Day 1. A morning in Treviso then onto Venice

It was an early start to the day as our Ryanair flight to Italy's Treviso airport was departing from Leeds Bradford airport at 06.40 am.  The upside of this being that we were enjoying coffee and croissants in Piazza dei Signori (Treviso's main square) at 10.30 am.   The town centre is only two miles …

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Day 2. Riding along Venice’s Grand Canal

 Our first task after breakfast was to walk around to the Academia Vaporetto station and buy tickets (72 hour passes) for unlimited travel on the water buses.  Our accommodation lies midway between two routes, Academia and Zattere giving us plenty of options. It was so lovely taking to the water and riding along the Grand Canal, …

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Day 3. The Venice Lido

It was raining this morning, but with umbrellas at the ready we took the water bus out to the Lido (Lido de Venezia).  It's very different out here as there are roads and cars, so the magic of Venice with its canals and gondolas is lost.  It's a barrier island separating the Venetian lagoon from …

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Day 4. A Vaporetto ride to Murano and Burano

It was raining once again at breakfast time but we still decided to visit the outlying islands of Murano and Burano as planned.  On arrival in Murano we headed indoors to the famous glass factory where we were just in time to watch a glass blowing demonstration and then look round the factory shop. Sheltering …

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Day 5 and 6. Our final day in Venice

Day 5:  After two rainy days, we woke to bright sunshine and were able to enjoy breakfast sitting out on our roof terrace.  The plan was to explore the very attractive neighbourhood between the Vaporetto stations of Zattere and Academia where we were staying. The long, wide waterfront promenade of Zattere, away from the hordes …

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