Trip Start Sep 02, 2013
41Trip End Oct 11, 2013
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We gathered again at midday and got on another water taxi bound for the island of Burano for lunch and more shopping. Burano is a village where lace is made, and the shops were beautiful. The tablecloths, napkins, runners, hankies, dollies made of linen and lace - exquisite. Oh I did covet! (You will smile Alma). I watched a lady making lace - so fine and precise and she was totally focused. The village itself was lovely and the meal. - oh my. Predominately fish served, but for those not keen on seafood, alternative of chicken or steak offered. Started with fish pâté on bread or Italian toast, then fish lasagne, next fish risotto, then grilled fish with salad, fruit and Italian biscuits. (Mary G - you would have loved it!). And of course Italian red and white wine on the table. Those who ate everything then waddled around shopping. I did NOT eat everything and had a spring in my step checking out the beautiful shops, and wishing, not for the first time on this trip, that we knew what sex our, every soon to arrive, first grandchild was!!! Back on the water taxi and an hour later we were headed for Florence. The countryside is now flat and again very agricultural - several market gardens. It could easily be Werribee South!. Farmers out ploughing or walking in their "fields".
We arrived in Florence at 7.30pm - a very busy city at that time of night. Enjoyed a nice meal with new friends, Greg and Sharlene who hail from Victoria BC. In the morning we do a walking tour of Florence before moving on to Rome.