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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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- Free parking
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... are so freaking heavy. Combine that with the roller-coaster of bridges and awkward stair climbs and you've got yourself a recipe for pain and agony. Dramatic, I'm aware. When we finally got to the hostel we didn't see any official signs and rang the bell anyways. A lady stuck her head out the top floor window and asked us if we made a reservation. YEP, YEP, YEP! We were told that check-in time was half an hour later than had been specified in our email. Now, normally ...
... we are surprised to find small bands of tiny criminals roving the city, running some kind of protection racket where they troop into shops banging pots and pans and making noise, presumably to extort money to make them go away. In one large group some appear to be dressed as Roman soldiers, and are even accompanied by an adult and a nun! Later we discover that today is the day of Saint Martino, a Roman solider who cut his cloak in half in order to give it to a freezing beggar, and ...
... last time, in contrast to the middle aged couple next to us who sat there the whole time and didn't speak one word to each other!
We got back to the hotel, exhausted and found our laundry on the bed, as the hotel had sorted out some clothes for us that had got wet in the flood. There was also a bottle of Prosecco in an ice bucket and a written apology for the inconvenience we had suffered. A nice gesture, which resulted in two very tipsy Evans!
We had ...
... a glass of Prosecco. We started with a Panzanella for Starters. Fiorentina had all the goods set out and gave us jobs, e.g. Squeezing the bread which she had soaked, cutting up tomatoes and cucumbers and tearing basil. Once it was all prepared she drizzled oil and vinegar and seasoned with salt, pepper and dried oregano. We had to keep tasting to get it right!
Then, we went onto the Veal Scallopine - secondo piatto. We chopped ...
... it was divided into two places - the giardini (gardens), where the biennale has been taking place every two years since 1895 and in the arsenale. Being the yekes that we are, we bought online in advance tickets and since we didn't have a lot of time, we also bought a guided tour for both places. Of course we got there early, and after waiting, we met our guide - an Austrian girl whose been living in venice since October. Our guided group included a ...