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... that opted not to pay 2 Euros for this site. The Treasury was the weakest of the 3 and offered you the chance to see lots of relics of Doge's past; and I mean, really see - a skull, several arm bones, withered hands, etc. Somewhat gruesome knowing that this is a real person you are looking at in a nice, glass enclosed case. Let's not forget that the Treasury included several pieced of the "true cross"!
After the Basilica, we went to ...
Have had another busy day today. Walked the streets of Florence and saw leather shoes and bag shops everywhere. The smell was just awesome and bags were cheap also. Lots of jewellery shops along the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio also and believe it or not a shop that just sold gloves of every color and fabric. Only in Italy. Saw the big cathedral in the centre of town and I think it is a bit of competition for the Dom in Cologne. Very ornate. Of course copies ...
... Bridge of Sighs, where prisoners would be walked to be executed. Venetians would cry out to let these prisoners go, so eventually a passageway was built in the Doge’s Palace so that the prisoners wouldn’t need to go outside.
After our tour around the Doge’s Palace, we took a ferry to Murano, the glassmaking island, where we bought some souvenirs. I toured the Glass Museum. Romans made glass! I saw these very ornate, ...
... Loads of different sized
squid. The meat and deli sections were not open yet at all. Perhaps
Tuesday is an off day. We went back to our apartment for breakfast
buying a little cheese, bread and meat in Via Garibaldi. With the
really hot days this was a nice time to be out.
Our next sortie was back via San
Marco's to the Macadamia gallery. We had hoped to look inside San
Marco's basilica but the crowds and queue's ...
... been flooded knee deep.
I spent my entire first day getting lost in the streets of Venice. That’s the recommendation I heard from everyone… just take the side streets and get lost. So I did and I stopped for coffee or yummy treats whenever I felt like it. My evening ended with a fantastic meal made for me by Mirko at Allisio’s restaurant. Ummmm… amazing food and wine and good company. My meal was ...