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On route to Venice we stopped over in Bologna and Fiorana, the home of Italian auto porn. More of that here. If ever you visit Venice out of season you will dodge the festivals there. Even without the crowds and while we were there in early winter, it was still busy. It is a very romantic city but do not think you will spend time there or can even afford to eat there. It’s damn expensive.

Sip slowly on that expensive espresso. Piazza del Marco

We had an espresso at the Piazza San Marco that were R180-00 for us both. It was Elsebie’s birthday and we decided to splash a bit on wining and dining. Well the wine did not happen and the dine was a quick sandwich. We left the eating for the evening outside of Venice.

Time to rest, Murano Polizia closed.
Time to rest, Murano Polizia closed.
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Skillful glass workers produce the most striking glass in the world.

The island of Murano is a short hop with a water taxi. The glass workshops of Murano conjure writhing chandeliers, swirling goblets and gem-bright jewellery from their red-hot furnaces.

Artist make a horse like this in a few minutes.
Artist makes a horse like this in a few minutes.
Green grocer shop. Everything has to be brought in to Venice by boat.
Real wood carvings. Impressive.
Venice markets.
It is wonderful spending an afternoon hanging around an outside cafe.
Santa Maria della Salute

There are busses, trains and taxis going to Venice which makes it easy to visit during the day and staying for less in hotels outside in Mestre. While in Mestre and at a hotel it was time to wash the kit. It did not have any cleaning since Sudan.  A few days’ stay in hotels do have it’s benefits.

washing the camping stuff in the hotel room while we have hot water and a heater to dry it properly.
Washing the camping stuff in the hotel room while we have hot water and a heater to dry it properly.

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