Relais Piazza San Marco
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Yoly stayed here on Sep 1, 2013 during their trip titled: Yoly's Trip to Italy and Spain.
... then you, the accuser, were punished. The Golden Staircase in this same venue
has a ceiling of 24 carat gold and art abounds. A display of armor includes a child-sized
outfit, huge weapons and something that looks like a medieval machine gun.
Then we decide to cool off by taking another vaporetto (#7)
to the island of Murano. Known for
its master glass blowers, this much quieter area has many “forneos” where ...
... Rialto Bridge. This bridge was built in 1591 and was the only bridge crossing the canal until the 19th century.
Later in the evening, we took an excursion to the picturesque "Island of the fisherman", Burano, famous for its multicolored houses lining its canal. It looked like Venice in technicolor! Jose took so many pictures of this beautiful village that his camera's battery ran out of power. Burano is also famous for making lace.
... or GPS to navigate. It's kinda funny watching everyone walk around lost. We overheard one guy say "I give up, I don't know where I am". The locals must get tired of everyone asking for directions. When walking through Venice I imagine this is what many of he old towns must of looked like. Add a few horse drawn carriages an you're back in the 19th century. There are restaurants and cafe's on every corner. Shops selling art and Merano glass ...
... outside. We thoroughly enjoyed watching some kids playing while their parents were somewhere in the piazza. The whole time we were there, a young man was throwing a zinger up into the air and catching it with the aim of selling it to someone. However, not a sale!
The meal wasn't wonderful but the walk home was interesting to say the least. We had noticed a few people with gumboots on which we thought was quite odd, but when we moved from the ...