Vaporetto ride to Murano

March 2012 trip to Madrid, Venice, Verona, Milan and Paris.

Venice: Water taxi, Sestiere di Castello, San Marco in the morning,
Murano, Ristorante A Beccafico, Secret Itinerary Tour, Campanile,
Cathedral Basilica, Osteria Ae Sconte, Rialto Markets, Jewish Ghetto,
San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria della Salute, Gondola Ride

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San Marco and the Campanile

Tuesday, day 4

After breakfast, we walked out to the nearby vaporetto stop and caught waterbus #5.1 around to the far side of Venice, where we switched to waterbus #4.2 to Murano.

The 5.1 route took us around the south shore of the Dorsoduro sestieri, which includes the highest land areas of Venice. This route then took us past the shipping area, up the Canale Scomenzera through an industrial area including the cruise terminal and ferry port. Eventually we went a short distance on the Grand Canal (Canal Grande), past the Santa Lucia, and took the Canale di Cannaregio out to the north shore of the Cannaregio sestiere. Where the Cannaeregio and Grand canals met, we saw a police officer in a booth, checking boat speeds with radar.

The Basilica of St. Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) with the Punta della Dogana art museum in the foreground

San Marco (St. Mark's Square) from the water
San Marco with the Campanile tower, the Doge's Palace (at right) and the Procuratie Nuove (at the left)

Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (Il Redentore) - Venice
Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore) is commonly known as Il Redentore (1577 - 1592)

Police speed radar in Venice
Police booth with radar checking speeds on the canals

Canale di Cannaregio - Venice
Canale di Cannaregio, just north of the Grand Canal

wine boat - Venice
Wine boat with the Isola di San Michele (Island of the Dead) cemetery in the distance

Dante's Barge - Venitian Lagoon
"Dante's Barge" by Russian sculptor Georgy Frangulyan

Isola di San Michele

San Michele in Isola church & monastery at the left with the cemetery behind the wall

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