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Ciao! I'm here in Venice, now!
Unfortunely I'm a little sick, so I couldn't do everything I want, but I went to "Teatro La Fenice", and it was terrific!
After the theater, I went to eat, at "Ristorante Antico Martini", and I gotta say... Their food is delicious! My wallet isn't that happy, but my belly loved that place.
I went to a tour …
... but a great atmosphere, despite being so touristy.
We had a great meal at a local trattoria recommended by the reception guy as being for the locals and then went down to San Marco Square around 9.30pm which was pretty wet after a big thunderstorm.
Not too many people around and another magic time as there were three older-style bands playing out the front of some of the restaurants. Great music and talented musicians.
... Nanette is loving the quirky shops that line most of the alleys, and I take the odd few photos here and there.
Lunchtime. We do as the locals do and drop into a trattoria. Our host gives us the menu. We go through the charade of pretending to understand Italian, and then ask him to recommend some pizzas. Somehow, Nanette ends up with a kind of Hawaiian pizza with balsamic all over ...
... for the audience. Our last full day in Venice started fairly early as I wanted to go inside St. Marks Basilica...I think if I drag Mary into one more church or museum I'll be in all sorts of trouble as she finds it boring!! When we arrived at St. Marks Square, the queues didn't look too bad. It wasn't long before we went inside, I didn't know what to expect, but I was just overwhelmed. My emotions got the better of me when I sat in the prayer area. Mary must have realised ...
... fine artwork adorning the walls.
Unfortunately by this point I realised that I had a fever and was rather sick. When we met up for drinks in the bar I looked like an eskimo rugged up in everything I had, while the others pulled off everything they had.
Tonight I dined with three fellow contiki members, who had also not chosen the optional. I ordered a basil and tomato pasta, and it was just divine! Perfect Italian pasta, a meal I ...