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... on their first night.
Damien, Belinda and Dave Morris-Munns (the adopted son) fly in from Barcelona. No airport pick up, but a 5 litre beer flagon is personally delivered to Arena Dreams apartment by Ernesto himself (the personal touch is what keeps ET in front of the pack).
Joely and Eds fly through a storm (unarranged) at Venice Airport ...
... what a dirty ****** sewer of a city. The canals and waterways, however ancient, have the feel of some cheap ill-conceived tourist attraction. The gondolas look like they're all piloted by local prison inmates on a day release program, and the water busses, which seem to be the primary mode of transport, are slow, uncomfortable, hot and look like they were probably used to transport Italian troops during the First World War. While I'm talking ...
July 25, 2014
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel– it was quite crowded here. I rang Zia
Nanina and then Libera – to touch base about visiting when Josy comes. Then we
bussed into Verona. We had another little look around but mainly wanted to shop
at the Coin dept store again. I bought a couple of little summery tops (yellow
and black and white) as it is hot. I also bought some gift items. Craig bought
Arrivederci, Florence! A quick stop in Verona where we saw the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everyone left love notes in the alley leading up to the balcony. The tradition was to write on a band-aid or on the wall itself. From Verona, it was off to Venice!! We took the water taxi over to the ...
... in a very quiet piazza just away from all the touristy bits, and then headed back to our B&B to change for the evening.
You don't have to be an opera fan, we're not, remember there's a Palestine in the ranks, to enjoy an evening at The Arena like this. If you've never been, and sampled the hushed atmosphere and the experience of sitting in this ancient venue, where no amplification is needed, and watched a performance of, let's say Nabucco or ...