A Day in Venice: From Tintoretto to Bardolino

Here’s a great piece from Orna O’Reilly’s blog “Travelling Italy” about her recent day trip to Venice. It has been 19 years since I have been to Venice, so I think it is about time I return.

Orna O'Reilly: Travelling Italy

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Arriving in Venice on a cold winter’s day, I was looking forward to attending a wine tasting courtesy of Venice Events.

Gliding across the Ponte della Libertà on the train into Santa Lucia, the railway station, I looked out over the wintry Venice Lagoon and, as always, revelled in my good fortune in living just a quick train ride away from La Serenissima.

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I had planned my day carefully, making time for a long-overdue visit to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and to the famous church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Friari, both of which happen to be within easy walking distance of the station.

Strolling through Venice on my way towards the Rialto, I admired the general activity on the Grand Canal.

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As the wine tasting was scheduled for 17.30 and I had arrived in Venice at lunch hour, I had plenty of time for a cicchetti and…

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  1. it’s been 22 years since I was last in Venezia! I go to Italia every year, but there is just too much to see and do! I need to go back to Venezia soon! ciao, Cristina

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    1. I was considering going in a couple of weeks if I can make it happen. Everything I’m seeing lately seems to be about Venice. I think it is a sign…lol.


      1. In bocca al lupo. Hope you make it!

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  2. I was just in Venice last May and it was gorgeous! I was way overdue to return and so glad I did. There is no place quite like it.

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    1. Now you’re really making me want to go even more…lol!! I’m thinking of doing a last minute trip in a couple of weeks if I can swing it. I really feel that Italy urge. 😉

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      1. Yeah, I know what you mean! All the best:)

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