The Final Hours

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Santa Maria Della Salute Altar

Usually by the time you get to this stage you just want to be home, and not kicking about somewhere waiting. Had to be up sharp and sort ourselves out and were out the door just before 10am. The company the did the letting of the apartment has an office on the Strada Nova, and we went there, as we were told we could and left our bags with them. Went down to the vapereto stop at the Ca D'Oro and got a boat down the Grand Canal, intending to go and have a last wander around the Piazza San Marco, but as we approached the stop before it we decided to get off and go in and have a look at the Basilica Di Santa Maria Della Salute.

This was much more like it, much more relaxed, allowed to take pictures and no hoards of people. I actually thought it was just as nice as inside the Basilica San Marco, and it was a lot lighter having windows up in the roof.

Doge's Palace From The Vapereto
Coming out of there we walked down towards the point, past some sort of Finance Ministry building and saw at the point there was a white statue of a boy holding a frog. No idea what that is about.

Turning at the point and walking behind the Santa Maria Della Salute, we came across one of these unusual little things you hope to find when you are away, the Museo RSC Bucintoro. Had know idea what it was, but it was free to enter so we piled in :D

Reale Società Canottieri Bucintoro is the rowing and paddling club. The Bucintoro was the Doge's luxury barge and there are lots of photos of it being sailed in the annual festival in Venice. There are pictures of other types of gondolas being raced, with one type taking 16 gondoliers to crew it :O.

Marco Polo Airport
Loads of medals and trophies on display and it was an interesting wee place to have a nosey about.

Walked on a bit and decided to get the boat over to Giudecca and have a look about there. Nice walk along the front and good views over to St Marks. Came across the prison there as well, though it didn't look as much fun as the one in Mostar :D  . Took the boat back, via San Giorgio to St Marks and then got another boat up the Grand Canal to collect our bags.

Had got a 3 day ticket for the vapereto, so we took the number 42 out to Murano and waited on the water bus over the lagoon to the airport. First time ever I've got a boat to the airport :D. Were there for the check in opening and got rid of our  bags quite quickly. I went off to have a look about the airport, while wife and kids went through security to get something to drink. Quite a smart airport inside, and good range of sopping through security and I had time for one more beer in Venice before the flight was called and we were off on our way to Gatwick.

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Santa Maria Della Salute Altar
Santa Maria Della Salute Altar
Doges Palace From The Vapereto
Doge's Palace From The Vapereto
Marco Polo Airport
Marco Polo Airport
Santa Maria Della Salute
Santa Maria Della Salute
Inside the Santa Maria Della Salute
Inside the Santa Maria Della Salute
Picture In The Santa Maria Della S…
Picture In The Santa Maria Della …
Santa Maria Della Salute Font
Santa Maria Della Salute Font
View Over To Piazza San Marco
View Over To Piazza San Marco
Frog Boy
Frog Boy
Picture In RSC Bucintoro Museum
Picture In RSC Bucintoro Museum
Reale Società Canottieri Bucintoro
Reale Società Canottieri Bucintoro
Medal In Bucintoro Museum
Medal In Bucintoro Museum
Painting In The Bucintoro Museum
Painting In The Bucintoro Museum
Banana Painting In Bucintoro Museum
Banana Painting In Bucintoro Museum
Bucintoro Museum Flags
Bucintoro Museum Flags
Crane Lifting Gondola Outside Buci…
Crane Lifting Gondola Outside Buc…
Molino Stucky
Molino Stucky
Car Ferry San Niocolo
Car Ferry San Niocolo
St Marks From Giudecca
St Marks From Giudecca
Giudecca Waterfront
Giudecca Waterfront
Port From Giudecca
Port From Giudecca
Street On Giudecca
Street On Giudecca
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
Casa Circondariale Venezia Giudecc…
Casa Circondariale Venezia Giudec…
St Marks From The Vapereto Stop On…
St Marks From The Vapereto Stop O…
San Giorgio
San Giorgio
Gondola In the Lagoon
Gondola In the Lagoon
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Anothr Overcrowded Vapereto
Anothr Overcrowded Vapereto
Grand Canal And Rialto Bridge
Grand Canal And Rialto Bridge
Restaurants On the Grand Canal
Restaurants On the Grand Canal
Rialto Fruit Market
Rialto Fruit Market
Strada Nova
Strada Nova
Osanna glass sculpture on Mura…
''Osanna'' glass sculpture on Mur…
Glass Works On Murano
Glass Works On Murano
Water Bus To The Airport
Water Bus To The Airport
Looking Over to Mestre
Looking Over to Mestre
Plane Coming In To Land At Marco P…
Plane Coming In To Land At Marco …
Front Of Marco Polo Airport
Front Of Marco Polo Airport
Sculture At The Airport
Sculture At The Airport
Inside Termial At Marco Polo Airpo…
Inside Termial At Marco Polo Airp…
Planes At Marco Polo Airport
Planes At Marco Polo Airport
Flying Back Home Over The Alps
Flying Back Home Over The Alps
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