Greetings from our honeymoon in Italy! We have been busy walking all over Venice and Florence, eating lots of pasta, and drinking so much Chianti. It’s been a very active four days. So much so that we are in heaven now doing nothing in the small town of Greve in Chianti. We are in a remote villa high in the hills overlooking wine country. Love the Villa Bordoni for upgrading us. This place is gorgeous, but more on that later.
The highlight of Venice was our gondola ride along the Grand Canal. The city was overwhelmed with people for the Easter holiday so it was nice to escape the crowds with our own gondola. We celebrated Easter in St. Mark’s Basilica. Had no idea it was a latin mass. As you can imagine, we understood nothing. The funniest thing was the people next to us asking to point out where we were in the hymn book and we shrugged and laughed. We had no idea! They also did not serve communion which was really weird. I have never gone to mass and not received the body of Christ. Ummm, isn’t that the most important part of the mass? Not sure if it was because there were so many people.
I had a feeling prior to the trip that I’d be disappointed with the food and wine. I am that girl who pumps pepper and spice into everything I eat. Sadly those fears have played out. Nothing has been tasty enough here. And the wine…I would bet on bottles of Alameda Rosenblum wine over Italian wine any day. Any day! The wines here suck. They’re bitter, inconsistent, and every glass has quite a bit of residue filtering to the bottom.
Here are pictures from Venice.