Le Avventure Di Sophia Graf

My thrilling adventures in Europe!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


We took a two hour train ride from Milan to Venice and met the daughter of the owner of our rented apartment, who showed how to find it in the maze of Venice. It was a rather crummy place that had the sense of an old mansion at night. Even so, we had access to our own private canal, where we could dock our invisible boat.

Things We Saw:
• Casa D’Oro – an old mansion on the Grand Canal
• Grand Canal – the main canal that runs through most of Venice
• Piazza San Polo – a piazza near our apartment surrounded by shops and restaurants, but empty in the middle. It was always relatively empty, especially compared to San Marco
• Piazza San Marco – the biggest square in Venice, home Saint Mark’s Cathedral and hundreds of pigeons. The pigeons are only encouraged by the many stands selling birdseed.
• Isle of Murano – the island famous for its glass. We went at 7:00 PM, thinking we were so smart and that there would be no crowds. We were wrong. Everything was closed, even the glass stores, and the island was a ghost town.
• Rialto Bridge – after we went to murano we ate at a nice resturaunt by the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. The bridge is really neat because it’s huge and has shops going up and down it.



deen said...

cool...did you take a boat ride through the whole city???


August 19, 2007 10:39 AM  
jgraf said...

no we didn't do that. .. the gondola rides were roughly 100 euros, but we did ride the water taxis all over the place (they're like the subways)

August 21, 2007 12:09 PM  
deen said...



August 21, 2007 7:40 PM  
delilah<3 said...

ah i miss you
i sent you emails and a bunch of stuff
i go by delilah know
and pleez reply to my other comments

August 24, 2007 8:26 PM  
Delilah<3 said...


August 24, 2007 8:26 PM  
deen said...

is it just me or have alot of those pictures only been put in really recently???


August 24, 2007 8:37 PM  

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