Venice is always a great city for a celebration!
Although we have missed the Carnevale, we can’t wait to get to Venice next week and try some of the local wines of that region!
While we have never been big fans of fizz, we are keen to have a sip or three of the Prosecco!
We are booked aboard a galleon ship and seafood will be high on the agenda with a magnificent fish laden dinner . We will be cruising around the lagoons of Venice while we eat.
Mark and I will be meeting virtual friends, who, we hope will become real friends after we meet. This is the life force of social media! Our lives have been enriched by the many, many friends we have met via this medium … Some we have yet to meet face to face, but when we do, you can be sure a glass or three of wine will be drunk!
Mark and I are planning on visiting the Peggy Guggenheim museum – filled with the most wonderful modern art! We hope to meet up with fabulous iPhone photographer and poet Jay Desind – another virtual friend! Jay Desind
I have found a great little apartment to rent in the Dorsoduro district where the corner of the building is on 2 little canals. As the trip is for my Mum’s 70th birthday, she gets the special twin aspect bedroom! I hope it is as lovely as it looks in the photos!
We are especially looking forward to meeting, at last, Monica Cesarato! Going out with her on one of her amazing walking tours of Venice will be a highlight! This one is called the “Cicchetti tour”. Afterwards, we hope that a few other virtual, yet soon-to-become-real, friends will join us for a glass of wine and a good old-fashioned chinwag!
What are YOUR top tips for visiting Venice for a few days? We only have 3 full days there and it looks like the days are pretty full …
A fabulous few days were had by all – the weather was wonderfully kind and we wandered all over Venice! We did indeed meet up with Monica and Jay and had a great time! We also took the ferry and visited Burano, Murano and Torcello. The Galleon seafood dinner while cruising around the lagoons was truly top-notch and superb! Mum’s birthday was celebrated in grand and memorable style. The apartment was great and in a wonderful area of Venice. Can’t wait to go back again and again!