To whom to trust in Venice? The Fourth day - also do not put day of fourth
at all, and some morning hours. To pack things, to be discharged from hotel and to go to station to wait for the ship of “Allilaguna“ which will bring to the airport. And here, having taken seat on a bench in a small waiting room (unlike vaporetto, the ship goes not so often), I am surprised to that how much was in time for so short visit.
Having reached the end of history, I admit that did not tell it and half. The trip on the island was left in the basket - klabdishche San - Michele where I tried to find Brodsky`s grave, and the whole crew of the German pensioners looked for Stravinsky`s grave. And, here chagrin for the Russian liberals, about Brodsky Germans knew nothing! Thought that some Russian politician.
Did not write about evening visit of “multi-colored“ Burano in which the most interesting is exactly swimming on a big vaporetto. Local overage (years for forty) lumpens organized card tournament directly in a board and with passion were cut in something similar on black Jack to a final stop.
The tourists who came back with Burano were expected by change of routes of city “water trams“ in connection with a flood and the compelled night walk on the city - a labyrinth. It was most difficult to explain what happened to two Frenchwomen (lived in the same hotel, as I). They did not understand my English, and I am them. It was necessary to find the real Englishwoman who became the live translator.
Did not manage to tell about long walk on the Arsenal (it both the inhabited residential district, and acting voyenno - sea base, and ancient shipyard) where on a wall of a sea fort dedication to the died seamen of “Kursk“ is drawn. The true Venetian communists whose office is painted in bright red tone live in the same area and it is decorated with a sickle and a hammer. And thousands more of trifles like the boys playing soccer on the small platform behind houses, or wet linen which Venetians hang up in flights between houses. And even over the building of carabineers someone`s pants, socks, sheets hang. And still Europe!
Throughout the story persistently used the word “street“, and they are not, per se, simply in Venice! The fact that in the city Rio is called it is the channel filled with water. On it it is only possible to float, and to walk here on foot --! However, and there are exceptions - Rio Terra: earlier it was the real water channel, and then it was covered with earth. But how to translate Rio into Russian? Google Translator offers the word... Rio. No, it is not Rio - - Zhaneyro! However, the word is translated from Portuguese correctly - “river“. But at what here Venice? I did not solve this riddle. Perhaps to you will carry more.
Besides rio, there is still calle and satoportego. What is «satoporty“, I guessed quickly - it is the street with a ceiling (consider the long tunnel). And here to a calla is, perhaps, the only thing that is similar to the normal city street. Only very narrow. Sometimes and to one it is difficult to pass. Short transition between two calle is called ramo (Rameau). However, the deadlock can be called so too.
What else to remember? Ah yes, umbrellas! Venetians extremely scornfully treat them. If the umbrella falls on a floor (the deck?) salon vaporetto, the owner will lift it only at an exit. At the same time the umbrella is a certain way to define the real Venetian. Aboriginals have long umbrellas with the bent handles. Such models here in the course. At an entrance (whether it be a residential building, shop or church) there is a special vessel for umbrellas.
Special it on mission, and so carries out its role either a plastic bucket, or a beautiful vase with a wide throat (such stand in gift shops). Perhaps, there is a special word for these vessels, but I do not know it. Having come into the room, it is necessary to leave an umbrella in this vessel. The folding umbrella - the automatic machine disappears in long vessels entirely, and it is not convenient to get it from there extremely. But it is necessary to drag an umbrella with himself, especially in the spring and in the fall.
Girls of Venice with pleasure wear gumboots. In the spring and in the fall boots - the most practical footwear in the city. Many students earn additionally in souvenir shops or cafe. But the youth prefers to live out of Venice. Once in the city there will be only tourists and immigrants - sellers.
But Venice already changed players of the population - ancient veneta were Romanized, mixed up with Greeks and Arabs, having turned... No, not in Italians. Do not blurt out to somebody from local it! The Venetian is... Venetian. You know who is most of all not lucky to be lost in the city? To the Italian. Locals easily pretend that non porlano italiano. The Venetian dialect really strongly differs from common Italian.
In the city there are real metalworkers - with a paunch, a leather biker jacket and a beard. They hang out in Hard Rock Cafe near Bacino Orseolo - it is the parking of gondolas near San Square - Marko, but not on the embankment, and in the area. Whether there are among them bikers - a riddle, but hardly anyone - that from them would leave an iron horse in several kilometers from cafe - to the city and by bicycle will not drive. There is no ban per se, but having hardly squeezed into the next turn of calle, you drive all thoughts of wheel transport away.
However, on the island - the resort of Lido buses go. On Lido it is necessary to come to a beach season (from May to September). Exactly here beaches of Venice are located. I arrived in March, therefore on Lido there were nothing to do. Many Jews coming to Venice to look at the Jewish ghetto of the 16th century, complain about absence in the city of the Jewish cemetery. But in the city of the whole two cemeteries for followers of Judaism, and both are on Lido. The Jewish ghetto should be visited, exactly there are 8 - floor “skyscrapers“. As it was forbidden to expand borders, the Venetian Jews “extended“ up. At the same time all synagogues, for example, were projected by Christian architects - for Jews it was forbidden to be engaged in any kind of art.
Well, here and ship. The way back borrows much longer than time - almost an hour and a half instead of the put forty minutes. Focused on tourists, seamen put a long bend to show more sea water area of Venice. Consider it when calculating time to a departure. Perhaps, you will prefer to stay longer in the city, and to return by bus - only half an hour of driving.
I say goodbye to the city - the archipelago (Venice is located on 118 islands) and I finish the story. On the question “To Whom to Trust in Venice?“ the answer simple - believe yourself!