Well today was our last day in Italy and in Venice, and I've finished my keyring collection!! I have 10 in total, one from each city!!
We started today by finding the beach, which we assumed was in the direction of the crowds of people passing pur hotel. After a 5 minute walk we saw the most gorgeous beach we had seen in the whole of Italy! We couldn't believe it- on the last day and when we had so much of Venice to see!
We left the beach behind and went to the supermarket to buy stuff for a picnic and got the waterbus to Venice. We got off and made our way to St Marks Square. There are two cafes there that are the oldest cafes in Europe, one from 1720! We looked at the menu and almost died! It was €9! But that wasn't including the €6 charge for the orchestra! So we got out our picnic, sat next to the cafe, listened to the orchestra and ate our bread and parma ham!
We wondered around the bits of Venice that we didn't see yesterday and got lost in little narrow streets! As well as getting a little bit sunburnt!
After a few hours we came back to the hotel to get ready to go out tonight. Popping into a supermarket to get some food to bring back, including euroham!! Its this parma ham that we found in a supermarket in Florence that only cost a euro for a few slices, and we've been looking for it ever since!
Tonight, since it was our last night, we decided to have tea at a restaurant in Venice so we got the waterbus back at about 7pm. When we got off the waterbus Shaun said that he had been planning a Gondola ride for our last night in Italy as a surprise. It was a lovely surprise but when we went to find a Gondola they had either gone home or wanted a ridiculous amount of money! I reckon they're the highest paid people in Italy, just for rowing a boat! So I decided, as it was getting dark that we should go for a nice meal instead. So we went to a restaurant along the Grand Canal and had a gorgeous meal. I had spaghetti carbonara- yes, again! but this really was the best one ever! and Shaun had a gorgeous steak with rosmary potatoes. After feeling very full we went back to St Marks Square, stopping off at the gelatto bar that sells Peroni for €1, and ate our ice creams. We sat next to that cafe and listened to the orchestra again and had a bit of a dance! We weren't the only ones!
So now we're back at the hotel and need to pack our bags for the last time!
I have loved Italy, I'm sad it's the last night but it's ok because I know I'll be back!