Today was our day to visit the Doge’s Palace. It was the heart of the Venetian government from the 9th century, but the present palace was not built until the 14th century. The chief executive was a Duke, or Doge, an elected official with sweeping powers over life and death.
There appeared to be far fewer tourists today judging by the outside of the palace.
That night I was looking for “things to do in Venice” and found “5 things not to do.” Too bad I hadn’t read it the day before! Ordering a Bellini in a restaurant was one of them. Tourists…gotta love ‘em!
This was a great restaurant right on the water...
Max Ernst, an artist with a bizarre mind! We all agreed these two paintings of his (which supposedly depicted their relationship) were the most controversial.
This lady was in the square every day with her dog. She didn’t appear to sell too much, but she was always there. The dog wore a sweater and a burberry skirt...poor thing!
start of our journey, we visited 11 countries and travelled over 25,000 miles. This was definitely a trip of fantastic memories! Here endeth the blog...