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... crying and came to console me...the truth is, I was thinking of my mum. The Basilica is amazing, all the intricate mosaics on the floor and the artwork on the walls are just magnificent...again it all seems surreal. It was way past lunchtime, so off we went in search for somewhere to have a meal. We stopped at a restaurant walking back from the Basilica called Ristorante Pizza e Bar Da Celio I had to have the fish soup and Mary ordered the cuttlefish ink spaghetti. Both meals ...
... place quite easily on foot.
The kids enjoyed their first taste of Italian foods; thin crust pizza and fresh pasta with savouy toppings were a hit! I was more inclined to try the pesce (fish) which Venice is known for, and I wasn't disappointed. And of course, the gelato! It was hard to resist this delectable treat, especially when gelateria were at every turn in the road!
Friday night, we wandered the streets and took in the ...
... our trip, and we made a quick stopover at a cookie store where I bought some macaroons!!! We could only afford 4 with my small change, and got a raspberry, choc raspberry, vanilla, and chocolate chilli. Was amazing little mouthfuls of happiness.
We walked back to St Mark’s square, had a look into the cathedral and basilica, then we walked around past the Doges Palace where the royal family used to live. Connected to the back of the palace is the bridge of sighs which ...
Saturday 7th Dec Sitting on a plane at the moment after a mad rush from our hotel. It was once again a bright and early start - I did my usual waking up at 1.30 am in the morning and struggled to get back to sleep again. The alarm went off at 5 am and the. The morning started with reap king, checking luggage weight, showers, an early morning cuppa and ready to be out for our Joppa bus at 6.40. Our flight is due ...
... about church bells. We had a great meal at the Osteria right across the street. Speaking of food -- we had very good meals including the Venetian specialty, Pasta Nera. We had a lot of fish-- sea bass, squid, etc.
Other sights we visited: The Academia, Friari Church, the Jewish Ghetto, Ca' da Oro, the beautiful little church of S. Maria dei Miracoli --- we went there about three times before we found it open. But well worth it. It ...
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