S: Venice 2010
BC: BOOK BY DONNA 2010
FC: A view of Venice as we leave the port
1: This was our second trip to Venice; however, our first was only for one day, and we spent most of that day in St. Mark's Square. This time we got to ride the vaporettos and travel the Grand Canal. The last time we couldn't do that because the fishermen were on strike. We saw just about all there was to see-even some places we are sure no tourists see because of our interesting cab ride back to the train station! We walked lots, and Hank got to carry our luggage over the big bridge to get to the cruise ship!!! We got lost on one of our vaporetto rides and visited the Jewish ghetto, where we bought a print of Purim (Hank's favorite Jewish holiday) as a memento. We took a vaporetto ride out to Burano, where once more we couldn't order pizza, but I was able to shop even though I was a little rushed!! We also stopped briefly in Murano. Venice is one place we plan to visit again.
2: Pictures taken from the steps of the train station on the day we arrived | Italy has a wonderful train system!
3: We purchased our vaporetto passes and took to the waterways-going wherever! We ended up traveling far and seeing places we didn't plan on seeing | At least we didn't get on the wrong cruise ship like some cousin we know!!!
12: Lido!!! How did we get here?
13: The Masks of Venice
14: The Jewish Ghetto
15: After our walk to the ghetto we spent day two on the Grand Canal & exploring
29: Rialto Bridge
44: Our walk
47: Hank just had to take a picture of this lady's fashion statement! | I wasn't allowed to go inside!!! | $$$$
56: Gondola repair shop
57: Taking the vaporetto to Burano to buy some lace. | There are Yankee fans wherever we travel!
58: Burano has its own Leaning Tower
64: Lunch-once more we couldn't get pizza! | Shopping for lace & not communicating too well!
65: Making lace
67: Leaving Burano
68: "Hop-off, Hop-on" stop in Murano
70: Back to Venice
71: From the ship as we leave Venice