Hotel Villa Giulietta
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... We travel for about 30 minutes, firstly along the Grand Canal, and along some small canals. We compete with lots of boats of various sizes, always great fun. We discover that one of the boat is longer than the other, to compensate for the action of the oar.
We disembark from a wobbly gondola to an unstable pier and pick a nearby restaurant for lunch.
We all choose pizzas. None of us are ...
... most famous of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal. The bridge oozes Renaissance architecture, and having been built in 1591, Elizabeth I could have walked over it (if she could be bothered to).
We spotted a water bus at Rialto and jumped on for a ride along the length of the Grand Canal. We sat on the rear deck of the boat which gave us brilliant views of the main sights as we passed by – the most ...
... since I left mine at home and we happened upon AN ENTIRE STORE OF SKETCHBOOKS. I literally cried. Hand-torn paper and hand-cut leather covers (we saw the shop where they did it).
We actually got to go in St. Mark's Basilica today and the bell tower.
Ended the day in a nighttime gondola ride which went past Marco Polo's and Cassanova's home.
Nuts, I tell you.
... and then wandered around in search of lunch through the "streets" (alleys) of Venice.
We stumbled upon a place for lunch that was magnificent. After stuffing ourselves with more pizza in a restaurant surrounded by American sports logos, old and new, we made our way back to our hotel, stopping to see a church Claibourne found and shopping along the way.
The church, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari or ...
... we did a spot of tourist shopping, and then back to our room for some much needed downtime. Who would have thought holidays could be so exhausting.
Tomorrow we leave Venice (sad face), and although I will miss the beautiful and complicated city, I will not miss the tourists. I am looking forward to finding some of the quiet Italian towns as we pick up our Fiat and head for Bolonga.
Arreverderci lovely Venice ...