This is my second trip to Venice. I was here with my wife, Pam, in December, but that didn’t prepare me for being here in August. The train trip from Florence is not the most interesting of rides, but at least this time I detrain in the correct station, St. Lucia, not Mestre, as I did in December.
Our hotel, the Abbazia, is down a nearby alley. After checking in, we decide to walk 3km via the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco. We encounter hordes of tourists on the way. The Piazza is packed with people and pigeons. The line to enter the Basilica is very long, so we explore the piazza and do some serious people-watching. For dinner, we choose a friendly pizzeria I remember from Decem...Read More