Winding up our trip
Today is officially our final day as tomorrow we travel by train to Milan where we are staying by the airport to prepare for our flight home on the 21.
So, today we woke up early and began walking. It was a lovely relaxing day wondering around the streets looking into shops and just enjoying being in a place we have never been before. We ended up at San Marco Square with about 50,000 other tourists.
It was the biggest crowd we have seen outside of Rome. We found a seat at an outside cafe and had a drink while watching the people walk by. At this point in the day it was overcast and the weather was wonderful. Later in the day the sun came out and it warmed up. This trip has been very warm with only one day of rain and that was when we were in Florence on the tour.
We had a small incident at this place, Louise was trying to feed a chip to a pigeon when a second pigeon jumped on her table. Then both pigeons began to fight, knocking the glasses off the table. Kelly was able to snap this photo at the perfect time. Poor Louise, she was surprised as is evident by the pic. We All got a good laugh from this pic:
We then walked a bit further and had lunch. Once again we were able to order the Diavolo Pizza. This one was good, but not as good as the first one we had in Sestra Levantre.
As we walked this morning, we took the opportunity to take a gondola ride. It was a good time, but we all felt like we couldn't make any quick moves or we would overturn the boat. Here's a couple pics from that ride. I look like I intentionally dressed like a gondola driver!
We saw the trash boat come today, it's fascinating how everything is done by boat, here is a pic of the boat picking up a dumpster.
To finish out our trip we had a fantastic dinner at a restaurant on the main canal. We toasted the ending of a great adventure with Limoncellos
Now we are getting ready for bed and the long day tomorrow as we travel to Milan.