Had a Slovenian version of crepes for breakfast today at our hotel! Yum! And we got lots of morning cuddles from a very sleepy Dadi.
We thought we’d be beating the crowds by heading to the islands today, but boy were we wrong. These were some of the most packed vaporettos we have ridden! We actually missed a few and had to wait for the next one because of the long lines. It felt like we were India pushing and weaseling our way through the crowd.
Anyway, we eventually made it to Murano, an island famous for its blown glass. We visited the local museum and learned about glass blowing history which dates back to 1st century BC. Current glass blowing became prevalent in the 14th century and originated in Syria.
Had a quick picnic lunch and then headed on to Burano, famous for lace-making. What struck us were the brilliantly colored homes. It reminded us of La Boca (neighborhood in Buenos Aires), but 100x more beautiful. We visited the small lace museum were too older women were sitting and sewing.
Then, we moved on to Torcello, a very small island with very few people. This is were people first settled before Venice became an established city. There was a nice old church which was decorated to the hilt for a wedding. We could hear the party just down the road.
Returned to last nights restaurant for a final good meal! Enjoyed our first really good tiramisu. Walked the streets briefly to take one last look at Venice at night.
Very early morning ahead of us with a flight back home leaving at 6ish out of Venice.