Winging it home

Today went far too quickly, and we had a fantastic time in Venice. We’ve definitely learned a few tricks if we ever visit again. We were up early again today, and as soon as we’d enjoyed our breakfast (although the service has been weird all week, not exactly chatty/welcoming folks), we then caught the train…

Last day in Venice

It was our last full day in Venice today, and we’ve taken the line ‘on-the-go’ to new levels! Getting up as early as we could manage, we legged it down to the Palazzo Ducale for our tour. Not just any tour. The secret tour. Well, obviously it’s not that secret, but it’s more about the…

Romeo, Romeo, this isn’t Rome…

Today was one of those days that you can’t help grinning like fools over. Last night we decided that we’d break up the trip a bit, and go over to the mainland, specifically to Verona. We had a date with a legendary chick and her balcony. Grabbing the water taxi to the train station, Santa…

Venezia!

It’s hard to put into words just how cool today was, for its utter nerdness. So yesterday as we were trying to get our bearings, and work out how to best get around Venice, and given that we woke up pretty late – the only downside to the room, the windows open out onto the…

Across the Alps and onto the Adriatic

One of the best Christmas/birthday presents I’ve ever received would have to be this one. A trip to Venice, for Carnival. What a surprise! Years ago I’d read Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann, and the way he’d described Venice, the Venetto, the islands, all of it, has always stuck in my mind. A haunting…