La Scala Palace
TripAdvisor Reviews La Scala Palace Venice
Travel Blogs from Venice
... done and very relaxed.
St. Mark's Square was a hive of activity, including a wedding and a couple of combos playing identifiable music to the European masses. Not sure what the Japanese made of Marlene Dietrich renditions though? We strolled about in wonderful sunshine and chanced our arm in the now disappeared queue for the Basilica di San Marco - free to enter and not terribly special - after seeing the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona ...
... planning on Venice, so it was a lovely surprise, as I hadn't been here for 37 years and David never had.
Our hotel was a few minutes walk from San Marco Square and priced accordingly, but a great location and last minute find. We've come here to catch the ferry to Rovinj in Croatia.
Venice is is prettier and less shabby than I remember. The water traffic is amazing.
Over-run with tourists and gondolas and ...
... br> of the hype we expected more atmosphere maybe. We caught the packed
vaporetto back almost to the bus station and walked the last few
hundred yards, much more impressed with the back streets and canals
than we had been with the tourist traps. By night, it was magic. We
returned to the hotel feeling full of joy that we had finally visited
possibly the most unique city anywhere.
... Salute. There is evidently a celebration every year to commemorate this event. The church is open to the public so we wandered through the church admiring the stained glass and statues throughout.
As we approached Santa Maria church we were being entertained by the gondolas along the Grand Canal. At least two of the boats had a man singing at the front of the boat for the people riding inside. Both were quite good singers. ...
... numerous designer shops -our late lunch of kebab pitas and calzones near the market area by the Rialto Bridge -being lost in Venice trying to find our way back to the Dosoduro area! So close yet so far! -cooking our pasta dinner -our evening walk around Campo de Carmini just across the river -happening across and eavesdropping on the opera singing in a church near our apartment What a bueno day!! Buonasera! ...