"Visit Venice After Dark" Italy Things to Do Tip by no1birdlady

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  Sunset in Venice
by no1birdlady

When you are on a tour, sometimes there are optional evenings offered. I am so glad that we decided to do the Venice After Dark Tour which included dinner. It's so different here after dark. We arrived as the sun was setting in the western sky behind some of the famous landmarks, docking at 8pm. St. Marks Square was alive with an orchestra playing wonderful music and strollers crossing the square. The way it was lit up with lamps was rather magical. We followed our guide Lino down narrow passageways to see the really old part of Venice including a Medieval spiral staircase known as the "snail" adjoining Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, the residence of a noble family in the early 1500's. Then we strolled to our restaurant where we had a wonderful dinner while being serenaded by a gondolier. After dinner we strolled back to the square where our guide bought all of the ladies in our group a red rose to remember the night. It was a wonderful night.

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2005
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