Second day in Venice
Venice Travel Blog› entry 7 of 26 › view all entries
June 20th, 2010 – by: coles
The rain probably helped in that the lines for tickets at the Doge's Palace were not long. At first it looked like a nightmare but it was only a bunch of tour groups seeking shelter in the arcade. This place was a highlight of our trip. I loved the map room. Lot's of beautiful art and architecture. We sat a while in the Hall of the Grand Council taking it all in.
Next lunch. I don't have the receipt and since the restaurant was down an alley, across a bridge, and down another alley I doubt I'll be able to find it on a map. Lunch was nice, the boys having pizza and we continue to try different types of pasta. At this restaurant our first experience with Italian sinks. Ray's first attempt to wash his hands was unsuccessful. Michael went to look and the "tap" for the sink is a foot pedal with a red and blue tab for hot and cold water. During the trip I also noticed that a lot of restaurants and facilities still have the old style squat toilets on the floor.
After lunch we braved the long line outside of San Marco Basilica. There was some rain and wind and we waited almost an hour but the wait was well worthwhile.
We decided to walk back through San Polo district on the west side of the Grand Canal.
After the game we ate at the restaurant, Bar Pizzeria Da Sandro. Good place. They own a place across the street and if you order a pizza it comes from across the street and the folks on the pizza side will get their main dishes from the restaurant we sat in. Good value and nice.
After dinner some walking and shopping in this area and then back to the hotel.
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