09 October 2010

Venice Day 3


I had been getting up early to go out and enjoy Venice when it was quiet and when the light was at its best....











Commuting to work, Venice style.....tragehetto!

It's a good idea to get up early in Venice....

That day we took a vaporetto across the canal and wandered around Dorsoduro - along the Zattere (the footpath/promenade that looks over the Canale della Giudecca to Giuedecca) watching the boats sail up and down. If you wander far enough along Zattere and the turn right towards San Trovarso you'll see Squero di San Trovarso - one of the few places where they still make gondolas (although I think it's more like a garage for gondolas where repairs get done than the factory for building new ones these days). It's still interesting to watch them work though. It's not open to the public, but you can watch from the side of the canal.





We carried on wandering, we passed Campo San Barnaba - perhaps recognisable to fans of Indiana Jones and ended up in Campo Santa Margherita....


where we knew we would have lunch at the oft recommended Pizzeria ai Sportivo - home to the best pizzas in Venice, apparently, but certainly with one of the largest choices....but we were too early for lunch so we decided to go and see the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari where Titian is buried, and decorated with many of his paintings. However, we got lost - something that happens frequently and after walking around we ended up in Campo Santa Margherita so decided to have lunch.....hmm.....perfect pizza!



We did find Santa Maria Glorioso dei Frari in the afternoon and the we carried on our wanderings to the Rialto, passing some amazing shops and buying shop Venetian snacks to take back to our roof terrace....



We took Vaporetto Number 1 later that evening and managed to bag the front row seats - the perfect way to see Venice and highly recommended......it takes an hour to go from San Marco's down the Canale Della Giudecca, passing through history as you go and then back down the Grand Canal to San Marco. On hopping off back in Piazza San Marco we decided to ascend the Campanile for a view over the city....and Piazza San Marco...


We ate dinner on the roof terrace, a candlelit dinner which would, as Ali and I laughed about the fact that it would have been very romantic if we had each been there with a man!



5 comments:

lykkefanten said...

I'm really enjoying reading your travelling posts and looking at the gorgeous pictures... Makes me want to drop work and go travel a bit ;)

Charlie P said...

WOW! BEAUTIFUL (and envy-making!) photos as usual, woolly wanderer. Do you ever stand still?
I've enjoyed catching up on your crafty adventures and travels. Looking forward to seeing your new house all decorated too.

p.s. good to know that I'm not the only person whose toys were all male. MR. Pigeon proves this :-)

Manoute said...

Awsome! I love your BW pix.

Bethany Hissong said...

First, I'm hungry now and secondly I would have loved to see the Titian paintings with you! Your photography is so professional looking now Di... I think someone should hire you for a travel magazine!! I LOVE the photography!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Di -- your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The blues in the canal pictures are perfect -- so deep and pretty, I wish I were there!!!