Antica Locanda Montin
Travel Blogs from Venice
... t wait to hang in my room.
In the short 3 days we had here, we made the most of it. Mum experienced Italian food for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the wine. We discovered streets I had never seen before, so that was cool.
Its hard to describe how special it was being able to show mum around one of my favourite places in Europe. We now get to share the memories and beauty that this place has brought to us.
Rome terminus was a different story, crowded and hectic. We crossed the station and took the one euro, double decker train (couldn't resist sitting on the top floor) to the outskirts of the city near the Vatican.
A short walk from the station Aurelia was our campsite. Despite being apprehensive before hand, it was an incredible place, and our 'tent' was better than some hotel ...
... area and the buildings are up to 7 stories unlike most Venetian buildings at 3 or 4 stories. This was allow places for all the Jews to live on the island.
We ended up down by the train station where we picked up a vaporetto back to our place for a rest before heading out to dinner. We ended up walking in St Mark's Square in the evening both of us very much enjoying the ambiance of the place at night with lights and few people.
... it is the oldest continuously populated region of Venice and once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice. Although every effort has been made to preserve the church there are parts which are virtually crumbling away with age.
After Torcello we headed back to the main island and took a stroll around St Marks Square and had a good look at The Bridge of Sighs which was being renovated during our last visit to Venice.
... a whisper as he didn't want his co-workers to hear.
Food wise - John and Dale's dish was the best - fried mixed seafood platter. They especially liked the fried minnows. I'm not that big of a seafood lover so I skipped sampling it.
I was really tired after dinner so Andy and I headed back to the hotel while John and Dale went to explore more of Venice.
Tomorrow we are going to the Academia Museum and maybe one of the nearby islands - Murano or Burano.