Friday we awoke early to race to the airport and fly to Northern Italy. Our AirBNB host picked us up and took us from the mainland down to the center of the island. (We didn’t know that the legendary city of Venice is actually considered an island!) We took a water bus along the “river” all the way down to the famous San Marco square.
We passed gorgeous buildings, romantic gondolas, and boats filled with luggage and other equipment. Once we landed, Mama and I oohed and aahed at the fashionable ensembles in the windows, which made a big impression on my mother. Italians are definitely some of the more stylish people on the planet. (By the end of our trip we both decided we needed makeovers.)
We marveled at the blown glass décor, and finally the buildings of the church and museums there. Friendly pigeons hung out with the people, expecting to be petted and fed.