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... wended through streets and over canals. We learned that Venice was built on pilings topped with bricks and non-porous white stone. We learned how to identify Gothic, Baroque, and Byzantine architectural components, and how Venice modified such styles to make them lighter; for example, buildings that look Gothic have no (heavy) flying buttresses. We learned that Venice has 6 districts, with many smaller neighborhoods built around local churches, where in front of each is ...
... had become hard rain instead of a downpour.
Then, because of the rain, we decided to get back on the bus and go back to the ship to wait out the storm. The storm didn’t really end. We ended up having lunch on the ship and then going to watch Captain America.
Around 4:00 Nikki and I headed out to see if we could find our hotel and how we were going to get our luggage ...
... s very tasty. The owner is also a very charismatic guy and speak very good English. They have the menu in many languages. It's not in the easiest place to find but there are so many customers. I get it's the cheapest you can find in Venice. They packed them in takeaway boxes and we ate them on the street outside. Great choice. Should have checked earlier. Lesson learnt.
Train travel from Venice
The railway station in Venice is Santa Lucia train station ...
... symbol of Venice's culture, this magnificent 14th century palace was the seat of power and the palace of justice. The Bridge of Sighs was built to link it to the prison. We entered via the massive courtyard. We then walked up the Golden Staircase to view the rooms on the first floor before walking across the Bridge of Sighs. We then walked through the confined prison cells before crossing the Bridge again ...
The last stop before Venice was in Pula Croatia where the Croatian Navy Brass Band were playing as we drew up to the dock. We liked to think it was for us but there was some kind of party going on and we weren’t invited.
Who knew that Pula has a colosseum as well! Apparently it is the best preserved one left in the world and walking around it, it seemed to still be in use for concerts and festivals which is very cool.