Our Last Day in Venice and On To Verona

Published Date Author: , June 22nd, 2013

Our dear friend, Bella (Dolly Goolsby) is on the go again, this time in Italy. She has graciously allowed us to republish her travel blogs. Enjoy!

Venice - BellaAs I said before, we are moving more now. We had 4 lovely days in Venice, in spite of the weather report telling us it was going to rain every day.

On our last day in Venice, some of us walked to the Jewish quarter and toured the synagogues and the museum with an English-speaking guide. It was very interesting, but our tour to one synagogue was cut short, as the President of Austria wanted a tour, so we got herded out in short order.

Later, we had another pizza lunch, and walked through different neighborhoods that were less touristy, before finding ourselves in Piazza San Marco once again. The crowds were really thick from that point on, as there was a huge Bienniale art show going on in the gardens near Arsenale. Plus the cruise ships were in, also. It was amazing to see the huge Carnival cruise ship being towed up the Grand Canal.

In late afternoon, the clouds were rolling in, and threatened to rain. But even the clouds are beautiful.

Our friends from our first trip, Jane and Marj, were also in Venice, so we all got together at our apartment for a tasty dinner of leftover pasta! It was fun, all of us being together and sharing travel adventures.

Yesterday we got to Verona, and while we were having lunch, the thunder and rain started and it rained bucketsful for about an hour. Finally it was nice enough to go for a walk through the old city. I was very disappointed with Piazza Erbe, which in the past had many booths selling handmade crafts. Now most of the booths were selling goods made in China. Very disheartening.

In the evening, the rain had stopped, and we went to dinner at Bottega Vini, where we had a great dinner. By the time we got back to our hotel, we were ready to settle down for the night.

We are now on the train headed north to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites. The sun is trying its best to come out, but the clouds around the mountains are very pretty. We are excited about getting up to the mountains, and visiting Bolzano today.

I will write more as we go along. Thank you for coming along with us.

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