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It is Easy to Be Lost in Venice

It is Easy to Be Lost in Venice

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Shirley Arriving in Venice

It is easy to become lost in Venice. We did it several times. After exiting the train station to a beautiful canal view and descending the marble steps, ah go left and then left at the first street. Sounds simple. Somehow a thick dark line on a map does not translate into a seven-foot wide alley on which we needed to go to our hotel. The alley tucked behind tables between outdoor restaurants was actually a street in Venice.

We checked into the Hotel Stella Alpina Edelweiss. The signora gave us a map and pointed to St. Mark’s Square. “Forty-five minutes by foot,” she said. There are no through streets, alleys or squares. Every two blocks or so has a new name. It took about 45 minutes by foot, but it was not easy. It took a few backtracks, wrong turns, and just follow the crowd to find it.

 

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Venice St Mark’s Square

On our first return, we hopelessly lost in Venice. We asked a local to show us where we were on the map. She points it out. Oh my, just follow this route and be careful of the twists and turns and you will be near the train station in twenty minutes.

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Pizza while Lost in Venice

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Lunch while lost in Venice

Day two, we leave St. Mark’s square and wander off the map. We had lunch- Pizza and salad somewhere. When lost in Venice, we check the free Wi-Fi and locate ourselves. We return to the mapped area. We find a sign that says “ferroviaria,” meaning “train.” We follow the sign back to our hotel near the train station.

 

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Venetian Canal

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Venice Neighborhood

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Ghetto Novo Venice

Eventually, we follow an article listing 10 places to see in Venice. “Secret Venice: Guide to the best Squares in Venice.”  We really enjoyed the Jewish Island called Ghetto Novo.

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