Venice is made for walking but after hour after hour, I reached my walking limit. Hey, let’s do what everyone else does and ride the vaporetto. We are now vaporetto-ridin’ fools!
Below are maps of 2 of the many lines. It’s not particularly fast and it’s not particularly comfortable but they surely save you some steps!
You can see one here.
Our first destination was the Rialto Bridge and on the way we ran into the morning commercial tasks such as restocking and sanitation.
And gathering up the tourists.
Ah, yes, just like the pictures…
..and offers the classic Venice view of and from the Rialto Bridge.
Some sites on the way to the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
We weren’t much taken with the Basilica except they did have a couple of Titian’s works. We didn’t stay long but rather moved along to LUNCH.
We asked the woman who picked us up at the airport what was her favorite restaurant. And we went there! It was pretty good, a nice homey place specializing in fish. I got sardines and onions. YUM.
This picture reminded me of lunch…
We came back to Piazza San Marco for our visit to The Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. I thought the displays were very well done and I came out of it with a feeling for the era of the Doge. Now is a good time I think to read the wikipedia article.
This is inside the palace walls.
..after room of this.
You have to go through the whole HUGE palace and then you can walk across The Bride of Sighs and into the jails. This is the Bridge of Sighs from outside.
In the square, I forget right now where it leads.
We staggered our way home and made a tasty and well-balanced meal out of scraps in the refrigerator.