Villa Rizzi Albarea
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the only city where you can see a thousand years of architecture in one place"
or so our Gondolier told us on our gondolier ride. We were very lucky to have a
gondolier who did a good job and acted as a tour guide as he took us around.
Others we saw were on their phones or just rowing (?-gondoliering?) silently.
Before coming to Venice we had recently listened to the 'How Stuff works'
podcasts on Venice. It described a phenomenon neither of ...
From Marco Polo airport on the mainland there are three ways to reach the water wonderland that is Venice: by bus (how boring) or Alliguna boat (how claustrophobic) or private water taxi (what would George Clooney do!) A flying trip on a foggy morning, straight to the Grand Canal, then a detour through narrow back-alley canals to the back door landing for our apartment. Giuilia met us when we docked, and led us up two flights of marble stairs to our apartment, the House of the ...
... very close to our house. We made it to San Marco Square – che bello – although it does seem very crowded. We believe there are several cruise ships here – so busy with tourists during the day. We eventually settled for a Lonely Planet recommended restaurant. Drinks were good but food was a little boring – I was hoping for seafood. We had risotto and lasagna. More walking and then home as we are both tired ...
... which water bus they were supposed to catch when Video Girl turned to Battery Boy and said, "That looks like the Piazza San Marco over there. Aren't we supposed to be on the other side of Venice."
Sure enough Video Girl and Battery Boy had managed to walk for three times longer than the anticipated time it would take to get to the vaporette station and they had also managed to walk in a huge circle and return to the same side ...
... to Zaccaria, which slowly made its way along the Grand Canal. We lunched at the same restaurant. The owner serving us an aperitif for returning and finished the meal again with lemoncello! We spent the early evening (after the obligatory nanna nap!) doing some last minute shopping before sitting at a bar in the Camp St Maria Formosa watching the locals.
This morning we took a water taxi to the Piazza Roma where a car drove us to the ...