Hotel Grand Torino
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Tintoretto. The palace had its own dungeons, where a doge could oversee the sentencing, torturing, and jailing of his political opponents. By the 1500s the cells were full of prisoners so new prisons were built across the canal and connected with a covered bridge. The Bridge of Sighs is so named because the prisoners were tried in the palace and then marched to the prisons over the bridge; it was on this bridge that they got one last look at Venice. Leaving the palace, ...
Today was a day of sightseeing, souvenir shopping and eating! The weather was warm and sunny - no jackets today! We started out at the St. Mark's Basilica in the famous St. Mark's Square. We had to line up, but not for too long. Inside there was a lot of gold, and relics from many saints including their bones, teeth, etc. The tile mosaics on the floor were beautiful, as were the paintings and gold on the walls and ceilings. After the Basilica we wandered the streets ...
... tower - fortunately a lift took us to the top. We were rewarded with the views we had gone there for and with an unexpected bonus! Just as we were waiting for the lift back down, standing directly under the very large bell, and only seconds after I had made the comment "you wouldn't want to be here when the bell chimed" - yep, the bell started to swing into motion! It was midday! Oh my goodness!
We also visited the Doge's Palace, another ...
... times you can ride the train without a reservation but apparently not in Italy! It cost 10 euros because we already had our eurail pass and if we didn't have our eurail it would of been around 200 Canadian! The scenery on this train ride is amazing. Huge mountains, fluffy clouds and a bright blue sky, and houses all along the hillside! We will be in Naples for two evenings and than head to Florence, followed by Pisa and ending in Rome! Happy Sunday ...
... and it disappeared into the canal near some gondoliers. It was a bit like a scene out of Faulty Towers with Manuel and Basil Faulty chasing the rat through the hotel! After lunch we made our way back towards St Marks, doing a bit of shopping along the way. As I'm returning to Venice later in the month I kept my shopping to a minimum, although beautiful leather gloves for 19Euro was a bargain too good to pass up! By now the rain had stopped and ...