Travel Blogs from Mestre
... was quite stunning and the canals are quite calm for the amount of water traffic. We went to dinner in a little osteria near the hotel. We sat staring at most of the locals.. The amount of food they consume is something else. We ordered a pizza to share while everyone around us was having 12 slices all to themselves.. Plus salad! The local vino wasn't too bad either! I crashed out about ...
... is marked as “Terra Incognito, Anthrophagi,” which means, “Unknown Land, Land of the Cannibals.”
I noted with amusement that the people who governed Venice, which was a committee of 17 people made out of the most aristocratic families, were the same people that made up the judiciary. No separation of powers there! I think that probably made some Venetians dislike their government. There’s a place in Venice ...
... modern stuff. It is most odd to see all this modern stuff housed within these ancient decaying structures and opulent frescoed, chandeliered palaces; a very interesting combination! Our last meal was again sitting outside by our local canal: polenta, scampi, panna cotta and of course more vino della casa. We will miss a lot avout Venizia, but hope for cooler nights with better sleeping as we head north into the Trentino/Alto Adige area: The Dolomite Mountains.
... wide awake and briefly thought for a moment that I should use this time to finalize some packing but nope, still not ready to be responsible. I know, how about some ice cream! Sounds like a good idea. I was completely frozen; sitting in the empty kitchen in my PJ’S eating my last dish of Italian ice cream. I did not want my time in Italy to end and I quietly refused to go to bed but then a bit of common sense kicked in so I went to ...
Last weekend was our first full weekend of traveling “backpacking”
through parts Northern Italy. We left early Friday morning to catch
our first train to Venice. We were able to catch an earlier train than
we were originally scheduled for so we made it into Venice in the late
afternoon. Upon arriving in Venice we hopped on a “water bus” to go to
St. Marco’s Square. The ride ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking