Heading for the vaporetto this morning to go to the Rialto Market.
Fun place. If I lived in Venice, that’s where I’d go for my fruits and veggies.
But wandering around the neighborhood was fun, too…
Then it was off to yet another church…The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, or more commonly, the Frari. I keep thinking I’m churched out, but they keep surprising me! More super cool stuff!
Today was our group gondola ride. We were going to pay extra and go by ourselves for a romantic little get-away, but the truth is the IDEA of it is better than the reality. We were checking them out on the canal, and the gondoliers don’t seem to give a darn whether you’re having fun or not. So glad we went with the group and saved the money. Ours spent most of the time either smoking or checking his phone. BUT, it was fun and we laughed a lot with the 2 couples we rode with. We bought a little black glass gondola with 2 red hearts on it to commemorate that the THOUGHT was there! And Mr. Tattered volunteered to buy me a little trinket (the jewelry kind!) instead…win-win!
Busy, busy day. Next up, the Doge’s Palace, which meant another trip to St. Mark’s Square. What a great place, full of amazing history.
Instead of going back to the hotel, we jumped on the vaparetto ourselves and took a little water tour of the city. Took about a gazzillion pictures, but I’ll save them for another day (Through a Tattered Lens Venice Part II, maybe?)
We went to a highly rated restaurtant for dinner with Mike and Mary Jo. Wow! Some of the best food and best service of the trip. We’ll probably go back again tomorrow night, so I’ll tell you about it then…this is turning into a day of epic proportions!