Ah Venice, the City of Love…
What better place to spend a family Valentine’s weekend? Baby girl loved the canals, pointing out everywhere “wah wah” (water) and “boat” (of which there were many, haha). It was fun to have a little change of scenery from the dreary gray up here on the lake, try some delicious food (amarone risotto is an awesome idea by the way), and admire a gorgeous market filled with sea critters that even this New England gal had never set eyes upon before. Sometimes it’s just fun to get away for a couple days. As an added pleasant bonus, there was no precipitation nor wading through flooded streets this time like our last visit three years ago at Christmas. No, instead the sun came out in the afternoons, warming everyone up after a chilly morning.
So why don’t you relax, macchiato in hand, and come take a stroll with me through one of my favorite cities?
And if you go to Venice, don’t try to rush around fitting “everything” in. Instead, let yourself wander and get lost in her culture and history. Pause for a moment to stop at a corner cafe and have an espresso at the bar, or savor some fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Take a boat ride through the canals or out to the other islands and breathe in the fresh sea air, or go to Piazza San Marco early in the morning and have the whole place to yourself. And if you’re gluten free, remember to inquire about dishes that are senza glutine (some restaurants even have GF pasta)!