Published on: 5/5/2021
Whenever I visit the “Old Country”, my brother and I, and sometimes with y sister as well, we always visit Italy, and our favorite city Venice.
This time I took also my wife Gwen, my daughter Pamela and two grandchildren for a Mediterranean cruise from Venice on a huge cruise ship “Preciosa”.
We had a full day to roam this story-book city.
We arrived in Venice early morning and had about two days before sail time. We decided to tour the city and took the vaporetto (public boat transport) to Piazza San Marcos.
25 years ago, the vaporetto were small boats, and you could sit up front in the open with a bottle of wine, and travel the city canals with two transfers for one dollar! Oh boy, those were the days!
Today, vaporetto boats are large covered barges, packed with tourists with standing room only, and 5 Euros per ride, no transfers. The place is over-run with tourists.
Although it was early in the morning, the tourists are already waiting in line for entry to the Basilica Sa