travel: italy day 8

wowsa. 1 week already. it’s flown by on one hand… but on the other, we’ve definitely seen and done a lot.
we’re currently on the coach bus heading from Venice to Assisi.

Venice was kinda mind blowing. it was picture perfect and indeed I think I took about 500 pictures in 2 days. we stayed on Lido, and managed to visit 4 islands of Venice during our stay. Venice, Lido, Burano and Murano.

Burano was possibly the most gorgeous and incredible place I’ve seen yet. its a little fisherman’s village and we had it on our radar from our old pal anthony bourdain. so when we had the opportunity to see it for ourselves and enjoy a seafood lunch there, obviously we leaped on it.



the boat ride through the lagoon was about 45 minutes and we got to see the construction of the locks (sp?) that they are putting in to control the water flow from the Adriatic Sea in an effort to stem the erosion of Venice. pretty cool stuff.

anyways… Burano is famous for seafood and lace. and my fancy pants husband got himself a handmade linen shirt and an embroidered handkerchief.
basically we were sold by the lady there in her amazing accent… “my mama. she made-a this shirt by hand”
so basically he had to have it. 100 euros later, it is a damn fine shirt.

in Venice we walked from St Marks Square through the winding streets… stopping for my husband to get a haircut…


and then over to the rialto bridge and to the fish market. pictures of that are on my good camera… to be posted later.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Moonbeam Bouvier
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 03:08:20

    I read, “handmade linen shirt and an embroidered handkerchief” and the first thing I thought was, “of course he did!!!”. Aw, so awesome. ❤


  2. anormalday
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 06:51:43

    Your “fancy-pants husband”. Yep, I Lol’d. No lace for you? 😉 Glad you guys are having such grand adventures. And I am satisfied by your amout of “Eating everything”,


  3. morningaftershow
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:27:10

    I am loving all the foodie instagrams!


  4. Jen (Huckdoll)
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 13:47:35

    After reading this I had to go back to my brother’s blog from his 2010 travels (he was backpacking for the most part tho) and read his review on Venice. Yep … clearly his expectations were blown out of the water. Gah … so jealous, so envious.


      Oct 04, 2012 @ 13:51:06

      I can’t wait to get home and go through my photos and post some proper blogs. I just can’t wait and wanna keep you guys updated while I’m here if possible…
      but seriously… you gotta come here. this country is just unreal.


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