Hotel Santo Stefano
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... a rest in the hotel before heading out to show the boys Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge and the Basilica. Daniela and John have offered to stay in with the boys tonight and get room service so we can have dinner out by ourselves. (wooooo hooooo!). So at 7.30pm we left and had a peaceful stroll through the streets, a Bellini at Harry's Bar and dinner at a restaurant near the Rialto Bridge. It was a vey nice night. The kids were all fast asleep when we got back ...
... and the courtyard to ourselves! Better news - the receptionist lugged the case back downstairs for me! We settled into our room then went exploring. All around were typical narrow stone streets, elegant but decaying buildings towering overhead, canals filled with green water and gondolas, tiny shops filled with leather goods and leather smells, enticing eateries and bars tucked into laneways, everyday businesses hiding behind ancient facades, incognito ...
... br> of the hype we expected more atmosphere maybe. We caught the packed
vaporetto back almost to the bus station and walked the last few
hundred yards, much more impressed with the back streets and canals
than we had been with the tourist traps. By night, it was magic. We
returned to the hotel feeling full of joy that we had finally visited
possibly the most unique city anywhere.
... feels like these days; home. We were definitely all a little homesick this last week, but we have such a short amount of time left in Rome that everything is bittersweet right now. We are excited for several reasons to go home, but we are not ready to leave this city. I know I am really going to miss the girls I live with and a lot of people on this trip. Friday is going to be a tough day for everyone, but I know I will be happy to get home after a long day of travelling on Saturday.
... get to where you want to go. I thought that was how the No. 2 worked—nope, at least not this one! After that awful crowd, and then finally getting a seat outside in the back, I had to get off when they completely emptied the waterbus. Then I just looped out and back in and caught the next No. 2—ha!
This time I stood outside by the railing, thinking it was going to be a fairly short ride to my ...