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Travel Blogs from Venice
Venice is an absolutely beautiful city. It feels like you're in Disneyworld because of all the pretty buildings and the canals running everywhere. It's made up of over 100 Islands and every time you cross a bridge you're moving to another island. Took a ride on a gondola through the Grand Canal which was wonderful, felt like you ...
We got up this morning after a great night of sleep. Breakfast doesn't start here until 8:30, so we took our time. We planned to visit two other islands, Murano and Burano, but stopped on the way to the bus stop. The busses, called vaporreto, are actually ferry boats that follow a route through the canals of the city. We walked slowly through market stalls, admiring the fruit and vegetables, before stopping at the fish market. ...
... here or pretty much anywhere else - so I had to sneak them in all day. The outside of the Basilica was probably the prettiest I've ever seen - covered in colorful marble and varied sculptures. Next to the Basilica is the Doge's Palace. It was pretty but wasn't as nice as any of the other palaces I've seen. It had a dungeon, but it just added gray and gloom to an underwhelming palace. As I said, it was pretty, it just wasn't as pretty as others. Gabriele wanted to read all of ...
... Il Frari church
Dad lowlight - none
Mom highlight - Il Frari church
Mom lowlight - none
Brian highlight - views of St. Marks square from the top of the cathedral
Brian lowlight - none
Claibourne highlight - Il Frari church
Claibourne lowlight - The tiny bones I had the keep pulling out of my mouth from my fish
Christine highlight - St. Marks
Christine lowlight - none
... scan was something else, we stood in line as they let people in one by one. It was like watching paint dry, absolutely no enthusiasm in their work or any urgency whatsoever. I reckon I could've almost added another role on my CV: 'Baggage Security Customer Services Liaison Officer'. Too many roles to fulfill, not enough time. So waiting at another airport, not my favourite past time, especially when the shops are all Prada, Bvlgari, ...