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I rank Venice as my #1 city that I saw on this trip of northern Italy with ease. We arrived Wednesday morning and right when you walk out of the train station, the grand canal is right in front of you with bridges going across it, gondolas passing, and boats everywhere. We also were there during Carnivale, which is an Italian celebration that I …
... br> Took ourselves off across the water to the San Michelle cemetery. Along w dozens of others, many of whom had large bouquets of flowers. We spent a very pleasant hour wandering around, saw Igor Stravinsky's grave, also Serge Diaghelev. Diaghelev's was all hung about with ballet shoes which dancers had left behind. Ezra Pound was somewhere but we didn’t find him.
From there we went further on to Murano and plodded from glass shop to glass shop. Some ...
... is about a ten minute walk towards the lagoon , past the street hawkers and across a couple of bridges, through the piazza, past the big **** building surrounding the piazza and the Dumo, and find a lane . Phew. Must find out what the big **** building is sometime. It surrounds the piazza.
So through the square, following the map, 5:00pm and bright as our midday and still hot, we are excited about finding our shop. We were very clever and backtracked a lot of where ...
... The end of the meal is the worst time to irritate patrons. This may be a result of the lack of importance of tipping here.
As the day winded down the three of us walked north through Dorsoduro stopping for beers, snapping photos and listening to street music. We walked around the Frari Church and headed back towards the Rialto Bridge (Heather's first time). Tanya's and my 24 hour pass for the Vaparetto had run out so we debated resting our legs illegally ...
... entree which was very nice then I had a beef steak which turned out to be poorly cut wiener snitchel which wasn't cooked very nicely either, and Esther had King prawns which she enjoyed. I was hanging out for real meat but I learnt if a country is good at a certain food you should probably just stick to it! For dessert, we wandered the streets until we found one of many gelato stores which are always good and decent value. After another boat ride, we caught the bus ...