Venice Hotel Villa Dori
Travel Blogs from Venice
I am finally able to write on a computer so the typos and wacky sentences should be a little better now!! Yesterday was quite the adventure. We took a water taxi to the airport, it was so exciting. It was so good, we felt like we were on a excursion. When we arrived at the airport we went to the Iberia airline to check in. We set our 3 luggages on the belt and handed our passports over. We stood there for about 5 min, and I started to feel some ...
... in Venice, walked to the hotel and checked in. We got lucky on this hotel as it was away from the tourist areas, really nice and it had the largest private garden on the lagoon in Venice.
Day 1 of the trip was to just walk the city and hit all the major sites. Venice is really not that big of a city. What makes it unique is all the alleys, waterways ...
Wednesday 13th July2011
The Grand Canal
After our big day yesterday, we slept
in this morning. Another washing day and catching up with the
housework. When we finally got out of the flat we caught a vaporetto
along the Grand Canal to the station. We walked back to the first
stop on the main island which is St Elena and caught the ferry from
there. Being on at such an early stop I was able ...
... 10 minutes after us arrived there before us ... and they didn't run at all ... we obviously went the wrong way! So we get there ... call Alessandra ... it's too late they won't let us in. Apparently Jenell seemed sad enough on the phone because Alessandra begged the guard enough (and I think perhaps slipped him some cash) to let us in.
OH MY GOSH. The ceilings are just covered in gold, it is huge, and the art work is incredible. It was ...
... total population) the Doge, Nicoló Contarini, promised to build a mighty church if the plague ended its deadly grip on the city. The following year the plague ended, but not before it had claimed the life of the Doge in the process. Nevertheless, work was begun on the church. It looked fantastic!
"Look at that," said Jodie. "A balloon poodle!" I looked and saw what she meant. It was a giant pink sculpture of a poodle made to look like it had been formed from balloons. It seemed ...