Il Veneto
        Venice and the Lido                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Monday, June 14        Bassano to Venice,   76km,   752 km to date    















Piazza San Marco, with the domes of St. Mark's Cathedral, and the white building on the right,
the Doge's Palace.

        I'm afraid you'll have to pan right again.
This is the shore of the Lido as we approach the dock at Santa Maria Elisabetta rear the white dome. The hotel I'd reserved was about ten km down the island to the right
I loved this place... so laid back, cool ocean breeze, sand everywhere. The ten km ride was no problem at all — the island is flatflatflat.

More evidence of the tourist office lady's wisdom: locals living on the Lido leave their bikes at the dock when they go to work in the city. I guess they have some way of finding them too, when they come home in the evening.


With the island being so flat, everyone on the Lido travells by bike.
[there were some cars]



  Tuesday, June 15 Lido di Venezia   to   San Vito da Tagliamento,    89km    

My plan for the day was to leave to the east, riding along the beach, then heading north towards the Dolomites.

First thing was to retrace my
ride back to the ferry dock at
Santa Maria Elisabetta.

I had a second look at some of the beautiful villas. This is looking down one of the little side canals.
Those are azeleas lining the bank. On the left you can see steps down
to a private dock.















End of the day at
the Hotel Patriarca,
San Vito da Tagliamento