Travel Blogs from Venice
... some dinosaur bones on this island, but alas we were mistaken.
As our weary bones headed towards the house, we decided to grab food near our apartment. We found a great little "Spaghetteria" and popped in for a bite. Jillian had her best fresh pasta of the trip, and my pizza was delicious as well. Although Jillian was craving for some more, we heading home after grabbing our obligatory 2nd gelato of the day.
Gelato Count: Nick 9, Jillian 8.5
... will go on time, but if they are more than an hour away from the destination at 9am they will stop where they are. We would have been about halfway between Florence and Rome by then. Simply could not risk it, even on an earlier train tomorrow.
So….we are now on the Frecciargenta high speed train hurtling towards Rome, having sacrificed a hotel night in Venice and coughed up for another in Rome. That’s what insurance is for, folks.
The journey ...
... us when to get off. Well close meant over a mile away! So we had to walk through a not so great neighborhood with all our bags; a little uneasy but we made it. Turns out we got on 6a when we should have gotten on bus 6b. Went back into town for dinner (on the correct bus) and had a great first Italian meal of lasagna and spaghetti with some great wine! The next day was a full day to spend walking around the canals and seeing the sites! ...
... The food is so good, it's my favourite thing about Italy. On our last meal we very nearly had microwave Italian pasta. I'm the queen of microwaves but we are in Italy for goodness sake. Even I know that's not acceptable. Without paying we left for a fantastic authentic Italian 'Roman' last meal. Home made pasta and deep fired mozzarella balls. Oh my goodness, what a tasty way to end the week!
Tips for Italian eating: Never chop spaghetti with a knife and never accept ...
... seats. Who needs flight entertainment when we had a 'live' one on business class with us.
Our compensation was a free bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
We arrived in Venice quite late on Thursday night.
Awoke early on Friday with exploration on our mind and off we went bright and early to check out this beautiful city.
It has been a wonderful experience to rediscover Venice and its wonderful delights in the Summer. We love ...