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Friday, 24 October 2014

Wandering the streets of Venice

We'd planned to go to Murano today but given the strike in Italy decided that, although some water buses were running, we'd wait till tomorrow when we had a better choice of boat times.  Even saywa plane take off - seems it's mainly our airlane that has cancelled flights..

A poser!

Started off by wandering around the food markets

Chiilies anyone?


The fish market was HUGE; at least 30 stalls


















I'd offered to treat Pete to  coffee in St Marks Square BUT we felt we'd rather put the money to a nice bottle of wine... Coffee - 13 euros each cup!

Mr Quacks and Ponders had a gander at St Marks Square.. and helped Pete take some photos!

Stunning sunshine and very warm.... lovely day altogether!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Venice at high tide and boat trips...

We were out for dinner last night when a text came through advising me that our flight home on Friday was cancelled due to industrial action in Italy..  Managed to transfer flights to Sunday and the hotel can accommodate us for the two extra nights.. phew!!

Today we had a visit to the Doges Palace and St Marks basilica... the Palace was pretty inpressive but the Basilica - not as much ...

But the tide was high and water was coming up through the paving slaps in St Marks Square








After visiting those to points of interest, we caught the water bus over to St Georgia Maggiore - which was quite amazing...




Up the bell tower for magnificent views out over Venice..






And we'd booked to have our very own boat tour of Venice... complete with bottle of Presecco... the trips - despite the rather black clouds - was great.. and the wine was consumed with relish



























and finally another day over.... until we got out for dinner tonight that is :D
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