Bonjourno Venezia

The journey from the airport into Venice is not the same unless you arrive via water taxi.

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No such thing as a speed limit here!

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Our arrival was very early into Venice, but after a full nights sleep on the plane, we were ready and raring to get into some looking at stuff.

Please enjoy the pictorial essay of Venice….

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The yellow chairs of St Mark’s Square

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Fliss, just getting used to her camera…

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A lovely cafe on the side of St Mark’s Square – look the couches have been built around the walls.

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More cafe chairs, ready for the punters – note the Venetian lion.

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The Bridge of Sighs – the bride joins the Doge’s Palace and the old prison.

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A typical Venetian street…. complete with leaning tower.

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One of Venice’s many lovely buildings.

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The Rialto Bridge was under construction which is a bit of a shame.  You could walk up the guts though – not picturesque, but convenient.

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Lovely canals and gondolas everywhere.

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Pursuing the shops

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Purchasing – big time

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St Marks’ Square – it all it’s misshapen glory.

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Getting into the Venetian groove

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Cause that’s how we roll

When in Venezia, one must always drink their macchiato standing up at the bar rather than sit on a chair, especially in the square – chairs and service = mucho euros.

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A little bit of strawberries and gelato never hurt anybody.

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Just some people dressed up in fancy Venetian olden times costumes.

Bridge of Sighs…. who wore their chins the best?

Check these out – they’re lollies!!!

We walked for bloody miles and miles today – stopping for a much needed birra every now and then…

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We walked all the way around to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and crossed the Academia Bridge.

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Perfecting the selfie!

Then it was back to our hotel for a freshen up ready for dinner.

This was the view from our mini balcony.

Dinner was at a lovely spot right on the Grand Canal with lots of opportunity for people and boat watching…. and Aperol Spritz sipping!

 As it was so fricking hot – neither of us had appetites, so a mezzo plate of parma ham and cheese was the call of the evening.

Thank you Venezia – Day one, over and out!

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