Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

It was our last day in Venice, and we had the morning to ourselves. On the long ferry ride we took the first day to Burano, we ran into a photographer/architect that was taking photos on the ferry. He pointed out a place to us that didn’t have any tourists but was very pretty. We decided to spend the morning in that area taking a lot of photos.

It took a little while to get there, and we were happy to be on the ferry early in the morning. It is very surprising how wonderful Venice can be in the middle of the morning with the lovely golden light shining on everything. We were surprised by the incredible authenticity of the place. There were no tourists to be found, and we saw lots of streets with Italian people and markets. There was also a lot of laundry hanging on lines between houses.

We decided to walk slowly back toward the main church and then take the ferry to the hotel to get ready to go home. We walked along the waterfront looking for things to buy at tourist’s shops, and we finally just settled on eating gelato and getting on the ferry.

Unfortunately, we ended up on the line that goes the opposite direction than what we were looking for, so it took us about an hour to get back. It was nice to tour the outside of Venice, and we got to look at a lot of the facades of the churches and other buildings. It was definitely worth it even though we did it by mistake.

The rest of the day was spent on the train on the way to Pistoia.

Dinner was again at the villa. We had vegetable soup, chicken, baked zucchini, mashed potatoes, salad, fruit, cheese.

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