*Only five month late*
To Review the Rest of the Trip:
I've said for years that I had to get to Venice before it was completely under water. Now of course I know this will not happen in my lifetime, but each year it does sink and I wanted to make sure I got to see it before it was a huge mess.
We road on the water bus to San Marco and ventured down this extremely narrow street to get to our hotel.
We didn't really have any plans so we just headed towards Piazza San Marco. Pizzaza San Marco is the main square in Venice. It's home to St. Mark's Basillica, the Doge's Palace, the a super cool clocktower. It also is the most likely to flood portion of the entire city. When we got there the raised sidewalks were setup and there was about 3 inches of standing water. By the end of the day it had subsided. Here are a few pics:
The second part of our day we headed to the famous Teatro La Fenice. It's burned twice and been completely rebuilt. Here's a couple pics we snuck.
The next day we went to Verona which you saw the review of already. On the way there we cruised through this great outdoor market. Wouldn't it be nice to get this fresh of food all the time?
At the conclusion of the race they brought a large stocking and hung it from the Rialto bridge. To Josh and I this seemed like a combination of Christmas and Halloween. Good kids get candy from the witch and bad kids get coal.
We were cruising around town and happened apon a gondalier who was willing to cut us a deal. So off we were on our Venetian gondola ride. It was pretty cool cruising around the Grand Canal and seeing the amazing buildings from a different perspective. We even had tourists taking our pictures. Here are a few of our favorites from the ride.
What's the best way to savor your last evening in Venice? Starting it drinking a cafe and Prosecco on the water watching the sunset.
And like that our trip was over.