Ruzzini Palace Hotel
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Hi Everyone and Welcome to our trip to Italy. Forgive the detail and read what you want but its also more for us as a diary of what we were seeing, thinking and feeling on the day.
We are very happy to be here but **** it's a long way from home!
Our trip was broken into two legs. Melbourne to Abu Dabi and then Abu Dabi to Venice. On the first leg (13 hours of it) I definately got the **** (literally) end of the deal. We were in a 3 seat ...
... through the canals. They
are everywhere along the water edges, which are along all the streets so it was
easy to find a couple of Gondoliers standing about waiting for some tourists to
hop in. We did just so and immediately could not believe we were really on a
Gondola in the canals of Venice. Of course Kanon was probably the most excited
to simply be on a boat in the water, hard to calm him down! We enjoyed a
... of Gold and has many fine gems and mosaics. The legend has that Venice was once the richest country in the world around 1,200 and needed to separate their wealth and fame from other Italian city states. So they went to Alexander Egypt and stole the tomb of St Mark and put it in St Marks Basilica. A Basilica is a church where an important religious person is buried. No money was spared by the Venetian empire to show off their wealth. This Basilica is ...
... rather low key evening. Caught up with some of the people we had met and shared a farewell drink. We were entertained by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and then to bed as we were being collected by our driver at 0700 to take us to the train station!
As I farewell the Regal Princess I will leave you with some final ship facts.
The total distance travelled from Barcelona to Venice was 2,993 nautical miles or 5,543 km.
The gross tonnage is 142,714 ton
The overall length ...
... as the ship sailed up the harbour. In the shops were lovely handcrafts and embroideries, as well as lots of cute souvenirs. Tonight we left port in rough conditions. A strong wind all day had created a big swell out at sea and for the first time the ship rolled a little. Sometimes the port facilities include duty free shopping and it's amazing how cheap some of the goods we buy at home are without import duty and taxes. Alas, our bags will only hold so much! April 21 ...