Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Veneto, Italy
Jul 9, 2018 - Yay - we've made it to Venice
Monday 2 July Set off around 5:30am. Not much wind so needed to motor the whole way. We wanted to go into Chioggia but it looked like all the marinas / sailing clubs were full. So we went and explored the channels and first of all attached ourselves onto a pile marking the channel. We later went a anchored just inside the channel and had a relatively peaceful night. Tuesday 3 July Left the anchorage and proceeded through some to the channels of the lagoon of Venice. It was tops! One of the islands was so picturesque with it unique...Jump to full entry
Jul 7, 2018 - Venice
Venice Do I have to leave!! Venice is so unique and interesting. So easy to get lost, they don’t really get the map concept, but really who cares I can’t think of a better place to get lost. The Italian food is killing me!!! Yum cannelloni with spinach and ricotta.. incredible. Geoff’s in heaven, seafood pasta most nights!! We took a boat to visit some of the near by islands ( only 3 of the 117 ) first stop was Murano the home of the famous Murano glass, we watched them blowing and creating amazing pieces including the prancing pony.. we...Jump to full entry
Jul 5, 2018 - Venice
I’m in love with Venice!! It’s so devine!! Every time we walk out the door we get lost.. awww where else would you rather be if your going to get lost.. the food omg had Pizza last night and gnocchi, if I keep this up I’ll be in big trouble... oh well ! the leather bags here are also insane yikes xxxxx in love Jump to full entry
Jun 7, 2018 - Last day
We caught the ferry to Venice early this morning and arrived in Venice by 11:00. It took awhile to figure out the best way to get to the hotel with our very heavy bags but we finally caught a water bus and checked into the hotel. Megan’s college roommate, Kelli, lives an hour north of Venice and was coming to meet us. We jumped on the water bus and headed down the canal to check out a church that looked interesting while we waited for Kelli to get there. Unfortunately, most of the churches close from noon to 3 or 4 o'clock. We admired the...Jump to full entry
May 24, 2018 - Street maze
Small alleys and narrow carless streets with a plethora of bridges weave their way through Venice. Masses of tourists wandering about spreading the patience thin of the locals trying to pass by. We wandered the streets yesterday but today we had a purpose...see the basicilica and Doges palace. We accomplished our goal and was blown away by the interior of the church. Every inch a masterpiece floor, walls and ceiling covered. Some say it is the grandest church in Italy. The entire ceiling and top third of the walls covered in gold mosaics...Jump to full entry
May 23, 2018 - The Adventure Begins...
We arrived safely to Venice today after 16 hours of travel with layovers and transportation to the hotel. From the airport we took a water bus to the hotel. We traveled down the main canal to the dock not far from where we are staying. It was too early to check in so we dropped off our bags and started sight seeing. San Marcos square was first on the list. The square is smaller than we had expected but the church is as grand as could be. We did a self guided walking tour of the outside of the church and surrounding buildings on the square...Jump to full entry
May 13, 2018 - Au cœur des Dolomites !!!
Bonjour à Tous Familles zé Amis, Retour en Italy pour un des joyaux des Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo !!! Connus des skieurs alpin et planchistes en particulier, maintenant des ultra trailleurs, car, depuis quelques années le circuit mondial de course en montagne (100 à 160 km) y tient une étape. De plus, Cortina a tenu les jeux olympique d’hiver en 1956. Vous pouvez y pratiquer nombreux sports de montagne, escalade, parapente, marche en montagne dans les nombreux sentiers bien cartographier, vélo montagne et j’en passe. Cortina est aussi...Jump to full entry
Apr 28, 2018 - Début du voyage, Venice !!!
Venice, ses canaux, ses ponts, ses gondoles, ses bateaux taxi, ses immeubles et nombreuses églises avec leurs fondations immergées sous l’eau. Fascinant, que sa tienne toujours, bien des films ont été tournées à Venice, dont un des derniers James Bond, mission impossible 2 ou 3 ? Petites places/square avec cafés, restaurants, bars et grandes places comme la Piezza San Marco où trône sa Basilique grandissime, avec des sculptures d’un talent ou plutôt de nombreux talent pour y arriver. Boutiques en tout genre et je ne vous apprend rien en...Jump to full entry
Jan 22, 2018 - Verona with "Davey-o" & "Gilli-ette"
Our seven days in Venice was non stop exploration and a lot of fun but we were ready to escape our 'hotel cage' and head for Verona to find out if Romeo and Big Julie had made up yet. We chose the water bus service to ferry us to the railway station a leisurely 50 minutes away for our fast train connection. The terminal was spacious and the service, brilliant. The ride itself was smooth although the speeds around 135 kph were not overly fast but understandable given we did make a few stops. Suddenly we were in Verona and minutes later in...Jump to full entry
Jan 19, 2018 - Venice
The departure from Prague was easy and our cab driver to the airport was our best yet. He actually conversed with us which we found very unusual. Marco Polo Airport was also a breeze probably because of the off season. Catching a water bus from the airport to a landing pier close to our hotel was a stroke of genius from the 'financier'. We may have been reasonably close to our hotel but we still managed to get lost for awhile. Some directions said to cross 2 bridges while others said 3. After crossing the same ones more than once we got it...Jump to full entry
Oct 14, 2017 - Venice
We left our cruise ship at 8:30 AM, took the People Mover tram to Piazzale Roma, bought 24 hour Vaporetto passes, took the Vaporetto to St. Marks square, caught our shuttle to Isle de la Rosa, checked into our hotel and took the shuttle back to Venice. All by 10:30. Wandered through St. Marks square but didn't go into the Basilica nor the Doge's Palace. We more or less people watched. We decided to just walk through the side streets and see where we ended up. One Place was the Accademia Museum at the foot of the Accademia Bridge. The museum...Jump to full entry
Oct 13, 2017 - Venice
Get up early they said. We will be coming into Venice at 6:30 AM they said. Venice is beautiful in the lights they said. Problem was the fog was so thick the port of Venice was closed at 6:30 AM and we stayed anchored outside of Venice until noon when the port finally opened. We finally got off the ship at 1:30 and then spent the next 5 hours wandering the streets and getting lost multiple times. I have heard various things about Venice. Too crowded, it smells, too dirty, too many pigeons. With the exception of the last, I have found Venice...Jump to full entry