Venice 2008

  View over the lagoon to Venice from Fusina
  Our humble abode
  Ships did pass in the night.
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  Marco Polo !
  Cruise ships dwarfing the City
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  Landing from Fusina
  The Grand Canal
  Ice cream man !
  My new shorts !
  Campanile at San Marco
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  Not Pisa, but the Greek church
  ...and from the Questura side.
  Bridge of sighs
  Campanile and the Basilica
  Rialto bridge
  Did not realise those poles were so deep ! (from the Rialto Bridge)
  Contarini del Bovolo
della Torre
di San Marco
  Traditional gondola builders
  The plod
A day around the islands !    
Murano..famous for centuries of glass manufacturing, much like Venice but a bit quieter.
  Faro lighthouse
  The main drag in Murano
  Glass warehouse
Burano..centuries of lace manufacturing until around 1700 and now they just seem to use a lot of bright paint !
  Colour by numbers in Burano
The Lido (meaning sandbank) is a long thin island that protects the lagoon from the Adriatic and lots of Venetand gives its name to all other lido in the world
  The lido, down the cheap end
  The posh end at bar Caribe next door to the Excelsior hotel

Excelsior hotel


Check the rates

  Stars entrance from the lagoon
  The private beach

Overlooking Lake Garda

  Have a guess !
  Bloody tourists !
  Esmerelda ! it's the bells....
  Charles de Gaul airport, very swish.