Universo Nord Hotel
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We decided to stay on mainland Italy rather than book a hotel within Venice itself. We arrived early into Oriago and were able to relax and recharge before continuing to the island community. Venice is connected to Italy by a highway and train line. Otherwise, there are no motorized, wheeled vehicles of any kind! Instead of roads the canals serve as the only motorized routes around the city. We took the bus across the highway and then set out on foot from there. We didn't have ...
... a jewish community living here and many men were sitting in the square relaxing when we arrived.
The square has a reverence about it, with people moving about quietly and respectfully. Two walks have plaques and picture depictions of the treatment and loss of jewish people.
These people have suffered so horrendously over so many centuries and I can't stand to think how sad all of their family histories are.
Time to move on and we worked our way back to St ...
A pleasant 1 hour flight so we barely took off and we were already descending! Love it. Wish all flights were like that.
Arrived at 'Marco Polo Airport' before schedule so that was even better.
Purchased our tickets for the Water Taxi and made our way along the path until we got to the jetty. The sky was as black as! It could have waited until we were under cover but No.... We got soaked.
Slowly more and more people arrived and by this stage a very wild thunderstorm ...
... foot or by boat. It is very interesting..and everything is so old. I barely have the words for this old city.. it something that needs to be seen.
Anyway we took the tour of St. Marks Basilica with an English tour guide and it was very interesting to learn about the history instead of just walking around alone. We also went to the top of the bell tower which was very cool for the views were outstanding. OH i forgot to mention.. when you visit any sort of church ...
... and Cory decided a glass octopus would be an appropriate souvenir. When then boarded another boat and explored the island of Ludo. It is a very pretty island, less crowded than the mainland and Morano. Here we found the one of the most unusual looking gelati flavors we have found in Italy. It was a dark chocolate flavor which was almost black in color! Of course we had to have some and we eagerly ate it as we made our way to the beach. We didn't stay here ...