Archive for August 2016
day 1: fly to venice airport. land in the morning local time. take alilaguna boat to venice proper. check in hotel. sleep two hours. walk to san marco. eat dinner near realto bridge. walk back to hotel.
day 2: walk to san marco. tour doge’s palace. eat light lunch in its cafeteria. visit basilica san marco. visit bell tower. eat pasta dinner near san marco. ride gondola. walk around.
day 3: walk to santa lucia train station. buy trenitalia ticket to florence. walk to hotel. line up for a sandwich place and eat it sitting on the curb. walk to ponte vecchio. walk to pitti palace and oltrarno area. walk to piazzale michelangelo. enjoy sunset.
day 4: visit the cupola. tour mercato centrale and have lunch there. visit academia gallery for david. visit the duomo museum. go back to hotel and sleep.
day 5: walk to santa maria novella station. ride local trains to pisa centrale station. walk to the duomo area. visit the leaning tower, basilica, bapstery and the museum. eat pizza lunch in a side alley. ride trains back to florence. walk back to hotel to pick up luggage. walk to the bus station. ride siena rapida to siena. check into hotel. sleep. walk around. dinner. time in piazza del campo.
day 6: visit siena city center: museum, basilica, bapstery, crypt, library etc. eat late lunch in piazza del campo. sleep in hotel. walk around. dinner in wine tasting place. night in piazza del campo.
day 7: walk to bus station in piazza antonio gramsci. ride ordinaria bus back to florence. walk to train station. ride high speed train to venice. walk to hotel. rest. walk along fondamenta nove. walk to mercato realto and piazza san paulo. walk back to fondamenta nove. dinner in restaurant algiubagio.
day 8: walk around the realto bridge area. buy souveniers. ride aliguna boat to venice airport. fly home.