Busy day in Venice - spent 6 hrs walking and 2 on a boat. Roaming through the endless maze of "streets" - some only 3 ft wide- has been delightful. It is easy to get lost, but the fun is in the search. Some highlights:
The Rialto bridge is one of the 4 bridges over the Grand Canal and near it is the site of a Saturday morning fish market and the amount and variety was amazing. Everything fresh from the boats. Watched one fellow clean live eels!
A Venetian tradition is an Italian version of tapas called cicchetti. Walk-up bars offer small, usually open-faced "sandwiches" with a wide range of toppings beginning late morning and each one is about 1euro. You can also get a very small glass of wine also for a euro - wine at 10:00 a.m. ---- When in Rome, do as the Romans do.....Lunch becomes a strolling buffet. Afternoon coffee with a cannoli was nice.
We walked through St Marks Cathedral - no pictures allowed insides - sorry, but the mosaics were impressive. Were able to take some pictures of the entry floor as an example - all hand made..
evening we took a boat "bus" out and back along the Grand Canal. This excursion wasn't planned so no photos, but tomorrow we're off to a couple of the other islands and will take some pics. So much to see!
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