We actually stayed at another camping village, just like in Rome. It was outside of Venice, so we headed straight there, and had a huge group dinner with bruschetta as an entree (what we'd call an appetizer) and delicious lasagna for a main. So tasty!
The next morning it was an early start again, and time to get ready for our walking tour in Venice. For the last couple weeks Venice had been flooded, so we were told to wear shorts and flip flops. I went with tights and flip flops. We arrived in Venice, only to find out that it was no longer flooded, and it was ridiculously cold. I eventually caved and bought some flats and some socks to try to keep warm. Thank you H & M. (Haitch. Not Aitch. That's how the Aussies say it! Haha) We did a tour, saw the St. Mark's basilica, the St. Mark's square, and all the beautiful canals, though it was quite foggy, so it was a little eery! We visited a Venetian Lace workshop where we learned about how lace was made... It's incredibly tedious and detailed work! Then we went to visit a Murano glass workshop, and saw a man make a horse out of melted glass in about 45 seconds. It was quite impressive, but after seeing him complete his project in such little time, we had a hard to,, believing it was worth the 100 euros it cost to purchase. There were several fancy items valued at upto €4000, but don't worry, they were giving us a 50% discount. Slightly ridiculous!
Venetian masks are also very popular, and are used for their annual Carnaval.We had an evening masquerade party planned, so it was our mission to find masks while in Venice. There were six of us wandering Venice together, and Andrew had the very bright idea to get blank masks. When we got back to our hostel we had a little mask decorating party. More buckets of cocktails, and a theme party, and that was certainly an eventful evening!!
Venice was nice, but surprisingly not my favorite, like I thought it would be! I'd definitely love to come back and see it in the summer.