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I've been wondering for a while what the hell the lucozade looking drink all the locals quaff is. By George! It's that most retro of drinks, Campari. The only thing more retro must surely be Dubonett. Anyway this is my free 'welcome drink' which I haven't got round to til today. They also added aperol, with a warning, and I can see why ...
... walkway between Realto & St. Marks)
Trattoria da Giola--spagetti with scampie & lasagne. Food just ok; very expensive for water and table charge.
Aifabbri--quick lunch that was mediocre and way too expensive.
Birreria Barbanera--talked with a nice man out front--no cover charge; good prices 12-13-euro for first & second courses ...
So we hopped a ferry for a 10 minute ride out to Murano island to see where all the Murano Glass comes from. We saw some glass blowing and moulding, and Sue and I entertained buying a beautiful cavallo (horse). We were taken out to see where they kept the fancy stuff, offered coffee, a special price because it was raining, etc, etc. Spruiking ...
... Venice where we first went on a venture for...FOOD! We hopped on a water bus and took the boat from the train station to the other side of town by San Marco. Here, we found sandwiches and pizza and our grumpy, hungry bodies became happy tourists again. We headed up the Basilica di San Marco tower where we were able to get a 360 view of Venice. It was beautiful with all the orange roofs, church spires, and clear blue water.
After San Marco, ...
... photos of her in her home most intriguing and the sculpture garden very peaceful.
Across the wooden bridge over the Grand Canal we search for lunch. And by chance happen on another small adventure. A tiny restaurant in the Calle des Assassine, 'di Arturo', (chosen quite by chance) turns out to be run by the owner, the chef and the waiter and has seats aplenty. On explaining that the menu had not been changed in 40 years of operation, nor had the staff, ...