Venice is spectacular and we hit it for Carnevale. It was not intentional and I was nervous about crowds and crime, but the costumes are absolutely incredible. We are staying on Lido, an island across the lagoon from Venice. It is very pretty, quiet and spacious- quite unlike Venice itself. We start each day with a walk on the beach, gazing across the Adriatic Sea. We only have one more day and I plan on doing more wandering, eating and enjoying, after which I will report back to you on this amazing voyage.
For now, feast you eyes on some of the beautiful Italian produce found at the Rialto Mercato.
|Artichokes and such|
|Sun Dried Tomatoes|
|Chile pepper bouquets to ward off evil spirits.|
|The Rialto Bridge|