Here we are in Venice, and the sun is shining. The first day we took the vaporetta down the Grand Canal to see the sights - The Doges Palace, St Mark's Basilica, The Bridge of Sighs, The Rialto Bridge and Ca Rezzonico, just to mention a few. The whole place is fantastic, so amazing to be in a city without the noise of cars, motorcycles, etc. The quality of the artwork in all of the churches and palaces is astounding.
On the morning of the second day we visited a few more churches and then went over to the island of Murano to visit the glass museum. The afternoon was spent on the islands of Burano, (with its colourful houses) and Torcello with a visit around Santa Maria Dell Assunta founded in AD639.
Tomorrow we leave Italy after six months of Pure enjoyment, notwithstanding the awful roads in the south on our way down in September, which is why we took the ferry back from Sicily to Livorno.
Venice stands out as a highlight as it lived up to all our expectations and more. Sicily is absolutely fabulous and we will return.
So now begins the journey back to the UK via Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and France.
Watch this space. !!!!!