Walk-about in Venice .. part II

Having walked with our local guide to Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, we didn’t retrace our steps but walked back through different narrow streets and over different bridges making our way back to St Mark’s Square .. of course both hubby and I taking photographs as we walked, of this most fascinating city of Venice













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Bridge of Sighs, from the other side,  and Ponte della Paglia – from where we stood elbowed our way earlier to take photos of the famous bridge ..

IMG_6318IMG_6319Finally we reached our meeting point with Antonella ..  at the side of the Basilica di San Marco next to a marble wellhead and marble steps which, I might add, we were not allowed to sit on, no matter how tired our feet were!

IMG_6321 Tummies were grumbling by then.  A bite to eat was necessary and definitely something cold to drink!    Hubby and I joined Bob and Connie at a restaurant down one of the streets.  We sat next to a canal and ate delicious bruschetta and sipped an Aperol Spritz – an aperitif made with Italian orange liqueur, Prosecco or sparkling wine with a dash of soda water, sparkling water or mineral water and a slice of orange and/or green olive.    Yummm!!!!

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IMG_6326Back across the waters to our hotel on Lido di Venezia for a rest, or a walk-about or whatever … until we met up again, under the big tree, for an evening trip to the colourful island of Burano and dinner .. .. ..

Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy : June 2013


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One Response to Walk-about in Venice .. part II

  1. This place fascinates me. Space must be at a premium and obviously there are no gardens. Shows how we in South Africa is spoiled with space.

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