GUIDED TOUR OF VENICE
The Floating City crisscrossed with romantic bridges, laced with history and boasting some of the world’s finest art and architecture. During your stay you will see gondolas glide down the Grand Canal before stopping in St. Mark’s Square. Look for the golden weathervane, which resembles archangel Gabriel, atop the 323-foot Campanile (Bell Tower). At the pink-and-white Doge’s Palace, see where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled. Stroll over the Bridge of Sighs, which links the palace to a prison. As they crossed the bridge, prisoners supposedly sighed with perfect sadness as they regarded their beautiful city for the last time.
6:00 AM Depart for water taxi (30-40 min)
6:45 AM Arrive at water taxi
8:00 AM Depart for Venice ( 30 min)
8:30 AM Arrive Venice
9:00 AM Walking Tour (90 min)
* Bridge of Sighs
* Railto Bridge
*Glass Blowing Demonstration (15 min)
10:30 * Doge's Palace - self-guided tour (30 min)
* St. Mark's Square
11:00 AM Gondola (option excursion prices vary)
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free time
4:00 PM Depart Venice via water taxi (30 Min)
5:00 PM Water Taxi
5:30 AM Bus back to Hotel Torino (45 min)
6:00 PM Dinner at Hotel
ACqUA ALTA - "High Water"
I experienced Acqua Alta my last visit to Venice in November, 2004!
Acqua alta occurs when certain events coincide, such as:
...but you never know!