A much needed “late” breakfast at 8:30 this morning kickstarted the group for a full and energetic day in Venice. We took a walk from our religious house to st. Marks square and basilica and listened to the soothing sounds of our very last Rick Steves audio tours. After a visit to the top of the square’s bell tower for a view of the entire island, we split into groups to explore the city and get lost in the narrow, winding streets of Venice. Our group viewed Venice by gondola and wandered in and out of the shops on the Rialto bridge. We finished the day off with a family dinner at a restaurant close to our religious house before coming back for an early night of packing and wishing for a snow day on Tuesday.
– Katy Aspinwall