Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre
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Condensed version of last couple of days.... Drove from Florence to Bologna Wed July 9th...Stopped in Bologna for a couple of hours.. yes churches, pizzas and basilicas... then a quick afternoon stop in Padua.. Saint Anthony's basilica is the best know tourist site.Finally on our way to Venice!! Arrived at hotel Delfino in Mestre ( Venice mainland …
Prague to Milan by plane and then to Venice by bus 5 December Thursday Prague-Milan-Venice Venezia (Venice), one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily …
... in line to catch a waterbus- The main way to get around Venice.. its exactly like a bus.. but on the water! The cheapest way to experience the views of Venice by water! So we got on and went out around Murano island and then back towards San Marco Square.. normally the tickets are only valid for an hour.. but we ended up being on it for about an hour and a half... (Simon and I make the most of anything we pay for! haha).
We went for a bit ...
... was completely mosaiced inside. I don't know how long it took to build, but I can't imagine gluing billions of tiny little squares to the walls and ceiling. There are thousands of shops in Venezia selling all sorts of things: venetian glass, masquerade masks, and unfathomable amounts of jewelry! After that, we headed to the water and took a water taxi to the island of Murano which is famous for glass blowing. We actually got to see some of the artisans doing demonstrations which ...
... the soloists
and choir seemed a little under used, the actors were energetic and
very clear and audible (if one understood the language). The theatre
seemed fairly small in terms of seating capacity but the vertical
wall of boxes and balconies meant we were relatively close and the
audio was terrific. There was a minor difficulty of not being able to
see and Alison grumbling about my cheap seats (as usual).