The World Class Traveler

The World Class Traveler

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Great Day In Venice

This morning I am excited to spend a full day in Venice!!  Its very easy to get lost in Venice, but that's the point.  Go out and explore, go off the beaten path on purpose and mingle with the locals.

So the first place I strolled into was one of the largest mask and costume shops in all of Venice.  The manager of Atelier Marega was so sweet and dressed me up in a Carnival costume.  Ready to go to the carnival that happens every year in the month of February.  An event you don't want to miss, if you decide to do this activity make sure you stop by this store, they will dress to impress.

Headed to the Rialto Bridge and took some pictures.

I happened upon a department store called, Coin.  Here they had some incredible smelling soaps of all different scents called Nesti.  You can find them located on each floor of the store near the cash registers.

Made my way over to the University of Venice and acted like a college student by sitting in the main courtyard while students studied and read. 

Time for a little break and have some real Italian food! 

Prosciutto and Melon Appetizer

Caprese Salad Appetizer

Pasta Dish With Capicola Ham Chunks

To end my day I make one last stop to see the Jewish Ghetto.  This is the area in which all Jews were forced to live from the 16th to the 18th century. Made famous by Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, the Venice Ghetto is now a pleasant neighborhood where Venice's small Jewish community still lives.

Tomorrow off to Florence!

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