Travel Blogs from Dolo
Today we started off at the dogi palace. We toured the dogi apartment and learned about Venetian government. We crossed the Bridge of Sighs to the prison. We then quickly walked through the Basilica. After a quick bite and our first Italian pizza, we went to San Murano for a tour of a glass factory. It was fun to learn about the ...
Ljubljana September 30th 2013
We all thought that Slovenia deserved a second innings and decided to visit its capital, Ljubljana. We left the grey, modern outskirts and entered the old city. At this point, my report would include attractive images of major buildings, the castle, the bridges over the River Ljubljana, the market square but my chief photographer forgot her camera. Suffice to say, the old city is very attractive and compact. ...
... eight piece chamber orchestra played for a soprano, tenor and baritone singing their way through snippets of La Traviata, the Barber of Seville, Le Nozze Figaro and other favourites. The performers were dressed in period costume. I have attached a couple of grainy photos to give you the idea. It was an amazing performance, but a little much for Sam. I tried to cheer him up by explaining that the first song of the second act (he was quite dismayed when he ...
... for a while. It would make
for a glare filled day. We headed for San Marco and navigated through
narrow streets and many a bridge. Our booking for the basilica
allowed us to priority entrance. The line we were in was for reserved
tickets - and so many people were kicked out of the line because they
didn't realize they needed a ticket for that line. Der can you not read?
Was good for us though!! The line halved! We got inside and
gawked at the marvelous ...
... can travel get! At least we didn't just fly over the top!
We discovered to our shame that we hadn't checked if there would be food and drink on the train, and at the stations there were no opportunities to leap off for supplies! Late lunch at Ventimiglia saved our skin, while snacks and free prosecco helped us beyond Milano!
Phone calls during the trip established that we would be met at the station in Venice and indeed Joey our Filipino meeter ...