We have been in Venice for 3 days and depart tomorrow evening on the night train via Milan and Switzerland to Dijon. Venice has been breathtaking. It’s actually better than I remember it which was surprising.
Of course the crowds can be tiring but once you get off the main squares and shopping areas and into the dark alleys and quiet residential areas is just beautiful.
Our private watertaxi over to Murano Island was a highlight. Once there we did a quick tour of the glassworks, watched a Master knock up a gorgeous glass dolphin figurine in about 2 minutes and had the hard sell sales pitch (we didn’t buy anything mainly because the cheapest thing was €500!), we wandered around the gorgeous quiet island for a few hours.
Last night we looked for a restaurant I had seen on Trip Advisor but couldn’t find it amongst the maze of back alleys here in Canneregio. It didn’t matter because the pasta we had at another trattoria was excellent.
Today we took a gondola over the Grand Canal from outside our hotel to the amazing Mercato (market) where you can buy fish and fresh produce.
This is a pic of our hotel taken from the market looking back over the Grand Canal.
We stopped for a glass of Gingerino Spritzer (very popular here) and a rest. We must be walking miles here. No cars and you need to find a bridge to crossover so plenty of exercise! Just as well with all the gelato we have been consuming. I think the lemonina is the best.
Here is a photo taken from the salon of the hotel looking out onto the canal.