WOW, VENICE, WOW
Trip Start Mar 24, 2012
9Trip End May 25, 2012
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The first day in Venice we went to St Marks square and saw the Basilica, Bell tower and Doge’s Palace. Heaps of street performers again with beautiful gowns and masks. Masquerade balls originated in Venice. It seemed 50% of shops were made up of Masks and glass trinkets (also made in Venice)
The kids found a pile of sticks in our bedroom window ledge and when we came home that night it was made into a nest. The next day (Easter day) when they looked, they were so excited to find an egg. So we had both the Easter bunny and a Pigeon deliver eggs for Easter! So coincidental it was Easter day, Very special.
The next day we took a boat trip to Murano and Burano, smaller islands of Venice. Murano is famous for its glassware and has a beautiful town of shops along the canal with glass artwork everywhere. Burano is famous for lacework and it has the most colourful houses. I absolutely loved Burano. If any of you parents with small kids have seen the show Balamory (such an annoying kids show), it is exactly like that little town with different colour houses. The kids were walking along singing the theme song-"What’s the story in Balamory, wouldn’t you like to know" and trying to remember which characters lived in which colour house. We knew Archie’s in the Pink house and Josie Jump is in yellow.
I just wanted to live there! So cool and felt so wonderful.