Antica Casa Carettoni
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... after about 50 or so streets of all sizes and a good hours walk from the restaurant I was back at the main bus depot and ready to board my bus back to the hotel.
Today had suppose to be a relaxing day off but it was far from that.
Finally back at the hotel and now it sure was time to relax.
Venice had been a great experience and was certainly much more than I ever expected.
Tomorrow its onto the ferry and down the Adriatic sea to ...
... high cost of living. A 1000 sq.ft.walk up goes for a $million plus. Combine that with the rising sea levels, some predict that in a couple decades Venice could become a ghost town museum. It would be a sad finish for Europe's richest city from 1100-1500AD. Pos: Our host hotel is a family-run business that has served the visiting public for 150 years. That is one hell of a lot of towels laundered! We met the ...
... us into the Gondola, explains the technique, where we have to stand, how we hold the oars, how we use the ors, how we manoeuvre our arms, I am exhausted and forget everything after he says "pay attention" .
But I have the first go anyway. Of course it is unsteady, but not too bad to gain stability. I hold the oar and push it forward, eye height, and pretend I am punching someone in the face, Felix's words, not mine. As I pull forward , the oar is ...
... our way to saint Mark's Square, over the Rialto Bridge to where the impressive buildings and vast open plaza stood. I had goosebumps, even Napoleon said it was the most beautiful place he had seen. The basilica an ornate example of baroque art, the doges palace an opulent companion. I enjoyed a ride on a gondola through the canals, a glass ...
... and if they offered me a second serving I would have eaten that as well. Again, we were in no hurry to go anywhere so we stopped for gelati and walked casually back to our apartment to freshen up and head out again. As it was our last night in Venice we wanted to celebrate, we both may have got quite merry but who cares it's been fantastic. I've loved everything about Venice. The people, the history, the canals and bridges and of course the food...lol Lookout Florence here we ...