Here’s a great piece from Orna O’Reilly’s blog “Travelling Italy” about her recent day trip to Venice. It has been 19 years since I have been to Venice, so I think it is about time I return.
Arriving in Venice on a cold winter’s day, I was looking forward to attending a wine tasting courtesy of Venice Events.
Gliding across the Ponte della Libertà on the train into Santa Lucia, the railway station, I looked out over the wintry Venice Lagoon and, as always, revelled in my good fortune in living just a quick train ride away from La Serenissima.
I had planned my day carefully, making time for a long-overdue visit to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and to the famous church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Friari, both of which happen to be within easy walking distance of the station.
Strolling through Venice on my way towards the Rialto, I admired the general activity on the Grand Canal.
As the wine tasting was scheduled for 17.30 and I had arrived in Venice at lunch hour, I had plenty of time for a cicchetti and…
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