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... is the S-Curved waterway that carves through the middle of Venice. This canal becomes a sight-seeing event on its own. We listened to the Rick Steve's commentary while standing or sitting next to the locals. We went up and down the canal on the vaporetto several times using 7-day unlimited-ride tickets. As the vaporettos make various stops along the canal route, we hop on and off to walk and shop the ...
... cost €178. I tried to explain that we don’t live in a €178 euro tablecloth house. As Roisin also pointed out, out table didn’t even cost €178!!
The skyline of Burano is dominated by the campanile of San Martino, an 18th century bell tower in the town square. It is not as straight as it ought to be although I’m sure the architect would say that he intended it to be that way!! You thought they would have learned from ...
... off the train and walked toward the station exit we saw this amazing postcard picture of a basilica surrounded by a turquoise water garden .... I mean, OMG, this was a whole new world for us Pomona people. This was Venice, the location of big Hollywood movies, movies like Moonraker and The Tourist and we were smack bang in the centre of it.
We bought a 3 day pass for the vapretto (water bus), found the right station ...
... on a bridge, Kevin spies the building we need to go to, almost immediately (I love my homework do-er AND Google Earth). We go in and introduce ourselves and the lovely lady gives us all the info we will need as well as assuring us we can drop our bags there on the day we return, until our room is ready later in the morning. Job done!!
With knowledge gained we are free to enjoy the rest of the day and decide that time for visits to places of note can wait, ...
... Florence to Venice and found they only took 2 hours on the high speed trains. So, we went to the station and used the quick and easy machines (in English) to book seats to Venice.
OK, rant time now! How come our train journeys are so **** in the UK?? We had trains in Italy that were faster (280 kph), cleaner, better organised and on time, with a guaranteed booked seat!
The station was well laid out, with easy displays showing trains arriving ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLugano Torretta Venice
Everything was OK. The room was clean, the breakfast was good, the personnel helped us with indications. And the price is accesible compared to the prices in Venica
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