After visiting the Ponte di Rialto, we made our way to the Piazza San Marco.
The water level has risen significantly in Venice. The water rise in Venice suspended some ferry and water taxi services in the lagoon city. We often see boat drivers lowering their heads when passing through smaller bridges.
The Procuratie are three connected buildings on the St Mark’s Square. The oldest of the buildings is the Procuratie Vecchie on the north side of the Square, which can be seen from the photo. Saint Mark’s Square is the lowest point in the city. In the morning, tourists and the locals have to walk on the elevated walkways to allow access across the Square.
Finally it’s time for dinner, something that we always look forward to ever since we set foot in Italy. Italian food was simply irresistible, suffice for me to say that if you fancy bread, cheese and tomato, Italy would be a food heaven to you!
We ordered a capricciosa pizza priced at €10. The pizza was topped with tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham, mushrooms and antichokes. Though it was topped with the simplest ingredients, the pizza tasted fantastic. The crust was thin and crispy, it was very juicy, cheesy and appetising. Every bite was sensational.
Just when we thought we’ve had the best main, the spaghetti ai fruitti di mare proved us wrong. The seafood spaghetti was excellent, probably one of the best pastas we’ve ever had in our life. Though a little overpriced at €15, the spaghetti was generously served with large mussels, clams and squids. The fresh seafood taste combined with the strong sense of white wine was fantastic, we love it so much that we longed to return for more.
The next morning, we travelled back to the Piazzale Roma bus station to take our flight to Rome. The photo above was taken in Fondamenta Delle Burchielle, somewhere near the bus station. We bid farewell to Venice and say hello to Rome!
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