Musings in Venice

Musings on Friday evening in Venice:

Is it possible to take too many photos of canals, gondolas and Venetian masks? So far, I’ve snapped a picture of just about every gondola I’ve seen … and there are a lot of gondolas in Venice! But at least it’s cheaper than riding in one. From the negotiations that I’ve overheard, the going price seems to be 80 euros ($103) per person.

I miss hearing the sounds of church bells in Paris, although I may change my mind when they start ringing early tomorrow morning.

Prosecco tastes even better when you’re sitting at a café next to a canal.

I love Italy. Why has it been 2 1/2 years since my last visit and why has it taken me so long to get to Venice?

Too bad I didn't bring my ragged copy of Shakespeare's A Merchant in Venice. I kept expecting to bump into Shylock at the Rialto today.

Time for dinner! Will it be pizza, pasta, fish or some local speciality?

Sorry that there aren't more photos in this post but the internet connection is really slow at my hotel. I'll try to upload some more later. Ciao!


  1. Ahhh... Venezia in autumno! Come è bella!! I wish I could join you and we could walk along the canals of Venice together. There's a certain melancholy (malinconia)in the air - don't you think? Drink a glass of Prosecco for me and enjoy your certainly delicious Italian dinner! Let me know if you liked Murano...

  2. So jealous! One of these days I'll get to Italy...

  3. Another green blogfriend here too. Venice is a place I have never been to. I have been to Italy and the pizza and pasta has no equal anywhere else. MMM you have evoked lively memories of warm leisurely romantic evenings eating wonderful food.

    You also make Venice sound wonderful....I must look at flights!..although Italy is a place you should not go to alone I think.


    Love Denise.

  4. Ohh I love Venezia, it's just pure magic!
    Have a wonderful stay, and yes, all the touristy things are super expensive..but hey, when in gotta do it!

    I haven't been able to look at what I asked you by email...will write you soon. Thanks

  5. I wonder what your Sunday picture and a Song will be.

    O Sole Mio?

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I've never been but would like to. Have a wonderful time MK! GMx

  7. the challenge is to walk across every single bridge!!!

    1. Yeah, and try doing that hauling a huge suitcase with broken wheels!
      Our arrival was triumphant, thank God for the incredibly nice people from Venice that went out of their ways to help my sister and I. "Two Damiselles in distress"
      Beautiful memories despite all, including having water above our knees after a crazy storm and not having a hotel in June because my sis made reservations for the following year instead by mistake.
      Good times.
      Loved it!

  8. Those gondola vendors and other Merchants of Venice certainly do try to extract a "...pound of flesh" from unsuspecting tourists. Beware Mary Kay!

  9. Beautiful photo! I saved my money and took in the sights from a vaporetto instead.

  10. Beautiful shot! Venice sure is special. I never get tired of wandering those canals. I have a fondness for Murano glass, too.

    Have fun!


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