialto Bridge to a small strip of Italian tapas-like bars. Picking one that looked like ...
... on the banks, another factor making it expensive to live in Venice. If you look at the bottom of the homes, usually near the front door, you will see these pumps which are very much in action when the floods happen. Firstly, we walked along the canal and into the Jewish ghetto. In the old part you see a beautiful synagogue. In the new part the synagogues are hidden within the walls of the homes as this was during the period of Jewish segregation in Italy. Despite being segregated ...
... had to buy one from here.
Venice is the birthplace of composer Antonio Vivaldi. Therefore it was fitting that we attend a concert of his Four Seasons. Performed in an intimate hall next to St. Mark's Basilica, we "dressed up" the best as we could.
Following the concert, we went to an elegant bar where we were soon approached by a woman and her 30+ yr. old son, who, realizing we ...
... of glassblowing is demonstrated.
Emma gets pushed to the front of a crowd so the little “signorina” can
see a vase being made. We have found that Italians are very generous to children,
not so much with adults. We were
warned in Rome to assume the position with elbows bent so as to make our way
more quickly through crowds of any kind. Back to the glass, Emma and I purchase
a few items, asking for good wrapping, as we will ...