Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Saturday in Venice (Day 2)

After trudging San Marco area thin yesterday was the turn of Dorsoduro and San Polo area to the south-west and west of San Marco. 
Late in the morning we took the trip in twenty minutes from the hotel of Laguna de San Marco St. Mark's Square. We were going over to the other side of the Grand Canal and chose one of the three bridges Ponte dell'Accademia. There was a nice view of the Grand Canal. 

The area east of the Grand Canal is very different from the San Marco area. The channels are wider and the houses are doing. We went down to the tip of the island where the Grand Canal starts - here the huge Virgin Mary Savior's Basilica. We walked along the piers and channels through the area. Time for a light lunch at Cafe before we walked through San Polo very similar to San Marco. Many narrow streets and narrow channels.

We went back over the Rialto Bridge to San Marco. We had through the hotel booked a table at a restaurant. We decided to go past the restaurant to make sure we could easily finden the evening. On the way back we got a latte and some local cakeLate in the afternoon we took the boat back to the hotel.

After a little under two hours at the hotel, we were ready to go back to Venice.
We had booked a table at a restaurant for 8:00 pm. At 07:30pm we took the shuttle boat into the St. Marco Square and walked about 8 minutes to the restaurant. Unfortunately, it started to rain.
We got a starter with different dumplings, vegetables and fish and a pizza.
After dinner we went for a walk through the rain-soaked streets along the canals, St. Marco Square and down to the water. Here lay the gondolas moored for the night with Sola di San Giorgio as a background.
At 10:30 pm we took the boat back to the hotel

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