Venice was a breath of fresh air………….literally :=)
Ok, so it was too crowded; it’s still one of the most popular tourists spots in Europe.
But, I didn’t let that faze me. The city was indeed rather beautiful. The fact that there was “Water, water, everywhere” seemed to make it even more appealing (maybe, to a tourist; LOL. Not sure how the locals see it. Venice is literally sinking each year).
So, anyway, here I was in the so-called most romantic city in……….er………..Europe? All I could think of, though, was getting on one of those gondolas :=))))
Which I did. And, I have to say, it was magical. I could have gone the entire round-the-city route. But, I was not interested in the sea at that point; nope, I wanted to experience the hidden, dark canals of Venice. So, I settled for just such a route — chartered a gondola all for myself, and went “roll-a-bout” :=)))
Still………the word “romantic” and “single” don’t exactly go together. I loved Venice; but, being all by my lone-some kinda stripped away some of the magic. Venice is a city to visit with that special significant other, isn’t it? At least, that’s how I felt after a couple of days.
Riding the gondolas
Hurray!!! How many people have ridden those gondolas?
Well, I’m now one of them =)))))))))))))
So, with a heavy heart — “yeah, right!” — I zipped up my bag, said farewell to Venice……….and set off on the long-awaited trip to NAPLES ))))))))))