Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Our Weekend in Venice!

In response to Olivier's comment about not being able to keep up with which part of the world we are in, what we are trying to do is to travel around whilst the baby is still hitching a free ride with me on a 40 week fixed-term tenancy with NO possibility of lease renewal.

So here we are in Venice...


The sunset over the Piazza San Marco is as pretty as a picture postcard. We had hot chocolate in Cafe Florian to try invoke the spirits of Byron, Henry James and Cassonova...



My friend Madoka was visiting us in Torino, so we kidnapped her along to Venice with us. This restaurant which we are in is really cute - it is called "La Zucca" which means "the pumpkin" and we sit just overlooking a canal. Take a look at this weblink http://www.lazucca.it/ita/gallery.asp You can kinda see my tenant peeking out from under the sweater. But it's a great pregnancy because I don't really notice Murphy unless I get a kick to remind me that I have to share my body. This means I get to more or less the same things I used to do 5 months ago (except ski and horse-ride).



We have lots of these typical brightly coloured buildings reflected onto water kind of Venetian photos, but we won't bore you with them. This is just one shot of the buildings on the way to the old Jewish ghetto. We also managed to see lots of Museums but of course you cannot take photos inside.

To conclude
Travel off-peak. You save on the touristy prices, you get to see things without having to fight with barbarian hordes of thousands, and there are more charming locals around.

We are off to Florence this weekend - Arrivederci, and we will post again about the trip to Leonardo Da Vinci Land...

3 comments:

mini said...

good thinking on the travel! :) we need to do that more

zzz... said...

no fair! how come you get to travel so much?? *jealous moo*

rhys said...

venice! mmm... did you try their strawberry wine? lovely!