2012 - Venice
Monday 8th October
had visited Venice in the late 1980s when we were on holiday in Yugoslavia.
Now we returned for another short visit, this time as part of our
cruise on Discovery to the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea, taking in 10
countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy,
Albania, Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine.
did not go on any organised trip but walked in to St. Mark’s Square from
our berth in the Canale Della Giudecca via a number of back streets and the
Ponte Del Academia. We avoided crowds by using the back streets until
St Marks and the water front by the Doges Palace. We were fairly weary
after much trudging! Nevertheless we did see the less public face of
Venice. We walked along the front near the Doges’ Palace and then
enjoyed some views of the centre of Venice from the water as we took the
ferry back to Discovery.
lunch, Adrian walked out again, hoping to visit an Art Gallery but it had
just closed so he returned to the ship but gained some views of the Doges
Palace from the other side of the canal outside the Santa Maria Della
is certainly an unusual city and has some beautiful architecture even if
some of this is quite decayed. It is amazing to have built a city in
the water in this way.