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Room with a view

view from window

This is the view from the window of my room at the locanda where I stayed in December. I’d hear singing or an accordion playing, and I’d open the shutters and watch a gondola (usually full of Japanese tourists) float by.

I’ve never been on a gondola ride! I’ve been on the traghetto many times, but I’ve not had the full-fledged quintessential Venetian gondola experience. During my short first trip to Venice, my family went for it but I went to the Accademia instead. If I’d known I’d end up returning to Venice so many times, I’d have gone with them to split the cost. I think the prices are a bit outrageous.

But if I could find a gondolier who was a church expert AND could sing…..

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I tell ya, you're stirring my 'gotta go to Venice' itch, for certain. Nice, very nice!
Ciao ciao,

Kathy (trekcapri):

Great view! Wonderful photo. I also miss my Venice neighborhood.
Thanks for keeping Venice alive for me.

What a beautiful view! I just love reading all of your Venice posts. Did I ever tell you it took me three times to really love Venice? I bet if I knew all of your secrets it wouldn't have taken me so long!

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