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Travel Blogs from Sottomarina
... After the break, no fewer than four additional goals were scored by Holland, each one welcomed to rapturous applause and air-punching. We left them to continue the celebrations at around 11.15pm. One of the main reasons for choosing this site was to visit the Renaissance town of Urbino, birthplace of Raphael and site of a university. The town has been awarded the Unesco status of a World Heritage Site. We were a bit unsure of visiting on a Saturday, fearing crowds ...
... just right into the water. That and there are doors that also go right into the water. Made us wonder what those are for. I mean do people swim up to doors and ring the doorbell? Is that how it works here? Whatever, it was a cool ride. Things we learns in Venice: 1) HUMID - really really humid 2) alleys aren't really alleys - like I mentioned earlier. The main way to get around Venice is walking 3) streets are canals - there are zero cars in Venice 4) gondolas are ...
... circuitous route.
I loved Venice, really really pretty. Every alleyway, every canal...the play of light, the funny spaces - its marvellous. Seems to remind me of a movie set somehow - like its not quite real.
Off to airport at 6pm – naturally the flight from London was delayed so we didn't leave till nearly midnight and didnt get into Gatwick till after 2am. Took a taxi to Citadines (Trafalgar Square) and in bed by 4am. talk about ...
... need a guided tour, I thought. The rooms were pretty self-explanatory. We rushed through parts of the prison and the bridge of sigh because we were almost late for the tour, so it was a slight disappointment. It took us about one and a half hour to tour the palace, so I might add half an hour more if I had to do it again.
There was a slight hiccup in the tour. There were more people than supposed in the group and the tour guide was kind ...
... also has served as a light house for shipping), the Basilica of Saint Mark, and the Palace of the Doge. Beginning soon after the fall of the Roman Empire and stretching until Napoleon ransacked most of Europe, Venice’s central government and cultural heart lay in this 2-acre quadrangle. And these three structures symbolize Venice’s interlocking foundation of business, religion, and politics.
- Swimming pool
- Free parking