Well we returned safely from
And the history of the place – well it just reeks of history, famous people and all plus that unique feeling whenever you go to
We walked and walked, getting lost very frequently and losing our way down endless narrow streets and across countless canal bridges even with a map!! I couldn’t imagine trying to find my way around
We did most of the main sights, St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica di san Marco, the spectacular Palazzo Ducale (the Doge’s Palace), the picturesque Grand Canal and even a trip across the Lagoon to the pretty fishing village of Burano, an island mini-version of Venice famous for it’s lace industry and we experienced a horrendously expensive ride on one of the famous Venetian gondolas!!
Armed with some great ‘foodie’ recommendations from our friends Elaine and Sandy Downs, we enjoyed eating at a couple of really nice restaurants, the Osteria San Marco and Alle Testiere both of which were absolutely superb – many thanks, E&S!!
And yes, we even did the famous Harry’s Bar where we enjoyed one of their original and speciality Bellini cocktails followed by a light (but very expensive!) lunch; well, you just HAVE to do these things before you die, don’t you?!
So, a lovely few days spent in the sun in a fabulous, historic and unique place – but if you’re thinking of visiting, start saving now!! It’s really, really expensive but probably worth it overall.