Today was a day of driving – firstly to the historic city of Verona on our way to Venice. Our stop was to visit the family home of Juliet Capulet (of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet fame). We did the touristy thing, well Tony did. He touched her right breast which is apparently good luck in love. He is still searching for it apparently – the love that is!
Venice is quite beautiful and we are fortunate we are staying on the Grand Canal which is stunning. Our only mistake was to take the public water ‘bus’ from where we left our car, as opposed to a water taxi and so there was a bit of a walk to our hotel. With two very heavy suitcases and backpacks, not a pleasant venture but happily a friendly porter took some of our money – well a fair bit of our money actually – to get us to our destination. But it was worth it, because importantly, he got us there. Not sure we would have been able to find it on our own! We could still be wandering the canals if not for him.
So tomorrow we are going to do what everybody else does in this city – take a gondola ride. So be prepared for more gondola photos.