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... views from the bus. Apparently in the past when the walled castle was occupied, they threw all their rubbish down into the basement. Many years later when they were doing it up for tourism they cleaned out all those years of accumulated rubbish. Tourists now walk through that area which is very clean and lined with souvenir shops. It was very hot outside but cool in the stone castle area.
A day at sea was a welcome break on Monday. ...
... traveling to Venice. Fortunately, we felt very comfortable with the route until we went outside and saw the Metro entrance closed. I thought that was very strange. So now we were going to have to try to navigate the whole distance on buses. Just wasn't as comfortable doing that and had to get a bus ticket. As we looked around for a kiosk outside to buy the ticket, we saw a different Metro entrance and it was open! Yea!!
Jeff and I decided the ...
... more meaningful and interesting to Phillip so after two floors of viewing I left him to continue on his own.
I waited at the cafe nearby, ordered a pot of tea (having had my caffeine fix earlier) and I wanted "something small and sweet". The waiter, although Italian spoke good English since this bar is near the Academia and an attraction for many English speaking tourists, among others. He suggested a muffin. Since there is no Italin word for muffin, ...
... then wandered on the other side of the Grand Canal. In one of the alleys I came across a fish pedicure - OMG - it was amazing popular. As I was watching a couple of women put their feet into the fish tanks and screeched as the tiny fish started to nibble away on their feet. I was tempted but would prefer to have read a little bit about it - also it looked like everyone was putting their feet into the same water each ...
... station – even though a short distance it was pouring with rain!
We then went for a wander and saw some sights – with most (other) tourists cowering in the rain.
And both David and I bought a bag – me a PURPLE one and DCD a large dark brown overnight bag. And they are both from a Florence maker – not a Chinese franchise – or so we hope.
Oh last night I had the most delicious Sword Fish Carpaccio!
And yay – ...