Those trips provided me with just what I needed: lots of fun and relaxation.
During my time in Italy with my best friends, we payed Venice a day's visit. Driving from Riva del Garda to Venice takes a little more than two hours, the distance being 200 km. So we got up somewhat early and arrived in Venice around 11 am.
|a symbol typical for Venice: the winged lion*|
|il Ponte di Rialto|
|la Piazza di San Marco|
|il Ponte dei Sospiri |
(did you know its name translates to "bridge of sighs", because it lead to Venice's prison, and it is said that people were able to hear the sighs of the prisoners from this bridge?)
|la Basilica di San Marco|
|part of the Palazzo Ducale to the left, seen from the Piazza di San Marco|
|There's a storm coming up, Mr. Wayne.|
lots of rain clouds accompanying us on our way out of Venice*
We didn't know about that yet, though, and kept driving for quite a couple of kilometres, me keeping my eyes open for any road signs with cities on it that sounded familiar. And when the first exit came, I was quite shocked. The road sign read something along the lines of Jesolo - Caorle. Both two lovely towns to which I've already been on vacation, and both located at the seaside. Our destination however, Riva del Garda, is far away from the sea. Obviously. Luckily we'd only been driving in the wrong direction for almost an hour, so off we went into the direction we came from, to then get back home.
But at some point we finally made it! And it was quite an educational experience to be honest :D
Hope I didn't bore you with my anecdotes!
Has anyone has a similiar trip to Venice?
* pictures marked with a * are courtesy of a dear friend of mine. Thanks so much Mau for letting me use those, you're awesome!