Hotel La Residenza
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... sits on the Grand Canal and was intended to be a four-story palace, the 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in fact never rose beyond the ground floor – hence its nickname, Il Palazzo Nonfinito (The Unfinished Palace). In 1949 the building was bought as a home by then millionaires Peggy Guggenheim (1898 to 1979), a collector, dealer, and patron of the arts. Peggy befriended and furthered then careers of many innovative abstract ...
... to visit
the wife’s parents and family.
I was glad to get off in Bangkok but thought I just had 1
hour to make my connecting flight and needed to find the transfer desk to pick
up boarding passes for the remainder of the flight. As I came off the plane I
saw signs for East and West and assumed since I was travelling West I needed to
head the 950m to the West transfer desk. On arriving there they ushered me
through & up ...
... want to be jostled by throngs of people there are some areas that you will need to avoid. The train station is one, bit hard as this is the only way into Venice unless you come by private boat. Rialto bridge would be another, this place is packed all day long from about 9am onwards. Saint Marks square is the same this starts to build around 9am as the shops start to open. The streets ...
... surrounds, we had a reservation at a campground in Pompeii, so it was back in the car and another hour driving south. Ancient, destroyed Pompeii and modern Pompeii are close to Naples, so we were following the motorway, for a fee of course. Then the motorway promptly collapsed into roadworks and took on a distinctly rustic feel. Then our GPS told us to exit, and things then quickly went pear shaped from there.
You may recall earlier that I mentioned the Italian drivers. Well, as ...
... in a nearby trattoria, recommended by the hotel, tucked away in a back street, used by the locals and very full. After dinner I walked to the bus station (2 small bridges away!) and bought 2 24-hour tickets to use tomorrow on the vaporettos and for the bus to the airport on Monday morning.
Sunday Oct 23
After breakfast we took the slow vaporetto down the Grand Canal to St Mark's Square and I was able ...