Eurotrip: Venice, Italy

When I arrived in Venice, I took my time walking through the streets to find my hotel and just admired the lifestyle of those who live in this “floating city”. I didn’t end up checking in until very late, so I saved my site-seeing for the next day. I wandered around, found the Rialto Bridge and had lunch near it so I could sit in admiration with a glass of local wine.

After lunch, I made my way to San Marco Square. While much of it was under construction and covered in scaffolding, it was still impressive nonetheless. There are a ton of shops in the area so I grabbed a cup of gelato and window-shopped for a while. One shop that I was amazed by was full of Murano blown glass sculptures. It was absolutely mesmerizing what skill some people have to be able to make these; below is a picture of a bald eagle made of blown glass. I didn’t have time to go to Murano Island, where all of these are made, but I bought myself a small blown glass wine cork as a souvenir, that I would have a grand ol’ time trying to carry around for the rest of my trip without it breaking, but I digress. After window shopping for a while, I began to make my way back to my hotel, so I could drop off my purchases then head back out to find a local eatery for dinner. I think I ate pizza or pasta for every meal from the second I stepped into Italy until the minute I left, but it was delicious every time and not at all processed like typical American pizzas, so I was happy with my decision. Still to this day I remember the meal from this night; I had a delicious alfredo pasta with crab, which was an absolutely great way to end a quick trip to Venice, topped off with some gelato afterwards of course!

Next stop, Rome! If you’d like to read about my trip from the beginning, start with London.


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