Friday, June 17, 2016

Italy Blog #4: A Boat Tour Through Venice's Grand Canal

View of the Grand Canal from our room
In this 4th blog about our trip to Italy,and we're taking you on a tour into the Grand Canal

WHAT IS THE GRAND CANAL? - The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. It is 2 miles long.
A picturesque view of the Grand Canal
 One end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice. It is 3.8 km long, and 30 to 90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).


The water comes to the level of the doors





VIDEO OF ONE OF OUR BOAT RIDES- When we first arrived at the hotel, we knew that a tour guide would be waiting for us in 4 hours. After a quick nap, we met our tour guide and he took us on a boat through the Grand Canal, and you can see the video below.

NEXT: A WALKING TOUR THROUGH VENICE'S ISLAND OF DOSODOURO & THE "BEAKED" DOCTOR

video

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14