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Travel Blogs from Venice
I rank Venice as my #1 city that I saw on this trip of northern Italy with ease. We arrived Wednesday morning and right when you walk out of the train station, the grand canal is right in front of you with bridges going across it, gondolas passing, and boats everywhere. We also were there during Carnivale, which is an Italian celebration that I …
... normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is filled with centuries of history and is still the symbolic heart of Venice; it has even been referred to as the drawing room of Europe. With the grand St Mark's Church at one end, the Campanile bell tower rising in the middle and the elegant colonnaded arcade of famous cafes on three sides, it is a wonderful place to be - and the hundreds of pigeons think so too.
... packing up,finishing laundry and our ongoing rummy challenge.
Megan and Adam's Eyewitness Report/Observations: Things we saw IN The Canals.......
-gondolas and boats of course
-a coffin being loaded expect
-kegs of beer being delivered
-mail boats and fire boats
-fish-dead and alive
-shrimp shells being peeled by fishermen
-rubber gloves floating by
... at the same time in Venice. Doug loves his trees. He is very focused on the trees and the flowers and I am busy watching the people. Lots of people watching to be done in Venice.
Our big event of the day was an hour long Gondola ride through the canals. It was just like you see in the movies with the man in a black and white stripped shirt and italian hat. Just for reference, it costs 120 euros to take ...
... of jobless African and Bangladeshi immigrants selling (illegal) fake handbags and roses, employing some questionable, very pushy selling tactics involving following couples and shoving roses in their faces. After the square I meandered my way to the surprisingly large park in the city’s east, to various churches and the Arsenale, a naval dockyard with a grand entrance gate. Much of the day was spent simply wandering around admiring the city and its unique beauty, peeking ...