Sunday, January 2, 2011


When I woke up this morning I found myself in Brescia having crossed Switzerland and into Italy overnight on the train. We had a cabin for our family. The boys slept up the top and we converted the seats onto a bed each down the bottom. Very nice. We arrived at the station in Venice and walked to our monastry room which is huge, clean and lovely. Then we dumped our bags and spent the day roaming Venice. We caught a Vapporetto to st marks square and went in the basilica and the Doge palace. The basilica was amazing. The mosaics everywhere are fantastic shining gold and covering everything. The floors were great too. The palace was also impressive with beautiful furniture, interesting columns, amazing ceilings and huge rooms. The boys liked the armory there.
After this we went for a walk following some directions to a gelato shop. Marc was in charge and the path took us along some beautiful streets past lots of squares and churches. We stopped along the way and went on a lovely gondolla ride for half an hour. It was special.
We kept looking for the gelato place but in the end to no avail. It may have had something to do with the fact that it was 3 degrees outside and getting dark. But the walk was great. We were on another Vapporetto and went under the Rialto bridge.
So now we are all blogging in our hotel room having eaten Pizza, but no gelato. Maybe we will have more gelato luck tomorrow. We are heading to the island where they do the special glass blowing.

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