Now to enjoy the love of Venice through my stories, and photos!
Venice Italy is one my favorite places, I could spend a week there eat at all the places with pizza and pasta, drink a different wine every day, and photograph with my best camera the streets, waterways and buildings! Starting with the Sail in to Venice Italy! We had a full day on the boat between Athens and Venice, heck it is a long way up the waterway between Venice and the mainland of Europe! We had a lovely day, evening on the boat reading tanning and enjoying the activities that were going on, but we were ready for Venice! We had been told to be on deck for the Sail In by a certain time that day, and we made sure we found a seat on the rail way before that time! We didn’t want to miss it! The cruise ships sail SLOWLY up the Grand Canal straight pass all the water front attractions in Venice! All the while we are SLOWLY making our way in to port the water taxis, water buses, water (well what ever is on the water) is zooming passed us looking like little bitty ants on the road! It was all too fascinating!
Venice was our last port, but we didn’t have to disembarked for another 24 hours! We had a day in Venice and one more meal on the boat before disembarking and sent packing! So we made the best of it! Again with Rick Steves’ in our back pocket, and my families suggestions we were off on foot and by water bus to see Venice! We made our way across the foot bridge to the main bus station (road and water)! When there (by way of research) we would purchase our 2 day water bus pass, and find bus number 2 and be on our way! This bus would allow us to listen to Rick Steves’ as he gave us a wonderful audio tour of Venice from the water! It would take us about 45 minutes to complete but how often do you get to see Venice from the water for cheap! We took the Water bus from the depot to St. Marks Square!
Buying the bus pass — read all the directions and do research ahead of time and make sure you VALIDATE before boarding!
Water Taxi’s — are different and way more EXPENSIVE that the bus
Gondola’s — good luck negotiating! I have been to Venice twice and have decided not to do it both times!
Like I said earlier today/tonight would be the last night on the boat so we took advantage of the free meal (it was good food) and the time to pack up our bags for disembarkation the next morning! It was all bittersweet, but we still had one more day in Venice before heading home!
Next up Disembarkation Day and Murano!