Royal San Marco Hotel
Travel Blogs from Venice
... we kept our spot on the outside, despite some very annoying children who kept wrestling with each other, much to the chagrin of the other passengers, as they pretty much kept bumping into everyone on the tightly packed vaporetto.
The ride to Burano took about 40 minutes. We tried to get our land legs back before strolling the canals and taking some photos of the beautiful, rainbow colored buildings. We just enjoyed our time here, ...
... and pastries, so we picked a couple each, and I had an amazing hot chocolate. Italians do it right!
We'd organised to meet the American girls (Sam, Chelsea and Amy) in the middle of St. Mark’s Square, and proceeded to have our personal space violated by pigeons until they arrived. The pigeons there are so tame, greedy and overfed. They will fly up in your face and hair if there is the slightest suggestion you have food. Makes for good photos though!
... a bit of time here and then wander through the streets to the Ponte de Academia. This is an old wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal and takes you to the Academia which at the moment has an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's original sketches. It's amazing seeing his sketches: they are his rough ideas that he then used in his work. It's interesting to see how he kept refining and developing his ideas. It was really amazing ...
... and no problem. It is a fairly light bed anyway so any suggestions of overweight Aussie tourist made by family are extremely unfair. However, I will sleep on couch tonight.
We walk to Rialto Bridge for the markets. Josh wonders how anyone can look at stalls selling the same stuff all day and I agree but on family holidays, thats what we do. Bianca looks at every mask and keyring known to mankind even though she already has every mask and keyring known to mankind. ...
... portraits adorn the Grand Hall, bar one who wanted to turn Venice into a monarchy so they announced him a traitor and cut his head off.
The secret part had the gaol which was situated on the top floor. We saw the torture chamber where prisoners would be hung by their hands behind their backs causing their shoulders to be dislocated. This torture was only done during a full moon as the light of the full moon would shine through a strategically placed window thus ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed