Travel Blogs from Jesolo Lido
... on our travels. At
about 10.30 we finished our chat and we all went to our rooms to get
ready. Simon and I left first. We were headed for Cannaregio and the
Jewish ghetto. We knew how to get there. Venice is surprisingly easy to
navigate!! On our way over a main bridge to get over the grand
canal we saw a bunch of men that sell counterfeit bags running in a herd
back towards us. Obviously running from police or the like. These guys
... It's got to be some kind of record.
After crossing over the Rialto we headed back to the Piazzale Roma to catch the bus. Not straight forward at all, it took us ages and on the way we found the bar we should have found in the first place. We didn't mind though because it was a lot more expensive.
It was with relief we boarded a proper bus our feet were killing us as we had not stopped all day ...
... I took another 2000 pictures, the scenery is just amazing. After a good walk around the square and shopping area, with every hawker in Venice trying to flog us something, we jumped on the boat bus and head across to Murano Island that has all the glass factories and outlets, truly incredible. We spent several hours browsing the streets and glass factories marvelling at the amazing works of art, everything so delicate and perfect, colourful and expensive..... Alana was starting ...
... water was so much better. The streets of Venice are so small that there is no vehicles or scooters so you have to walk everywhere. In a way this was good as we would find interesting canal stops, little alley ways and lovely masquerade shops. We experienced an earthquake while sitting at our breakfast table in our hotel. It lasted 15-20 seconds and no one else around us was fussed that the building was shaking. Dan and ...
... 1554 by Giambattista Zelotti, with the ante-rooms by Veronese and Giambattista Ponchino.
After our secrets tour we weave our way down to the dungeons and across the Bridge of Sighs. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, ...