On the train ride I ponder back on our trip and think how nomadic, social, and brave we have been that our returning home may be boring. This trip has changed us in so many ways-we’re surely not the same.
The first pizza we had in Venice was a pure tourist-frozen mess! Venice let us down with how touristy it was. There were more outsiders running the town than Italians! After visiting San Marco Piazza for gelato and a bottle of wine we did the ultimate tourist feat! We hired a gondola ride. We enjoyed that bottle wine on our 40 minute ride and it was worth every expensive Euro. Our gondolier loved us after finding out we were from Florida. He and his family vacation on the Emerald Coast annually!
Later on, we found a locally grown wine shop owned by two brothers. They gave us Pinot Grigio “to-go” in a water bottle because they had none bottled for consumer purchase yet. Not to bad on our first time visit to Northern Italy! After being drunk on wine and high on love we managed to ride the Vaporetta back to the bus station and onward home. We were staying in an amazing house on the mainland!
Things to do in Murano & Burano
Things to see in Verona
Lunch spot:Trattoria al Isolo– This is a family-owned haven for different entrees. This was like eating at my Papaw’s house. We ate spaghetti and duck ragu followed by ravioli and horse steak. Our “Italian grandfather” even went to his cellar to find us Moscato because we are strange Americans! We later had gelato at the restaurant that created the first ice cream sandwich before heading back to sleep in mainland Venice. This was one of the best places we ate during our first time visit to Northern Italy! Book Venice Day Trips on Viator
Try our favorite coffee we get from Amazon. It is an Italian brand called Lavazza creme e gusto. This is a velvety goodness for your soul. We get the 4 pack because we love our espresso! It comes in ground or whole bean. This is the best coffee ever to pass my lips and that is saying something!
*This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own**
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Maegan and Michael are Adventurous Southerners who share their world journey and approach to living the travel lifestyle. You can expect humor and lighthearted banter blended with REAL travel stories and tips. Maegan is a registered dietitian, while Michael has an excerise science background, but both are outdoor lovers, and revel in the beauty of cultures unlike their own. Now, Maegan and Michael are working towards expat life through remote work. Join the adventure. Do you love to travel? Does your full time job or career prevent you from living the life you dream of? This is the duo to follow. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.