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... and then the girls started doing some painting as we relaxed for a bit. Lily did a brilliant painting of Campanile di San Marco and we decided that as we love towers so much that we wanted to walk up it. Imagine our disappointment when after queuing and paying we found out that the only way up was in the lift. To be honest, not everyone was disappointed. At the top there was a great view of the rooftops but you can see only the main canals and ...
... a fee). This part is a mini museum and houses the famous horses (175BC also stolen from Greece) inside, and the replicas outside.
We had to move quickly and did not have time before closing to see the other museums or remains of Mark (or Alexander) and raced across the square to get up the bell tower. Now I really liked this little tower as it had a lift all the way up. Yeah! The views were great and the early evening sun gave a lovely glow ...
... to walk through St Mark's Square was from a back/side alley entrance.. and as we walk into what seemed to be thousands of people surrounded by beautiful art, history, architecture, etc... the bells started ringing... and they rang, and rang, and rang ~ it was beautiful!! Definitely an experience I will not forget anytime soon. It surely ranks as one of my top five travel experiences of all time. It was uh-maze-ing!!!!!!!!!
This was going to be exciting. The weather was holding up (only a slight drizzle) and that was a good sign as I did not want a rock & roll boat ride on the Venice Lagoon. The first of the islands, Murano is famous for their Venetian Glass making. We were whisked off by a smartly dressed gentleman with a big smile on his face and hurried into the glass making 'factory'. We were arranged on 3 platforms as we watched 3 glass makers impress ...
... on a little canal truely beautiful.
Tonight we will hire a gondola (a must thing to do for 100 E) and will paddle around the canals before getting a bite to eat, so many wonderful places with amazing views to eat at !!
Will 2 nights be enough??