When we first started planning the trip to Italy, Hubby said that he wanted a gondola ride to definitely be something we did in Venice. We all agreed, the gondola ride was a highlight of our trip to Italy. We were able to see smaller canals from the water and listened to a musical serenade while we did it.
Below is a "bus" stop.
After our gondola ride the tour manager took some of us on a walking tour of Venice.
When we walked around the Rialto Bridge we saw this stand with all types of beautiful pastas. And then we all stopped for gelato.
Our hotel is above.
Little Man and Simone, the tour manager outside of the hotel.
That evening we walked to our farewell dinner. We enjoyed four courses and wine while talking with our new friends.
After returning to the hotel we enjoyed the view of Venice, lit by the moon and I sipped a bellini (which originated in Venice).