Day 6 Italy: Our last day in Venice

November 26

Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale

It’s our last day in Venice. So much to do, and so little time left! After breakfast we headed to the Palazzo Ducale Museo. We spent a few hours wandering through the massive rooms taking in the history dating back to the 15th century. Probably my least favorite part of the exhibit was looking at the armory items: swords, axes, guns … not really my cup of tea.

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
The view a prisoner would have looking out from the bridge.
The view a prisoner would have looking out from the bridge.

Larry on the other hand was fascinated by all the war accouterments and the scary looking prison, with a view from the Bridge of Sighs.

Torre dell'Orologio
Torre dell’Orologio
Look, it's changing!
Look, it’s changing!

Once I had my fill of the 1400’s we headed out to finish our shopping near the Rialto Bridge walking under the clock tower, and just in time to see the time change.

Totally excited about the lardo version!
Totally excited about the lardo version!
All'Arco cicchitti: Robiola and Mushroom, Lardo with Candied Chestnut and Baccala
Robiola and Mushroom, Lardo with Candied Chestnut, Baccala … and of course a Spritz!

Finally, something to eat at our last stop at All’ Arco. I’d been thinking about those magnificent cicchetti for hours.

Pancetta, Oven Roasted Tomato and Pesto
Pancetta, Oven Roasted Tomato and Pesto

A spritz and a nice assortment of cicchetti and a couple of panini and we were set. We found a beautiful set of Murano glassware and a few extra holiday gifts, and then we were done.

Long deliberation on colors, but all hand signed and authentic!
Long deliberation on colors, but all hand signed and authentic!

Meandering through the streets, taking it all in as we headed back to the hotel.  Once there we dropped our bags and went straight up to the roof to enjoy our last sunset with a glass of wine.

Osteria Oliva Nera
Osteria Oliva Nera

Tomorrow we head out early to get the car and drive to Fruili for the night, so and easy dinner decision was made to go back to Osteria Oliva Nera. They were delighted to see us, and even gifted us with a special bottle of olive oil as we were leaving.

Venice from above.
Venice from above.

Venice was quite an adventure: lovely music, rich historical locales, walking through dimly lit deserted passage ways at night (that reminded me of a movie set), flooding, sunny days, chilly weather, people watching, the excitement of discovering a new cocktail and the surprise of some really delicious food contrary to what people warned us about. We do hope to come back one day soon.

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  1. greg birbil says:

    continue having a great time, filakia

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