Venezia- La Serenissima
We departed for Venice early this morning. We took the ferry and within 20 minutes, we were in the enchanting Piazza San Marco. We met our guide who shared with us a bit of Venetian history. We learned about the doges, the Bridge of Sighs, the Venetian carnival, masks, glass blowing, etc. We enjoyed a guided tour of the Basilica. It was a very hot, sunny day and there were many tourists. Students had time to explore the winding roads that lead to Piazza San Marco, and to finish off their shopping. Most of our students went on a gondola ride. Thanks to our Nonna Teresa, they got a good deal. Our farewell dinner was at Trattoria Al Bosco, a fine restaurant included in the Michelin Guide. We enjoyed an amazing Antipasto Bar with Polenta, prosciutto, Parmigiano, figs, melon, burrata, zucchini, etc. The first course was risotto, followed by stuffed Cornish hen with vegetables. The staff prepared a delicious lemon cake for dessert. Tomorrow our journey together ends, and we all have many memories to cherish.