Wake Up: 6:30am
Weather: Stinking hot
Location: Venice mainland
We took a ferry from the mainland to the island of Venice. This was a great way to see the outskirts of the old city. I walked briefly around the outside of St Marc’s Basilica and many other buildings in the area before checking out a traditional Murano glass-blowing demonstration. It took 5 minutes to make a vase and 5 minutes to make a horse statue. Unbelievable!
A stroll through Venice with a guide to point out all these fantastic little historical titbits left us lost in a side street hunting lunch of bruschetta and proper pizza. The pizza was margherita and so most fabulous! The bruschetta was the best I have ever tasted.
Later in the afternoon we took a gondola ride with champagne through the canals. I sadly almost toppled over our gondola but was saved at the last second by luck. Dinner was a pasta party with four types of pasta and wine, as well as vegetable and seafood antipastos and h’orderves. More wine and then back to the mainland.
Known For: Canals and gondolas, pizza, wine, olive oil, bruschetta, l’amore, carnivale
Sights to Note: St Marc’s Basilica, not so much a sight but I strongly recommend getting lost in Venice, the shops on the bridge