Locanda Ai Santi Apostoli
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If there were ever a place that I would live outside of the United States, it would be Venice. As most of you know, I am half Italian. My father was born in Sicily, and came to the US as a toddler. That being said, I have always grown up around Italian being spoken. I also took an Italian class last fall semester. With both of those facts in mind, I went to Italy with some Italian under my belt, but not too terribly much. Honestly, ...
... but I decided that I would indulge in the English afternoon tea: smoked salmon sandwiches, little toasted lemony scones with strawberry jam and cream, and English Breakfast tea., all served on a huge silver platter by a waiter in formal dress, including a bowtie, which impressed Xander no end. Add to that a tiny bottle of lemonade (for him; €9) and a bottle of acqua minerale (gassata, grazie), and the bill came to just under €60! But we lingered, listened to the ...
... as they passed. Families collecting at increasingly expanding tables in the restaurant as they all gathered to share a meal together. At 8:00pm the church bells rang out around the courtyard which was filled with the smell of jasmine and the lights of the setting sun. Ridiculously idyllic.
... Dad and I quickly discovered on our vacation that morning was one of the best times to do "touristy" things as people were still eating breakfast and hadn't gotten out yet. If you wanted to do something that was going to be crowded all day, go early! The climb to the top was a great workout. It consisted of circular staircases, then (both going up and down) you were able to go across the catwalk inside the dome and have a look at the church below, and the rest of ...
... before taking the train into Venice again. Even though, today was a holiday in most of Europe and especially in the Venice area, the train was much less crowded than yesterday. We had decided that would we go to Murano and Burano today, so upon arrival in Venice we purchased our tickets for the vaporetto. First, we went to Murano and spent a couple of hours there and then over to Burano, where we had some lunch ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed