Happy new year everyone! Wish you all the best in this new year and stay happy always! Back to our post on our Italy trip, the next day, we woke up early and travelled towards Ponte di Rialto.
The photo was taken in Fondamenta Venier. The water level has risen in Venice.
After a short walk, we arrived at Ponte dell’Accademia. We were taking photos around the area when we were approached by a gondolier who asked if we want to take a gondola trip around the Grand Canal. After bargaining on the price of the boat trip, we hopped on to the gondola.
A photo taken from the gondola. The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, commonly known as the Salute, can be seen from the photo.
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat which was once the main transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times, the gondola is more commonly used to carry tourists. Our gondolier was very nice and friendly, he was striking different poses for us to capture photos. Throughout the gondola trip, he was singing Italian songs for us. Though a bit pricey, it was a pleasant trip!
Though the weather was tremendously cold in Venice, there are still many tourists around taking gondola rides.
Our half an hour boat trip ended and we continued our journey towards the Ponte di Rialto. The photo above was taken on the Ponte dell’Accademia, overlooking the Grand Canal.
Traffic jam with gondolas?
Finally we arrived at the well-known Ponte di Rialto. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges which cross the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal.
The view from the Rialto Bridge. Water buses, water taxis and gondolas can be taken from the Rialto stop.
Another photo taken from the Rialto Bridge.
The view on the Rialto looking southwest down the Grand Canal. There are quite a number of restaurants along the Grand Canal. We decided to look for a café in that area for a light snack.
After walking around Riva del Ferro, we made up our mind to visit Mister Sandwich.
The interior of the café.
There are a number of sandwiches to choose from. Some of which we haven’t seen before in the UK before. They are all so delicious looking!
We had a tiny prosciutto vova sandwich for €1.50. The generously filled ham and egg sandwich was a nice snack for a light bite. Simple and delicious, we love it.
We also had a Nutella crepe for €3.50. Though a little overpriced, the crepe was intensely delicious. The crepe was served warm and filled with thick Nutella sauce topped with icing sugar. The crepe was irresistible, missing them so much right now.
We will be posting on Piazza San Marco in our coming post with more scrumptious Italian food. Stay tune!
Bar Mister Sandwich,
San Marco 5120-5121,