Hotel San Luca
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... influence of antiquity, with lions, mythological statues and Greek marble columns. It was the first Renaissance work in Venice (1460). The biggest lion, on the left, used to guard the entrance to the port of Piraeus in Athens.
In its heyday the Arsenale produced two ships a day.
The buildings and production areas retained their original function until the beginning of World War I and were subjected, by reason of ...
... yah, and everyone is looking up and taking pictures every 3 meters (my nod to the metric system). And another oh yah, a third have a lit cig that you have to dodge. You spend half the day walking sideways - which does work a whole other muscle group. Glass always half full here. It seems to be rare when you hear someone speaking English. Folks from those other countries should try it - ...
... were several small motorboats moving about as well and so there was a pretty good chop on the water.
We had thought about taking a guided kayak trip around Venice but after seeing the traffic on the Grand Canal and knowing we would have to cross it both coming and going decided not our cup of tea. It was also very expensive for a four hour trip.
Had our lunch and then headed back to the Bienalle Park to have ...
... around to the "Rialto Bridge".
Wow, people everywhere. It was very warm and very busy but more great views of Venice.
As I have previously mentioned we lose all track of time as it is daylight for so long and before we know it it could be 7pm or so and we are still out and about.
Paul and I went out to purchase our tickets for the return trip back to the Airport in the morning by Water Taxi and it ended up being a bit of a wild goose chase. Kiosks closed, ...
... was in the heart of the old city and just a stone throw from where we're docked .
5-2: We were supposed to cycle around Mantova today but it was still raining so we were given the options of staying in the boat, visiting the city on our own, or cycling on. We were warned though that due to the rains the roads will not be easy - rough, slippery, and lots of puddles. A 3rd of the group decided to ride anyway, ...