Venice – Day 4

Our last day in Venice started with a tour of Gallerie dell’Accademia. On the way to the art museum we stopped on top of the Accademia Bridge for the view of the canal and the unusual statue in the garden next to it. We took a marvelous tour of the museum with a local guide and saw amazing paintings by Titian, Boticelli and many other great pre-Renaissance artists. We then were treated to a demonstration by a master glass blower from Murano. The afternoon was spent wandering the streets of Venice and finding little jewels around every corner. In the evening we gathered for a group gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Our guide, Daniella, even ordered a beautiful full moon along with an excellent soloist accompanied by an accordionist.

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