Thursday, September 29, 2011
I celebrated my birthday while we were in Italy! I just realized that I didn't blog about it yet....
I was blessed to be able to spend my birthday in Venice!
We went to the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venezia and I got in FREE because it was my BIRTHDAY!! Yippy! Here is some of what we saw...
These paintings were too amazing for me to not share them! I will have to divide this into two different posts. There are too many that I cant leave out!
After lunch we got to check out this instrument museum...
It was very small, but the instruments were very cool!
Check out this tower....
There are actually several towers that lean more than Pisa! I was shocked to find this out.
I dont know if you can tell from the picture, but this one leaned ALOT!
Then we went to St. Marks Square and...
We went into the Bascilica.
There are signs EVERYWHERE that say "No Photo's Inside", so.. I wasn't able to get any pictures of the inside of the Bascilica, but it was REALLY PRETTY!!
After that we checked out the Bridge of Sighs.
Right now it is under restoration/construction, but at least we got to see a glimpse of it!
Then we did an "authentic Walking tour of Venezia" =
We got lost!
We found Marzipan.
None of us had ever tried it before, so I bought some...
It tasted like stale "Circus Peanuts"! Yuck!
All day long we gave out crackers to the homeless and beggars! I think we got more out of it then they did!
And I had my very own authenic Italian Cannolo. Did you know that Cannoli is actually plural?? We have been saying it wrong this whole time!! Who knew?
Overall, it was a GREAT birthday. The only thing missing was DETTO!