Over to Lido, which apparently  fell from grace a couple of decades ago. Well, it’s on the mend. Lovely, quiet and a very different less touristy feel than Venice. That night it’s (1) cocktails on the roof of the hotel (2) the most amazing diner at Zucca … including too much Italian dessert wine thrown …

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Venice, Day 2

Nice view at breakfast (left) then over to the main Islands. Gratuitous ‘selfie’ at the Rialto. We even find the hotel we stayed in seven years ago! (right) St Mark’s Square (where I have my 1st Negroni of the trip) We do a lot of walking to locate a ‘less touristy’ restaurant (which is fairly …

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To Venice

A VERY long day. Taxi to train station. Train to London. Train to Gatwick. Flight to Venice. Boat to hotel. All not helped by the BA flight being 3 hours late. After a bird hitting the flight incoming, time was spent assessing whether the plane was fit to fly. Around 60 minutes later, all was …

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