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... Lucia Station, water taxi to apartment, settle into apartment- Donna Onesto
Day 13 May 22 Th Venice: Untour orientation- walking tour, gondola shop, lunch, met Thibs at San Lucia Station- took vaparetto to P. Toma, walked to apartment, dinner at Improntucafe
Day 14 May 23 F Padua: Bus to Padua, Scrovegni Chapel, St. Anthony's Basilica, train return to Venice ("Padova incident") ...
... walls. The floors are beautifully designed and executed marble mosaics, some of which I took pictures off before realizing photos were not allowed.
This is the distinctive hat worn by all Doges. BTW, wives of Doges were termed Dogaressas!
The piazza (courtyard) connecting the Palace and the Basilica was used for ceremonial purposes and served as water ...
... work boats for moving goods requiring refrigeration.
Gondolas: We learned that there are 433 gondolas in Venice, not all of which are underway at any given time. Our visit to the gondola fabrication and repair yard gave us a much greater appreciation for the vessel and their operators. The gondola are actually quite sophisticated in design, having an asymmetrical hull which causes them to go straight in spite of being rowed on only one side. In the early ...
... of the Royal Italian Navy "Jack" are provided- the red flag with the simple white cross was used before 1946 whereas the flag with the four fields has been used since that date.
Other photos of random artifacts that I found interesting are provided without attribution.
For my boat partner Gerry, I've included several photos of submarine artifacts, some of which he will need to explain to me.
... good health and a safe journey that none of us will soon forget.
Unfortunately I was the only one doing the journal entries so only my perspective of the trip was shared.
Thanks all for prayers, comments and just following along.
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