Hooked on Venice!

I am hooked! I want to come back! Despite having been here many times, we have not visited this magical place for over 25 years. This morning we walked and walked through tiny alleys, over little bridges, across the Grand Canal as the city came to life. Being Sunday morning, the church bells pealed periodically, and most of the shops were shuttered. Dogs in various shapes and sizes were being walked, many of them with doggy coats – really?? I guess it is winter, but cold it was not.

Rather than take the vaporetta back to Piazzale Roma and onward to the Cruise Ship Terminal, we decided to walk – it was actually faster! My trusted and most used little red suitcase has reached the end of her life with a life threatening crack around one of the wheels, and I wasn’t sure we’d make it, but we did!

The embarkation process and boarding was very fast and efficient, and we are now in the Adriatic on our way to Bari, Italy.

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