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trish & pat’s Travel Diary

Friday, 05 Oct 2007

Location: Venice, Italy

MapWell, Venice was just as magical as ever. We just spent two days here this time as we had seen most of what Venice has to offer previously.

We spent a day visiting the islands of Murano, famous for its glass and Burano, famous for its lace. We went to a couple of glass blowing demonstrations and admired all the beautiful glassware in the many shops. We love Burano with its colourful buildings, great restaurants and wonderful atmosphere.

We feel at home in Venice now and enjoyed returning to a couple of our favourite places including a wine bar and glass shop. The people in the wine bar greeted us with hugs and kisses and we felt like old friends. The guy in the glass shop was quite happy to take our money in lieu of some more wine glasses and plates.

To us, there is nothing better than St Mark's Square at night when all the day trippers have gone and the orchestras are playing - it's out of this world!!

We were thrilled with the B&B we found this time in Venice - it was by far the best and reasonably priced accommodation we have ever had in the centre of Venice (generally outrageously expensive even for 1 or no star accommodation).

No doubt we will return again to this magical place.