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Travel Blogs from Jesolo Lido
... of friends, relatives, heroes (King Arthur was there) he admired. They were positioned on either side of his extremely ornate black marble tomb which was covered with art work depicting all of his great life achievements. Unfortunately, Maximilian did not actually end up there, but it sure is an impressive monument! We then caught our train to Venice, arriving in ...
... plastic over shoes that came up just below the knee. Christine resorted to buying a pair of leopard patterned gumboots (these nicely match her lovely new dressing gown!) Saw a Carnival cruise ship pass beyond the square and looming above the old buildings. Had an early lunch just to get out of the rain! Wet shoes two days in a row was wearing thin by now. The rain eased off mid afternoon and with a bit of energy left we managed to buy John a ...
... we saw the gondolas and some of the cruise ships.
Piazza San Marco is enormous and also in danger of sinking below sea level. During high tides, water seeps up through drains and covers the plaza. Platforms are strategically placed to help keep tourists’ toes dry.Evidently, this is a common occurrence, but during our visit the sea didn't rise exceptionally high.
Once the seat of Venetian power, San Marco today ...
... factory. Of course.
We stood in line
for a while at a factory but nobody was being let in so we just left.
We walked through to the heart of murano making our way to the main
thoroughfare. Once arriving there we saw the gigantic abundance of
shops! All selling murano glass. The trick would be to decipher between
counterfeit glass and authentic glass made on murano. The shops that
were authentic were signposted and the pieces were stamped. Plus ...
... Grand Canal and wandered the back streets and found a street market. We bought a punnet of strawberries in a fruit market and sat and ate them on the edge of the canal. Seats are at a premium in Venice and we simply can't afford them. Took a shot of Susie wearing her "where's wally" top on the top of the Rialto bridge. Might sent it to her class. Bought 2x20e 24hour pass for the water busses and traveled to ...