I have to say Venice has very disappointing Gelato but the chocolate is good and it comes in very handy sizes big and big and it is good.
Everything is amazingly expensive and yes I KNOW you warned me. Everything is bought in by boat and I mean everything. DHL Couriers
And Miele washing machines.
The city itself is just amazing, both Sue and I have agreed that despite the not so good gelato this is our favourite place yet. Such a beautiful city.
Our hotel is at the end of this canal, if you click on the photo you will see the name.
This is what Sue had for lunch, it was the 'special bruschetta' and cost 6.50 euro.
This is peak hour (traffic jam) Venice style.
I should also point out that despite the gelato not being so good we are indeed still eating it. I mean please as if we wouldn't.
We started the day walking across the Rialto bridge to the markets, you can see why they call it Tourist Lane, nothing but junk. Thankfully we kept walking and came across the daily fresh produce markets that are used by the locals. We did try a peach but it was just ok. (If we had been 'local' I doubt he would have sold it to us).
Even the fruit and veg are brought in by boat.
We spent hours walking around just getting to know Venice. We ended up at the Accademia, which we walked through. We also walked through at least three Churches. I lit a candle for my Dad at the first Church as he isn't feeling to well and I felt sorry for him, then I lit a candle for Virginia in the second Church because I felt sorry for her! I would have taken a photo but no camera's allowed, very rude.
Sue has gone off to a Church tonight to listen to Vivaldi, I am minding the forte and going to bed early.