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Biddles’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 17 Jun 2007

Location: Venice, Italy

MapBuon Giorno,
Sailing into Venice was different to all other harbours as we arrived at midday, a very busy port with water taxis, pleasure boats and gondolas all over the place. We had a fantastic veiw from the balcony of our ship (we are on the 8th level).

We caught the first water shuttle and were in Venice before the crowds got too big, went to Doges palace whch is very spectacular with ornate ceilings dating back 6 century's. Only got to see the out side of t Marks Basillica as it was closed, but it is still an incredible building from the outside and the sqaure where it stands is packed with people and pidgeons.

Walked the back streets where you cross all the small canals while Syl stopped and gawked at all the fashion, jewellery etc, they have some great stuff we don' get back home but it' all over priced and if i wore the guy fashion and i would get beaten up for being a poof!

After lunch in a nice little ristorante ( with beer and wine again of course) we headed off for our gondola ride, down lots of little canals out into the grand canal and under the Rialto bridge (where we had a kiss and made a wish as is the tradition) all very romantic and a great veiw, as you travel under the bridges people take your photograph by the hundreds. Went past Casanovas place as we made our way back, the Gondolas are beautiful and pricy but worth it.