Travel Blogs from Fiesso d'Artico
... see them too. So I got started early and headed over to San Marco Square at about 9am, stopping for a coffee there at the famous 300 year old cafe, Florian. It was the most expensive coffee of my life - 9 Euro! But that's the price you pay for a drink in the square. I headed over towards the massive basilica and already the line was hundreds stretched across the square. So I did as Dad would've and sidled up to the front, took a few photos ...
... two days, on August 24! There are 7 naturalist guides - expedition leaders on board and about 100 crew for some 200 guests from around the world; it is a small ship but the latest in technology.
Le Soleal (2013) was just inaugurated in Venice in July - newly built in the Fincantiere yards of Ancona Italy. She is named for the French word Sun, and "the one who leads the way."
Photos from the Inauguration ...
... off the beaten path and we got a rest from the multitude of people that flood the main streets. It started raining and so we ducked into a bar called Timon and nibbled on cicchetti (bruschetta-type appetizers topped with cheese, meat, or vegetables) and drank wine. To top off our busy day we got gelato (again) and meandered back to our hotel. Tomorrow we hope to see more of the Doge Palace and the Correr museum! – Ev and ...
... nice drop. This was a nice way to have a break from travelling as they supplied a very generous tasting along with an assortment of antipasti, cheese and bread after a detailed tour of their facilities.
We pushed on to Verona where we had a couple of hours to see the sights and have some lunch.
First stop was Juliet's balcony. This middle ages balcony in a back alley has somehow become linked with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. No-one really ...
Two days ago, we shed more belongings, pared things down to
the bare minimum for the mountains and left Venice for the Dolomites by train.
Our arrival into Venice had been spectacular. The average
visitor turns up on the train, lugs their gear, hot and bothered, to where they
are staying. We steamed slowly into the Venice Lagoon, from 7 floors up, the
whole city was spread out before us in perfect sunshine. As two tugs pulled ...