Hotel Casa Boccassini
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... back to catch the water boat to our station. Riding the canals in any kind of seafaring vessel is a real experience. It can get quite busy and even congested at times with all kinds of crafts and gondolas, and it's hilarious to hear horns blaring when someone gets in the way of someone else. They don't just give a gentle toot either - it's a long 10 - 15 second blast. The last thing you'd expect to hear on a canal.
... pillaged for years by others to
build and sell. Nikos then took us into
the Placa and allowed us time to wander around the market area where we brought
our normal souvenir cap and got a lovely white Grecian dress for Maddi. We told Nikos we wanted to have a traditional
Greek meal for lunch and he had that all planned right down to having asked the
restaurant to reserve a parking space right in front of the restaurant for
us. He took us in and introduced us to
West Wing - 1442, or 15th century
East wing - 16th century, Renaissance period
Paintings throughout, mainly about victory of Christians, the ceilings are represented by virtuous women. Walked over "the bridge of sighs" the bridge between the court house & the prison, out & onto St Marks square, watched the clock tower, it has a 24 hour clock & month of the year, then hours & minutes, this was built in 1499, between the hrs ...
... was from Moscow - which is where she breeds this type of cat (a Mekong bobtail). She was bringing it to its new home on Murano. Lucky kitty and it was so gorgeous. We both wanted to take it with us.
We made a quick stop at Cimitero (cemetery island) on the way back. Some really amazing family crypts here with their own mosaic murals or stained glass displays. It seems a little weird to be interred in a stone vault above ground and not actually ...
... local kids, dogs, old ladies, bars etc. I'm sure st marks will be a bit of a tourist trap but just a short walk away it's calm. I've seen just a fragment of the northern quarter and it's great, can't wait to see the rest. But now after long and amazing day from Zurich plus a half bottle of rose by a canal it's time to turn in. Look out for the hotel 'liz proof rating' ...