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Kel&Cez’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 02 Mar 2006

Location: Venezia, Italy

MapBuongiorno di Venezia!

Wow! What an amazing place! The final leg of our first trip to Europe together was spent enjoying the festivities of the last few days of Carnivale in Venice and what a fantastic atmosphere the island had!

Our hotel was in a great location just near Teatro alla Fenice in between Piazza di San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. On arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to find we had been upgraded to the "Theatre Room" which has the description, "Imagined to let you feel on a stage, where frames and fabrics will be your side-scene". Classic!

Highlights from Venice included:
- not being able to find the entrance to the airport when leaving for London and also missing our flight!
- afternoon tea at Cafe Florian on Piazza di San Marco
- a fantastic meal in a beautifully fitted out restaurant directly opposite our hotel. Dinner served on bread/cutting boards (did you say steak...) and tons of memorabilia and old pots and pans hanging from the walls and exposed beams
- buying masks and wearing them around on the final day of Carnivale including to the official closing concert in Piazzo di San Marco and the following fireworks display
- Not being able to find the restaurant for Kelly's birthday, walking in to a random one and having a fantastic meal and service (including free starters and dessert)!
- eating copious amounts of pizza by the Rialto Bridge
- getting extremely lost on many occasions but loving it!
- seeing most of the major sites (Accademia Bridge, Rialto Bridge, Piazzo San Marco - bell tower/Doge's Palace and the church) as well as the infamous gondolas
- Witnessing this wonderful city sinking first-hand

Well we had a truly amazing trip and have lots and lots of memories for our troubles! We hope to be able to share some of them in more detail with anyone who is still checking this site!

Next adventure, London City!

Peace out,
Cez & Kel xoxo