Today is my and Allison's last day with the family! Then we are off on our own!!
This morning we went on a gondola ride down the Grand Canal and through some small Rios. The Gondolier even sang for us! It was quite touristy but still a lot of fun.
Then we all split off in twos and walked around the city for a while.
In the afternoon we went to three islands: Murano, Torcello and Burano.
Murano is famous for blown glass so we took an adorable little boat out to the glass factory and watched a demonstration.
Torcello isn't really famous for anything. It has a lot of trees and one beautiful church. Also, Atilla's throne is there but we were kinda skeptical about that one. The island is in the middle of the lagoon and we are doubtful Atilla's wasted his conquering time on that little spot.
Burano is famous for lace and colorful houses. We met our boat guide's mom and 86 year old grandmother who still makes lace. Then we walked around the tiny island and took pictures of the houses.
This clock tower was leaning 2 meters. Leaning tower of Pisa, watch out!
The trip with the family has been amazing for this past three weeks! And sadly we must part with them now. Tomorrow, Allison and I will start our new blog:The sisterhood of the traveling soon-to-be aunts (miss you baby stinky!)! Sooooo keep following! Its sure to get more interesting...