Hotel Villa Giulietta
Travel Blogs from Fiesso d'Artico
... stepped back into the line as if I'd just stepped out for a moment. It seemed to work and next thing I was inside. The basilica houses the remains of St Mark, which were stolen by Venetian renegades from Alexandria over a thousand years ago. The basilica was built to house them. We toured in and out and it was quite a spectacle. Outside again, I popped around the other side of the square to the amazing Doge's Palace. The Doge were ...
... have posted here photos from the Inauguration of Soleal, a splendid event in Venice where we learned more of her Arctic plans. My sister Kiki Tauck Mahar is the godmother. She can certainly be proud and brought along her daughter Ellie, Pete and myself along with several from Tauck and over 200 guests. Le Soleal is regal and beautiful in the Grand Canal of Venice - and amongst fireworks and blessings, we listened to ...
Venice and Multidimensional String Theory
Venice is so different from what we are used to at home. It's like a city that time forgot, sort of. The lack of cars, decaying structures, and near deserted areas away from St. Marks square give an eerie feel to the place. Our second day in Venice began with a treat. Downstairs from our apartment was a bar. Not the kind of bar that we think about, but pretty much a coffee bar that additionally serves wine and closes early. We got ...
... this has come about but it has become some sort of major tourist attraction.
The laneway leading to the balcony is completely covered in graffiti from couples expressing their love for each other, which I sort of understand. But what I did not get was people have started sticking chewing gum all over one of the walls near this balcony. Very strange.
Then to top that off, there is a statue of Juliet in the middle of the courtyard at the foot of ...
... St Mark’s Square, boats
rushing everywhere, we were treated to a sight that will stick in my memory
forever. We did have to struggle onto the Vaporetto, the water bus, but once on
it were right in amongst the buzz and excitement of the city getting on with a
normal day on the water.
Our home for the next four days was a flat in the Castello
district, our landlady, an English opera singer, Rosemary, a combination of