21 April, 2010

Day 19: - Driving on the WRONG side...

For the last night in Venice, after dinner, we took in some of the bands that were plain in St Marks square... It was really beautiful in there, a cool night (no where NEAR as cold as earlier in the trip) and very peaceful! BUT, I alos wanted to get some night photography done as well! I walked back to the Rialto Bridge to get a couple.

Rialto Bridge Night, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Rialto Bridge Night, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

When we woke the following morning, after breakfast, we decieded to take the water taxi to the Airport to collect the car for the trip to Florence. On the way, we noticed that an Iberia A320 was on approach, so airlines were back in business!

Taxi to Airport, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.
Taxi to airport, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.

Once we got the car, and I familiarised myself with the opposite to what I know,. It felt very strange for a little bit, but by the time I was going after about 15 mins, I was all good! I set the Garmin for Florence and we were off! Trouble was though, it took us OFF the motorway, to go through a toll, only to rejoin the motorway! Then it took me off an exit (even though Florence was straight ahead) only to find it wanted me to go where a road did not exist! So we did an extra 30 odd klm for nothing! But the best was when we got into Florence as due to roadworks and some (more) recent one way streets, we ended up going around the block a couple of time with different back lanes until we finally got to the hotel... phew, it was over!

So now, tonight, we had a cheap dinner of a couple of Pizza's, a bottle of wine and we are now in bed, well, the Grey Brigade are anyway!

Pizza wine for dinner Florence, originally uploaded by AussiePomm.


  1. Next trip you can book me as your driver. I am good on M roads and I can drive on the right without a hitch! lol!
    Looks like fun. Pizza and wine! Sounds good to me!

  2. Very nice photos, Bernie. The night views are terrific!!


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