Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 SFC - To Murano

We had a whole day in Venice before boarding Crystal Serenity. The Hancock's had not been to Venice before, and so the Crystal Cruises hospitality desk was kind enough to arrange a trip to Murano's glass blowing factories.  CruiseGran decided to stay at the Hotel Bauer, and cousins Suzanne and Bill decided to take the train to Padua, so we were a merry party of 12 in the water taxi over to Murano.

Our water taxi pilot waves a greeting to a friend.

(are all Italian men gorgeous?)

The views from the water are simply stunning.

And breathtaking.

And wonderful.

Winding our way through small canals, we glimpsed a view of everyday Venetian life.

So THAT's how garbage is handled.

One way is one it street or canal.

I wonder how old this doorway is?

Glad we didn't need this service!

Construction work floats in Venice!

Then it was onto Venice's version of the autostrada.

Hello Murano- the home of centuries-famous Venetian glass!!

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