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Scarpiland Caravan Park
Arriving in Venice is like stepping into a surreal never never land . Most cities have car choked roads and impenetrable one way systems,Venice has gondolas water buses and a labyrinthine network of canals.
Once we arrived in Venice along with our fellow tourists the first question that comes to mind is " What do we do now" We followed the crowd for a little while and took in the awesome scenery but did not want to do this for very long. We soon found out that any type of tour you wish to make does not leave before 2pm and must be booked 2 days in advance.Saw some water taxis, asked the fellow if he could tour us around Venice for an hour or so and the cost. He told us everything we wanted to hear and despite being a tad expensive we went for it
After our tour we walked around for a bit, visited the St Marco square which is enormous and so very beautiful. We were told that everybody can get lost in Venice, with 117 islands,150 odd canals and 400 bridges it is no wonder and yes we did too. Found the Rialto bridge ok, so now we can say we went under and over the Rialto. Of course went under the other two famous ones as well, the Accademia and the Scalzi. They have build a new bridge over the Grand Canal and it is very modern. Why they decided on that is hard to understand as it looks completely out of place there.
It started to rain so sheltered and had a coffee. Decided that we had enough for the day and returned home. Venice will have to be revisited next year but what we saw today will keep us happy for a long time to come. I think everybody fall in love a little with Venice once they have seen her. Heading towards Florence and Sienna tomorrow.
A fantastic and most interesting day