Venice is hot and crowded
16.06.2012 - 16.06.2012 29 °C
The hotel is another story. While our room is clean (thank goodness), we had no air-conditioning. When we asked to have it hooked up, we were told that we had to pay a E20 deposit in case we break the remote control. We have to unhook lamps to have outlets to plug our chargers into. This hotel gets two stars!
After we settled into the hotel, we wanted to get into Venice as soon as possible, so we caught a bus which was so crowded that we couldn’t even turn around……and rode to the water taxi terminal. I think everyone on Lido had the same thoughts. We were herded onto a boat, where everyone invaded my personal space. We were packed together like sardines with no safety notice, no life jackets – it was terrifying. I had visions of it tipping over and drowning.
I have one thing to say about Venice…..don’t go on Saturday. It was packed! I felt like we were visiting Italy in Disney World. It is a total tourist attraction. After dinner, we ran into a gondola guy and arranged for our gondola ride. It was dark and less crowded and absolutely beautiful! I did enjoy this special treat. The ride back to the hotel was less crowded also. We got home at 11:30 – exhausted!