We had the most wonderful first night in Venice on the food, wine and walking tour. There were three couples, one from Florida, another couple from Yorkshire in the UK and us. Then there was our guide, Anna from Napoli and her mother who happened to be staying with her for a week. Anna decided to bring her mother along rather than leave her alone at home. Her mother was fantastic and so much fun. She was trying to help Anna out and she was such a character. She had very little English but that never stops people who want to talk.
We all got on like a house on fire and as we walked the streets of Venice we got to know each other.
The company was great and the food was amazing. I have only been on one food tour before which I enjoyed immensely. That was in SLO in CA and was why I suggested to hubby that we do this. But this tour was several notches above that one. They weren’t stingy on the wine. We had eight food stops. Three different types of wine and a spritzer
I thought I was going to split a gut after the fifth stop but I soldiered on and had cakes and expresso and finished up with gelato. It was fecking marvellous and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going to Venice. I have no doubt it will be the highlight of our visit.
Also and too, I am a sneaky bitch. I got talking to the American guy (he’s 30) about photography and he was telling me about some great photos he had taken in a Utah national park. I made a comment about how they were privatizing the parks…waiting for his response. He didn’t disappoint me. He trashed Trump in one sentence and I left it at that. The night was too much fun to think about that decrepit old bugger.
Will try and post some photos tomorrow. I didn’t take that many today.