Canals of Venice
Trip Start Apr 04, 2006
117Trip End Mar 30, 2007
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We arrived into Venice around 8:30am on Friday morning after our night train from Zagreb, Croatia. Once again, Jeremy slept the entire 8 hours; whereas frustrating Suzanne, who slept only 3 hours at max. But excited to be in Venice for the first time, she had lots of energy. Jeremy had been to Venice about 9 years ago and he said much looked exactly the same.
Our hotel was a short walk from the train station to a square or "campo" as their called in Italy. We dropped off our bags since we weren´t able to check in until 2pm. With map in hand, as it is a necessity to have in Venice, we set off to St. Mark´s Square. We took a water bus, called Vaperettos, down the Grand Canal. We only took the one, as Venice is a walking city
St. Mark´s square had just as many tourists, as it did pigeons! The pigeons were everywhere. We ended up walking back to our hotel, checking in and Suzanne took a 2 hour nap before dinner. In the world of pasta and pizza - our first meal in Venice, of all things, was CHINESE!! And it tasted wonderful!!!
Saturday (5-13) we went back to St. Mark´s square and visited the inside of the cathedral since the lines were short. It is an amazing cathedral and the inside is absolutely gorgeous!! The inside is covered with mosaics and the church is over a thousand years old. Afterwards, we went next door and visited the Doge Palace. This is where the leaders of Venice lived and worked for many centuries. The rest of the day was spent wandering around the various the non-touristy sections of Venice. For dinner, we did have a pizza pie!! Finally, italian food while in Italy!
Sunday morning Jeremy got up around 5:30am to go take pictures around Venice when there would be no one else around. Suzanne had planned to go, but upon waking to rain and thunder, she opted to remain in bed for a few more hours!
To those of you wondering, we did not take a gondola ride as it was around 100 euros for the ride. But we did spend 1 euro and take a gondola taxi across the canal, which was shorter than what the other would have been, but still fun!!
-- Suzanne and Jeremy