Masquerade and Murano

Trip Start Sep 05, 2005
Trip End Nov 08, 2005

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

We wake up on the train and freshen up and have a basic breakfast (coffee with bread rolls and jam).

Jump off the train at Venezia Mestre station, a 5 minute walk to where we are staying.  The owners of many Italian hotels request to 'meet' with you before you check in (I think to make sure you're not dodgy, who knows?) and ours was only available during certain times (not very customer friendly!).  So we race over to meet the owner, and the meeting goes quite well (or so we believe).  This place is cheap, close to the train station and has free internet, so we are quite happy to be staying here, despite it being 70's styled and with a weird bathroom (the shower head is pretty much right over the toilet and it sprays EVERYWHERE, takes so much cleaning up afterwards!).

We catch a train from Mestre to Santa Lucia (Venice Island train station).  WOW - It is so amazing!!  It is love at first sight...Venice is absolutely stunning!!

We head through a few different regions in our stay, Castello, Cannareggio, San Marco's Square and Basillica, Murano island, you know, the usual touristy things.  Love the pizzas here and the gelato..YUM!!
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