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Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

We got the bus from Treviso to Venice. It was a long enough ride and I couldn't sleep on the bus. We bought a Venice Travel ticket for 72 hours when we got the, which we definitely got good use out of.

First stop was our hotel Casa alla Fenice which we found quite well with the directions of the website. All we wanted was a bit of sleep because we had been up since 4am today :(

After a nice sleep we decided to wander about a bit and went to San Marco. The Piazza was still very busy and I couldn't believe they were selling food for the pigeons! I wouldn't let them near me. Some people had them sitting all over them....I don't know about that. Anyway, the Basilica was closed already but the Campinale (bell tower) was still open.

Palazzo Ducale
It was €6 to go up there, quite steep for just a bell tower but you have some amazing views over Venice from up there. Prepare to queue as for almost everything in Venice anyway.

We were a bit hungry afterwards and were looking for a nice restaurant and found one in San Polo. After a lovely meal we walked up to the Canale Grande and sat down with a glass of wine. Unfortunately it started raining soon and we were heading back to the hotel. Easier said than done though. Everything looks the same in Venice. Especially at night. Every Campo has a church or 2 and a couple of restaurants. We ended up in San Marco again and then tried to find our way back but still no luck and all this in the pouring rain :) Would you believe, there were people walking around selling umbrellas!!!

We finally managed but decided to buy a map the next day.

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Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale
Basilica San Marco from the top :)
Basilica San Marco from the top :)
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