It’s my first time to Venice (Italy) and the weather forecast doesn’t look so good…. well nothing was going to keep me from seeing this beautiful city!! Luckily some of my fellow crew felt the same way and we took on the challenge!
We fought off some icy winds with our umbrellas – not even talking about the rain coming from all sides! some of our umbrellas sadly didn’t make it (along with plenty of others being left behind on the streets by some very cold annoyed people who felt betrayed by their umbrellas)
It was all worth it though, the city is captivating, with its narrow streets, old buildings and canals, such a romantic atmosphere – too bad I couldn’t find a handsome Italian man to show me around
We made a quick stop for something to eat, lasagne and red wine for me, and then we took off exploring all the narrow streets. Unfortunately it was already getting dark, I would have loved to see this place during summer time! nevertheless I tried taking as many pictures as I could fighting off the wind and rain while holding onto my umbrella – quite a developed skill now!
Every second shop either sells carnival masks or glass items (vases, glass jewelry, glass ornaments – typical of Venice) oh and don’t forget the yummy sweet things! from nougat, to so many different pastries and the famous cannoli’s (I had my first (or three) cannoli’s and i loved it!!)
We finally got to the Piazza San Marco. By that time it was unpleasantly cold and super windy so we tried to go back the same way we came to meet up with the crew guys who left us for a warmer bar in one of the streets… after some time and quite a few wrong turns we finally found them and I had the best margherita pizza I’ve ever had with my absolute favourite new drink (thanks to Erna for introducing me to it!) Bellini !!
The bar was quite something, (bacarojazz.com) with a cosy atmosphere and some jazz playing in the background, but the most interesting part about it was the collection of bra’s hanging from the ceiling! some of them were signed by their previous owners (and the place they were from) – nothing says ‘I was Here’ like leaving your signed Bra at a Bar I guess…
I’m happy to report that we all made it back safely (just a minor injury to my umbrella, but I’m sure it can be fixed) and all of us also operated the flight back, no one felt too sick from the cold windy outing
There’s still one thing I’d like to do in Venice… go through the canal’s on a gondola (and maybe even be serenaded?) but that’s going to have to wait until it gets a bit warmer,