In Venice, we began to tally up the damage, to look forward to major squishy hugs from the kids, our own bed, and - for me - a reunion with my dear 1875 Watt American hairdryer. But before we headed home, we made the most of our final days spent in Venice.
The crowds were out in force around Rialto and St. Mark's but we spent enough time lost and meandering through the back "streets" that we weren't bothered too much by them. Can't imagine what high season in July must be like.
We discovered the other gelateria (Gelateria San Stae - I'm now a Facebook fan) that tied with Giolotti's in Rome, and we also tested our theory that it is impossible to get a hangover in Italy. If only the wines we buy at home could be sulfate-free.
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