We planned to walk in to see St Mark’s Square later in the day so everyone could have some much needed sleep. But for some reason we were all up at a reasonable time and we were walking by about 10:30.
It takes about a half hour to stroll from our place at Cannaregio through the alleyways and over bridges to the main square. The closer we got, the more crowded with fellow tourists the lanes became. We were starting to pass those restaurants with tourist menus and someone standing out the front, trying to entice you in.
Pizza slices and gelato prices were going up.
We got to the square and it was beautiful. But hot and crowded. I was nearly instantly ready to go back to the serenity of our area.
Handmade chocolate and nougat:
Once home, we purchased more yummy pizza from our favorite local pizzeria and chilled for a bit.
Late afternoon we did some last minute looking for a mask for Flynn. He was delighted with his choice and found it comfortable to wear.
The obligatory gondola ride will remain a high point of our trip. Gliding under ancient bridges and down quiet canals with our gondolier who had two years training and 26 years experience behind his powerful guidance of our craft.
We finished our day with gelato and poker.
And then Kara and I finished our day off with an evening stroll.