|My cute husband where we felt the quake.|
After the historical sites, we just did more wandering. Venice is made for wandering. We also tried the first Bellini's of our life. For dinner, we ate at a restaurant that was one of the many tourist traps out and about in Venice. We basically knew it going in so no excuses. I wanted to go back to da Mamo for the second night, but Ben thought we should try somewhere new. This place had a good deal even though it kind of looked touristy so we went for it. It was fine, just not memorable. We should have gone back da Mamo. :) Yes, I am a creature of habit. Another highlight was having my first glass of Prosecco. Prosecco is my sister-in-law, Jenny's, favorite drink, so when in Venice I knew I had to try some or she would kill me. I have had Prosecco, but it was always mixed with something else. Anyway, it was delicious. One of my favorite things to do now once we're back is to add pomegranate seeds to a glass of Prosecco. It is pretty much perfect. And so ended our second day in Venice.
|The yellow house that always helped us find our way home.|
|Bronze horse replicas|
|In the Bridge of Sighs|
|Taking a picture of all the people taking pictures of the Bridge of Sighs.|
|Me with Prosecco and Ben with beer. He missed his beers.|
All in all, I greatly enjoyed our time in Venice. It's funny because while there I went through some different emotions. I was frustrated by the prices and the crowds, but I was also totally awed by the beauty and history. It wasn't my absolute favorite location on our trip (yes, that was Cinque Terre as I expected), but once home I actually found myself thinking about Venice more than about any other place we visited. It just had a magical and majestic quality, and I really hope I will get the opportunity to go back someday.