We said fairwell to Florence and rode into Venice this afternoon.
The 2 hour train ride went by quickly as we made new friends from Australia.
We checked into our hotel for the night and headed straight for the Rialto Bridge.
We went to a concert featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons composed in 1723, J. Pachelbel, and I'Inverno...
I felt like an extra on a Pride and Prejudice movie or Julia Roberts at the Opera in Pretty Woman,
(without the whole hooker thing)
Rich Old Lady: "Did you enjoy the show dear?"
Julia: "It was so good I almost peed my pants"
Rich Old Lady: "W-w-what...."
Richard Gear: "She said, 'It was better than 'Pirates of Penzance'"
And I couldn't help get a little misty eyed when they played La Primavera
Ater the concert we took our first gondola ride.
Our gondolier's name was Maximo...
He let me try on his hat...
and you better believe I sang into the Venetian night,
"Oh this is the night, it's a beautiful night
And we call it bella notte
Look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes
On this lovely bella notte"