When John and I Latstsatsi reached Venice at the end of the cruise "Star Princess", the ship sailed huge lagoon near St. Mark's Square and at the time was the largest structure of Venice. He dock south of the city, and we went back and forth to San Marco on vaparettsy. We spent the first night in Venice on board the ship.
During our fist in Venice, while he was on board the ship, we quickly found our hotel and headed to Harry's Bar. We had two martinis each served in very small glasses. We tried one right and one on the rocks. In a small room there is a small bar and a sprinkling of tables. I bought a copy of the book Arryga Kiprani called "Harry's Bar, the life and times of the legendary Venetian landmarks." The book was nineteen euros and four drinks – sixty nine Euros, only 132,00 dollars. Late visit one drinks cost us 56 euros or 84 dollars.
For five nights we stayed at the Best Western Albergo San Marco for 583 euros (about 874 dollars each). We had separate rooms. The hotel is located a few steps from Piazza San Marco. Unlike breakfast in Rome, the breakfast was very simple: lack of hot food and a very limited number of other proposals that have been invisible.
We ate lunch and dinner in small places that were very reasonable. Often they called themselves pizza restaurants, but had a full menu of Italian cuisine. House white wine was equally good, the bread was delicious, and the lunch we were often delicious pizza. We have never sought and does not require expensive restaurants and have always been satisfied with the places that we found just wandering the streets. Great help non-Italians have had a number of places of Bangladesh.
We wandered separately in different parts of the city, starting at ten, and then went back to each other for lunch. Often we gublyaemsya, but it was fun getting lost in the maze and maze of Venice, and making a variety of discoveries: a new church, a wonderful company, the fish market near the Rialto Bridge, a cafe with tempting cakes. John Leonid found univermag Coins near the Rialto and found some good buys.
We were in Venice from 8 November 2007 to 14 November 2007, and have sometimes been very cold out & # 39; ie, bone-chilling and penetrating moisture at night, but the city will make you forget the cold for their beauty and uniqueness. The end of October and beginning of November – this is a good time because you avoid the large horde of the season. Council city parents: stop selling pigeon food in the Piazza San Marco and prune these thousands of pigeons. They fly into people leave droppings, shed feathers & # 39; s and cause trouble.
Venice – magical city of dreams, unreal and unearthly. We recall the night scene along the canals, the Bridge of Sighs, Bakin, gondolas, Ryyalta bridge, reflections sunken houses on the canals, the Grand Canal, colonnades, baroque churches with beautiful art, quiet secret gardens, abbeys, stone wells, which are everywhere, symbols of a lion and the Doge's Palace. We have visited the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs actually went and saw the prison cells. Two glorious church among the hundred – Santi Giovanni e Paolo and La Basilica della Salute (the dome, which is now covered with forests).
Venice – buried city, but his fame lives in your memory forever: Library in Piazza San Marco, the area of marble palaces, computers, objects Carnevale in stores with scary costumes and masks, magical sunsets, shimmering city, where life is more unique, than in any other city in the world. People began to sip espresso at Cafe Florian in 1720.
We went to Lida on vapareta and strolled along the beach front of the hotel, where the background Ashenbah pressed Polish boy of fourteen in Thomas Manet's "Death in Venice".
Bookstore Libreria "Acqua Alta» to use the book, which are located in two large rooms, advertises itself as the most beautiful bookshop in the world. In addition to all the shelves in one room is Gondola in full, loaded with books and in another room, another large boat full of books.
One day I visited the Vivaldi museum moved the Academy Bridge and went to Peggy Guggenheim Museum. It is located on the Grand Canal in an unfinished palace, which itself with the & # 39 is a work of art. In the beautiful garden sculpture Peggy Guggenheim is buried next to her beloved dogs fourteen; stone gives their names and dates. There are several paintings by Jackson Pollock, so I bought a tie there with the motif of pollock in the museum.
Interesting art gallery with her museum – Bac Art Studio, where you can meet the owner of the Jack Russell, who insists you throw him the ball. You Stamitz before he does. I stupidly asked the owner, not the dog says, in English, and the owner said he knew English but does not speak. "I do not think that dog in America say in English", – he threw.
In Venice, we have opened an Irish pub Inishark, where they met the British and Irish tourists. That evening we were to do that, because we do not want to visit the opera La Fenice or string quartets at various venues.
Many years before I arrived, and with & # 39; traveling from Venice by train, it is a fairly simple maneuver since the vaparetsi stop at the railway station. At this time we are in town on the ship, and we had to leave the plane. We were wondering how they were going to manage this with our heavy bags. On the morning of our departure we booked a water taxi. One bell pulled our two big bags for himself and led us through the Piazza San Marco to the wharf water taxi right outside the hotel Baglioni.
Water standing water taxis, and our bags were loaded on board. We sat in a comfortable cabin, which can be twenty people were easily put. The boat was a mahagonavaga boat, which resembled an old Chris Craft. We clasped one channel, then the second, and came to the great waterway of Venice. We had half an hour to wide open throttle to get to the pier to the airline terminal. The trip was 100 euro, and we tipped the boatman twenty, for a total of $ 180.
On the landing of the boat on a sign that says you can wait for the shuttle bus or spend seven minutes walk to the entrance to the terminal by a covered walkway. We walked, pulling wheeled bags behind. We have seen Rome, enjoy a cruise on the Star Princess and enjoyed the visual delights of Venice. Now it's time to go home by JFK. Chao, Venice.