After that wow of a lagoon lunch, we have an afternoon to just wander, and absorb the beauty of Venice, pausing to enjoy one view after another – such as a gondolier maneuvering under the newly restored (it’s been covered for years!) Bridge of Sighs.
Passing by a shop that’s been a favorite since our very first visit to Venice, decades ago,
we take a few minutes to look over a hotel we’re consdering for a future trip,
Along a quiet canal, where gondoliers sing as they row,
through the bustle of Piazza San Marco,
and down a few steps to an evocative corner, we’re in no hurry – what a pleasure!
then a time-worn square,
Meandering along a smaller canal,
taking in the beautiful old facades above us.
Arrivederci, Venezia – we’ll be back soon!