Travel Blogs from Rosolina Mare
... a little ways back. The driver hopped off the bus for a bit while we waited and a few more tourists piled on. One guy was looking particularly confused and we told him the driver would be back. He asked if we were going to the campsite and we said yes and chatted with him for a while. He said afterwards - you can always trust that it will be the Canadian who tries to help out! We arrived back at camp fairly late and headed straight to bed knowing that we had long days of ...
... and pack up of our gear. The next day we would once again head south to our final Italian stop: Pompeii.
We were taking a slight detour on our way to Pompeii, stopping off for a few hours at Cassino, or more precisely Monte Cassino. For those who don’t know, this was the site of a major World War II battle. In 1944, the allies had advanced north on their way to Rome, only to find themselves up against a fortified German line at this location. ...
... This baroque church has stood for over 300 years and was built to offer thanks for the end of a catastrophic plague of 1630 that wiped out a third of the lagoons inhabitants.
The Punta della Dogana is a narrow peninsula that forms the other side of the main artery through Venice, the Grand Canal. We were seeing Venice from a different perspective. From this point there are fantastic views across to the tourist trap that is San Marco. This is a place ...
... to the Salvador Dali museum, which was awesome. George and I are both big Dali fans, so it was nice to see some of his work in person. After that we had lunch, then went to go see Doge's palace. VERY impressive. Should you ever go to Venice: yes, it's more expensive than most museums. Yes, it is worth it.
Doge's Palace (the Ducal Palace) seems to satisfy many different tastes. First, you enter this extravagant ...
... it was a massive convalescent- hospital. People with really
bad problems in the grounds. And there we were pushing our bikes through it all.
Makes you think! On from the first lido back on the ferry to Choggia. Was advise
not to stay here but that advice was totally wrong, it's really vibrant, buzzing
with hustings, elections must be due. Got to rosolina mar about 7.30.
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