Hotel Al Gallo
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... bridges. It was also so crowded because it was Mardi Gras (didn't think that one through). There were people everywhere. We had to take a water bus a couple stops down where we then had to walk to our hotel. We had to wander around quite a bit before we found our hotel, but eventually we found the sign that was the size of a piece of paper with the name on it way back on a side alley. We had to ring a doorbell to enter the lobby, and when we did it looked like a piece of ****, but as ...
... her slippers (oh yes, like you do at home in your socks on a hardwood floor) to answer the phone.
And with such a fantastic place to stay I decided to spend some extra time here after meeting three Canadian girls from Vancouver in Grandma Death’s attic. There are smaller islands just off the coast of Venice that specialize in a couple of different crafts, one being glass blowing and another being lace-making, so that while Venice itself is a mixture of many (very ...
... she wanted more money. We just walked away as we were only trying to be nice.
After a bite to eat for lunch we relaxed in the air conditioned hotel out of the sun.
After lunch we headed to the pier and caught the boat for the Murano, Burano and Torcello ...
... a GIANT
piece of pizza for dinner which we ate on the water and then walked
around the Giudecca island and sat on a dock for a bit and had a nice
chat about sailing. Afterwards, we took the boat to the island next us
where we had noticed some cool steps where we took off our shoes, put
our feet in the water and took pictures of the sunset while singing the
"That's Amorie" song, and feeling quite Italian. We ...
... the panels to them, it was quite interesting. She also told them about the restoration. The frescos originally took 5 years to paint and their recent restoration took 10 years.
From her we also learnt that a true fresco is painted into wet plaster, so that it absorbs the colour. The artist sketches the painting onto a plastered surface then applies fresh plaster only to the area he can paint in one day. In some cases the original drawings have been ...