Ca' del Borgo
Travel Blogs from Venice
... on the other side of the island facing the sea and with the sun it couldn't have been more perfect to be on a patio outside. Unfortunately I had to leave early to go catch a water taxi back to the train station but it was definitely fun while it lasted. I could have spent so much more time in Venice, it is definitely a must see when traveling in Italy.
This week I am still in the midst of exams. I had 3 presentations, 1 listening exam, and I have one written ...
... ink — the waiter double-checks that I understand this when ordering, and it is indeed an odd looking dish: a large mess of jet black sauce containing the tender pieces of squid, accompanied by two different styles of polenta. After sharing an Amaretto mousse dessert that is to die for, we move on to our destination for the evening: "Musica al Palazzo", a regular opera show performed in a genuine (if rather dilapidated) Venetian palace on the Grand Canal. Tonight ...
... got the gig. He rules with advisors which were people that represented the different districts, sort of like the House of Reps. It was all very interesting but I think back then there would have been a bit of skulduggery going on. Anyway we went into the Doges Palace and it was great. A bit pricey at €16 but still worth a look. It had a grand hall that was about 60m by 35m with timber panelled seating around the hall and oil paintings on the walls and ceilings. It ...
... at the
hotel. Then a water taxi took us for a cruise along the grand canal.
A very busy waterway with boats everywhere – lots to see and
at our meeting place at St Mark's Square, we found that one of our
number was missing. We waited there, and again after our water taxi
took us back to the coach. An elderly father and son combination, the
son went one way and the father another and didn't meet ...
... bus to get on, that was no problem. I also found the right water bus, and that was all good. Except I didn't get off the right stop until I had gone all the way to the end of the
line, and then came back. I didn't know why they don't just write which stop is what on there signs? Any way I got there about 10 minutes late. not to bad considering.
I was the only one on my tour. Lucky me! I learnt so much more about my camera. Things I wanted to ...