Alloggi al Mercante
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... sounds and smells (not too many of those, the streets were remarkably clean), we decided it was time for dinner. We found exactly the place we wanted; in the middle of a square off the beaten track. All of us felt like pasta and we all ordered something different, with everything equally delicious.
After an hour or so we eventually dragged ourselves away, and decided as night fell that we would amble back to the ...
... is where John the youngest
disciple believed to be the favourite decided that this place was safe to leave
Mary. Once visiting the house we walked down a small path to the fountains and
taps where spring water is produced and is believed to have Health, Wealth,
Fertility and Luck powers so an empty
bottle was filled. Back in the van and we were off to Ephesus where the main
city was, which is a massive archaeological site including the Library of Celsus.
... the bridge making a hell of a racket. A photographer set up in the middle of the San Moise bridge to photograph the church as the sun came up.
Of course I need coffee but I don't want to ring room service and wake up David. So I wander into the hall, Wally in hand, and accost a waiter who happens by and ask him to please fill him up. He couldn't have been nicer and returns promptly, kindly telling me "today everything is free"....hmmm. I spend the next ...
... the Basilica and Michelle was suitably impressed with the amazing gold mosaics covering the entire ceiling. It really is quite amazing in there with the light streaming through the windows making the mosaics glow. We both had itchy photo fingers here but were obeying the "no photos" request - at least until we realised everyone else (and I do mean everyone), was ignoring that rule!
After this I made Michelle queue to go up the Campanile as the ...
... the explanation.
We also chose to tour the treasury of the basilica. The architecture of Venice has a definite Byzantine look and feel. It looks more like Turkey rather than the Renaissance look and feel of Rome. Inside the treasury are many items that were taken from the churches in Constantinople when the Catholic Church made their raids. Elaborate chalices and other church artifacts decorated with rubies and sapphires and emeralds and gold and silver ...