Travel Blogs from Venice
... around 7am. Our train was due to leave at 7:30am so that wasn't possible at all. We'll eventually get there. We headed to the train station and got there on time. It was a bit of a mission actually because we were told that we didn't need to reserve seats for 1st class however most of the booths were full in that carriage. Fortunately for us there were 2 seats in the Business class booth of 4. I'm happy that Jasmine was content to sit there in the middle with her pillow ...
Unlike our trip to Venice in 2009 which was frustratingly short (around 2 hours after we'd checked our luggage)...........this day trip was a great success.
So many laneways to get lost in, bridges to linger on and stores to admire.
... in Rome and gondolas in Venice!
* Late nights and lazy mornings are the way of life
* The Cinque Terre was built as little fortresses to defend their villages from pirates
* Venice was once the most important trade centre in Europe!
* The fountain in Spanish Square in Rome is actually a boat! This is to commemorate a big flood which resulted in a ship just landing right there in the middle of the ...
After lunch we took a gondola around the inner city which was beautiful and peaceful and made a long walk back to our hotel, stopped at a little restaurant and had osso bucco and veal marsarla which was very good - just like Mama used to make (that was for you Lisa Di Tommaso Tsakiris.
Lovely place and well worth the visit
... Arte for a cruise of the grand canal but got on the No. 2 which doesn't stop there. Stayed on the No 2 and ended up in St Marks square (of course) by which time it was raining. Ducked into a restaurant for coffee and 8 Euros later the rain had stopped.
The Square was teeming with tourists, some in vast groups with labels and walky-talky devices, others like us just walking through the crowds. ...