We all have different expectations of these wonderful cities we’ve only read and heard about but there was a lot of excitement for us as my sister had been before and loved it; her excitement was contagious! Within a few moments we were looking at the
Grand Canal. It
really seemed like a magical moment.
|The Square of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice|
We arrived to our hotel in the square, the Locanda del Ghetto where we would be staying for the next few days. This photo shows a gazebo at the far end tended to by guards. We were later to learn that since 9/11, the Jewish Ghetto has chosen to hire guards 24 hours a day and they quietly patrol this square to keep it safe. I will share more of this interesting historical neighborhood on another page.
|Calm canal and quiet evening walks in Venice|
Our unpacking of bags could wait and we were eager to be outside and do some exploring before the sun disappeared and the night was quiet. We found a nice little restaurant nearby to eat dinner at before it closed. Most European restaurants serve late dinners but our quiet neighborhood ones seemed to close earlier, or perhaps when they decided it was time.
Our arrival in
was perfect and we looked forward to spending a few days of exploring this
wonderful city, which I will share with you, as well. Venice