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Grape Hops Day 3:On the Lagoon

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It was a perfectly clear, blue sky day! After coffee at my corner bar, we set off for our lagoon adventure on a small boat, with our guide Andrea 2 and expert sailor, Signore Ungaro.

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Andrea grew up on Murano, and lit up as we went by his home, his elementary school, aunt's house, etc. We saw a beautiful Romanesque church. Andrea told stories about where he came to swim and fish as a boy. We also motored by colorful Burano, and small uninhabited islands with ruins.

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We docked at Torcello, and it was an unexpected surprise for me. Our first few steps on the island brought us a gorgeous church (Santa Maria Assunta di Torcello), grapes and poppies!

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After our visit to Torcello, we went out to very shallow water (about 1 foot deep), and dropped anchor for a picnic. We enjoyed fresh bread, salami, cheese and wine. All was calm and quiet, except for the laughter coming from our little group.

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It was a wonderful way to spend a few sunny hours in Venice!

Comments (2)

What a brilliant day that must have been - getting out into the lagoon and exploring by boat is the way to go.

jgk:

Didn't you adore Andrea? Touring Murano with a native Muranese--it just doesn't get any better!

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