Gliding along the canals of Venice in a gondola ..

… sipping champagne, all the while being serenaded by a duo of musicians  🙂

Enjoy the ride with us as we glide through the canals, narrow and wide, between beautiful old buildings and under bridges

I must add here, that Don and Jeanne were on their honeymoon !!!!   He’s a very young and spritely 80 and she’s 60+ !!!!!!   A beautiful love story .. they ‘found’ themselves after both spouses had passed away.  They were the lucky ones, naturally,  to have the singer and accordion player in their gondola 🙂


Don and Jeanne (with the hats) and Ron and Camilla …  .. What a stunning voice the singer had !

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Charlie and Paula’s daughter, Patty ..






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Charlie, Paula and daughter Patty .. and Mick, Gina and their son Robert (if I recall his name correctly)  Copy of IMG_3952 Copy of IMG_3953 Copy of IMG_3954


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…  A bonus boat ride!!!!    ….  from a gondola to a launch!!   It took us along the Grand Canal and across the waters to our hotel on Lido di Venezia !!    (next post)

Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy : June 2013


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2 Responses to Gliding along the canals of Venice in a gondola ..

  1. That is definitively something that needs to be on everybody’s international travel bucket list

    • Yes I agree!! It was a surreal experience. And all the stories we heard of smelly water were wrong. A little dirty in places but that’s understandable with trees versus winds, but no plastics and definitely no smell

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