Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Summer in the Alps - 2005 - Tuesday 23 August - Venice

Tuesday 23 August - Venice (by Helen)

At Helen's request for no more hiking in the rain, it was decided to spend the day in Venice (a 200 mile round trip). A successful drive brought us to the parking lot for 11:30, from where Martin walked to St Mark's Square and Ken, Helen and Sue took the Vaparetto along the Grand Canal and under the Rialto Bridge

Venice was very crowded but we did manage to go up the Campanile when the queue diminished a little. At one point the square was flooded and Ken and Helen had to paddle across to meet Martin and Sue. 

We saw the outside of St Mark's, St Zacharias, the Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Had a tourist lunch of pasta, and all walked back to the car at the end of the day. The weather was finally kind, the rain having stopping about halfway on the journey to Venice. On the way home we stopped in Pieve di Cadore, the birthplace of Titian (Tiziano), for a good meal at about half the price of those in Cortina. 

A successful day but I think we are looking forward to hiking again tomorrow.

Below, a selection from the many pictures taken by Martin and Sue. Click on any of them to obtain a slideshow that you can scroll through.

Venetians worshiping the body of St Mark

The Basilica of St Mark's

The Campanile (Belltower)

Ken and Helen paddling in St Mark's Square

Views from the Campanile

San Georgio

The Bridge of Sighs

The Grand Canal

Typical Venetian masks for sale

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