Locanda Al Piave
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Yesterday we arrived in Venice, successfully negotiating the Italian railway system once again - it really is very efficient and foolproof. My first impressions of Venice were so different to how I had imagined it, so much better - I think cities in Italy have just got progressively better as we have moved north. Possibly more expensive too!
Although we had planned a day visiting museums and churches in Venice today, we ended up doing ...
... but were quite happy to meander off course on our way. That's how wondrously beautiful the city was. Despite the terrible fog, there is definitely beauty lining every alleyway street. I think I lots a little of my heart in Venice. The excitement came as we started heading back to the bus pick-up point. We finally realised we weren't entirely sure how to get there after all, so when we saw a couple cops on a near bridge, I went over to ask them. Within a moment ...
... the rain had eased and we were able to enjoy a pleasant ride through the canals of Venice.
We then joined the remainder of our group for a boat ride to the island of Burano, where the houses are painted in different colours, many of which are quite bright, before a late Italian seafood lunch in a cosy restaurant, with lots to drink. What a way to spend an afternoon. The rain had cleared on the boat ride back, so lets hope it stays that way for tomorrow when we leave for ...
... They have a workshop and shop on the island of Murano and 2 shops in Venice. The shop was tiny, with just a table of necklaces etc. I narrowed my choice down to one in a classic design and the other which was more striking and their signature look. This is the one I bought! Their work is displayed in art galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, so hopefully I have bought a very good piece I will treasure.
After my shopping treat we got back in ...
... this doesn't help much. Tomorrow is probably going to be an interesting day in that regard! Hopefully I'll be able to have a better look at some of the buildings as well. One thing I did notice today: Venice isn't a particularly green city. Most of the big squares (piazzas) are paved, and there is a distinct lack of parks and gardens.
That's pretty much it for today I'm afraid. Hopefully I'll have more to write about tomorrow.