I love to wander and so took a solo trip to Venice. It is fascinating in autumn with the sparkling arts and crafts. I went around the Grand Canal through a vaporetto water bus. It dropped me by Palazzo Ducale which was built in the 9th century. It is a magnificent building which has a marble corridor built in a Gothic style. It has enormous stairs and is decorated with statues of Nereid. Even there are wooden sculptures on the ceiling.
I visited Basilica di San Marco which was built in 829. It is a golden tower called Chiesa d’Oro by localities and has an artistic space. The original sculpture was made in Byzantine style and had a remarkable arch which was designed in the shape of the Greek cross. I had my lunch at Osteria Al Portego where I had sarde in saor, fried sardines in onions mixed with apple vinegar and tomato. I also had baccala alla vicentina, salted cod with tomato, caper buds and onion along with Prosecco white wine.
Roaming around the streets, I saw small houses decorated with colorful flowers, souvenir stores with masks and the fragrant smell of pizza and pasta. I also went to Florian café situated on St Marco square in the afternoon. One may even have a sip of spritz at Harry’s Bar. It also has a special dish – carpaccio, especially cooked by the owner himself, Giuseppe Cipriani. It has fresh slices of beef and salmon plated with lemon, olive oil, truffle mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese. It is a lovely atmosphere in the evening in Venice. It was a sparkling city with the light sound of splashing waves.
Thus, my trip came to an end and it is surely a one I would recommend.