In the late afternoon, we went across to the Ducal Palace where we paid the 13 euros entry fee and had a wonderful time exploring all the artwork filled rooms, looking at the maps and oversized globes, the small suits of amour and then the piece de resistance – the Ponte Dei Sospiri. One of my favorite things is looking out from inside the Bridge of Sighs, at all the other tourists, looking in.
(Journaling: It’s always eerie standing inside the Bridge of Sighs.
I am looking out at all the tourists gathered on the little bridge outside.)
Then we went downstairs to the cafe. A very peaceful half hour was then spent sipping cappuccini in the Ducal Palace café, watching the gondole gliding rhythmically by. Alessandro had a sundae.
(Journaling: Alessandro and I had looked through the Ducal Palace and walked over the Bridge of Sighs.)
Later we walked over to Campo Manin and ate dinner there, our Campo San Provolo restaurant being closed on Thursdays.
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