Took the train from Cavazzale to Venice. Spent the day in Venice with Scotty and Scott.
|The famous Gondolas of Venice|
|I promise this is not photoshopped. I was really there. Rain-drenched hair and all!|
|UPS Boat - Looks a little different than the square brown truck.|
|At the shore line. The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore is in the background|
|The Famous Bridge of Sighs|
Legend states that this beautiful bridge was named for the sound criminals would
make as they walked over the bridge on their way to prison
|Moving everything along the water|
|The Grand Canal|
|Couldn't resist--another door.|
|Beautiful alley way - ignore thumb on top right.|
|Rising water has a whole different meaning here.|
|Ponte di Rialto|
|On the Ponte di Rialto|
|Loved this entry way.|
|This is the Piazza San Marcos. |
When we first arrived it was flooded, but after we went through the Cathedral
the water had receded quite a bit.
|San Marcos Piazza flooded from the high water|
taken from atop St. Mark's Bascillica
|Perhaps long lost relatives?|
|Enjoying lunch at the Nuova Grotta restaurant. Raw oysters .|
|Gnocchi in cheese sauce. The best dish by far. |
Gnocchi was light and literally melted in your mouth.
Cheese sauce amazing. Ate less than half.
Hubby and son finished this off.
|Dessert chocolate cheese cake|
|Ferrari racing car in the Ferrari store.|
Great day of seeing a city I'd dreamed of one day visiting. Yes, it's just like the pictures and the movies!
Long day. Took trains back to Cavazzale. Buona notte. (Good night)