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There is only one phrase that explains Venice and that is 'a water wonderland'.
Venice is made up of lots of small islands and you can walk the main Venice
island in a day!
Day one saw a walking tour, pastries for 1€, booking a ticket for
tomorrow of the Doge's Palace and mask hunting.
The walking tour was fantastic, the guide gave us a low down on
public transport, where to get cheap eats and ...
... bar where the lovely Tina was. They had only flown in and got to their hotel around 4pm and their flight had 2 transit stopovers only so as you would expect they were tired but willing to be out with us which we greatly appreciated. For 39 euro each watched a play called 'Venezia' which thankfully was in English and about the history of Venice, eg exploration of Marco Polo, the music of Vivaldi, the sexual escapades of Casanova and Lord Byron, and the ...
... bikes, 3 story houses with shutters and flower boxes.
We got a water bus #1 to go down the grand canal, now this may actually have been a mistake. It was packed. Hazel and Keith got a disabled seat inside near a window, thank goodness. Lee and I and the kids were cramped outside, we managed to nuzzle the kids through to the edge so at least they could see, but then they were 4 people away from us, and hard to view. Eventually we got near the rolling gate ...
As we had been told, Venice was very expensive!! But it was really great too. I had been there nearly 40 years ago, ( for a day, by plane from Munich!) and it now looks a lot older. We were told that property prices have driven Venetians back to the mainland, and various ex-pats only care about the inside of their houses, so outsides decay (and, of course, sink into the mud!) Day one, off the boat, we took ferry ...
... cool being our own tour guide.
The last thing we wanted to see was the Bridge of Sigh. The story goes it was a bridge that joined the prison to the place where prisoners were hung and they sighed as they passed over the bridge knowing this was the last time they would see daylight. We also read that when passing underneath on a gondala it is good luck to kiss your lover and enjoy eternal love and with this there is a sigh. Believe what ...