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Venice, Italy

I should have probably styed 5 days less or 5 days more.
2 days would have really been long enough for me- within 2 weeks, I would have probably found my way around a little easier.

Almost every author since Byron has said " There is noting more that can be said about Venice" then they proceed to write 300 more pages.
The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt is a good book to read about the city.
Brunetti's Venice by Toni Sepedia if you are a Donna Leon fan. I tried to follow some of the tours, but enjoyed reading them more after I had stumbled around on my own.
Check my photo gallery forany tagged Venice if you are interested.

What I liked about Venice:

  • The Hotel Metropole where I stayed the first nights.
  • The two apartments in residential areas where I stayed the rest of the time.
  • The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

What I didn't like about Venice:

  • The guidebook said - stroll through the Rialto market - it was impossible to stroll; it was like getting off the subway at rush hour. Crammed in with thousands of others like a massive herd of sheep - all bleating in 5 different languages "where are we?"
  • The vaporetto strike on my last day when I had planned to go to Burano and Murano
  • The mix-up with the apartment agency when they thought I was checking out the day before I had requested. (However, they did relocate me to another apartment)

Posted by pscotterly 00:27 Archived in Italy Tagged venice_cemetaries

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