Everyone kept talking about how amazing Venetian glass is, and I kept wondering who on earth thought I was actually going to buy glass products. What I hadn’t taken into account was that they make it into amazing JEWELRY — which is (as anyone who knows me can attest) my biggest weakness.
Walking, eating and boating around Venice.
The faces of creepy old dudes all over a building in Venice.
Glass art installation by a Ukrainian artist in the Museum of Music in Venice.
Bridges in Venice.
Boat tour of Venice.
St. Mark’s in Venice.
St. Mark’s Square and Church in Venice.
Canals in Venice.
Venician window boxes. A weakness I cannot entirely explain.
Arrival in Venice.
Best. Meal. Ever. Awesome. Totally worth 40 hours of travel. And the perfect last meal in Rome before leaving tomorrow morning for Venice.
First course: mozzarella on a bed of rocket with truffle-infused honey.
Second course: Their house-special pasta with black pepper and shaved white truffles.
Third course: The item people apparently come there for is their hamburger… with foie gras and shaved white truffles.
Dessert: Vanilla gelato with pine nuts and dried figs soaked in truffle-infused honey.
And the loot I bought: a book on truffles, some of the figs soaked in truffle honey, truffle pate and fruit mustard with truffles. Expensive and it’s just complicated my packing a bit, but oh-so-worth-it.