Ciao Venice

Charming Venice.

Charming Venice.

This morning we decided to explore a little more of Venice before we join our cruise later today on the Azamara Quest. Needless to say, we got turned around and didn’t follow our planned route – but, nevertheless, saw more of the charming, intriguing back streets and canals of this great city.

After deciding to do the Daniel Silva/Gabriel Allon ‘tour’ and see some Tintorettos, we did manage to get by the Church of Saint Roch (San Rocco) and see a few of his (that is Tintoretto) many huge canvases from the 1500s.

Then back to the hotel to catch-up with the rest of the family and get ready to go to our ship. We had arranged a water taxi to get us there, and he quickly got us to the port but he couldn’t find our ship. There were a number of large ships in port, including the Voyager, Brilliance of the Seas and NCL. We zipped around all the ships and eventually found the Quest (right where we’d told our ‘skipper’).

Once on board, we had lunch, explored the ship, unpacked and got ready for our ‘sailaway’ event (which was terrific). The ship sailed out of Venice around the majority of the island along with an educational commentary explaining the sights along the way. We had a wonderful dinner and saw some good entertainment before calling it a night.

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on August 6, 2011, in Cruising, Europe, Italy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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