Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Another one of those must-see place, the Rialto Bridge definitely has its charm. Best seen from a gondola ride:

DSC_3588On terra firma, you can see how crowded it is:

DSC_3544Packed with visitors and junk sellers. Detracts a little from the experience. Walk over then find a good restaurant a few minutes away.

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Published in: on December 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm  Comments (1)  
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Gondola Ride, Venice, Italy

 

As long as we’re in Venice, let’s go for a Gondola ride. Some may think this is a silly tourist adventure. Forget that. It was fun and interesting to see the buildings at water level, passing through the smaller canals for a peek at how life flows in this exotic city. Check it out:

There was some singing, lots of photos, and great views of some Venice sights. Highly recommend this to all.

Published in: on December 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm  Comments (1)  
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Hotel Flora, Venice, Italy

Hotel Flora offers a convenient place to stay in Venice, Italy. You’ll be only a few minutes (as in 2 minutes) walk from the water bus stop. With hand luggage, it’s easy, so pack light. Then down a narrow alley, you’ll find the door:

DSC_3521A basic room is all you need here. It’s comfortable and well appointed:

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Bathroom was a little small but worked perfectly:

DSC_3518In the lounge on the ground floor, they serve a great breakfast, so go with that option when making your reservation:

RCj1D9qiQ5qKklQ1l%sh8gAnd there’s also this tiny bar, where I had a nice drink and some time to sit and chat:

DSC_3604Very friendly and competent service here. They arranged for a water taxi to take me back to the airport and it was spot on time. This is a good value in Venice. Linger and enjoy.