Speechless at the Pantheon
warm and inviting. Unlike the rest of our stops, few people spoke English, but we all could understand each other. We immersed ourselves in the town and culture, which is really the purpose of travel isn’t it, to get to know other lands, history and people as well as ourselves? To share stories? It was a perfect ending to another wonderful adventure. Back home, we are devouring our dog-eared copies of National Geographic. Where to next?
Palace and Basilica and cheered with the crowds in cobblestoned St. Mark’s Square when the Bell Tower chimed, while live chamber music soared. We watched the creation of a beautiful Murano glass vase and took a romantic gondola ride through Venice’s maze of canals and waterways, under bridges and alongside palaces. On our last day, to get away from the crowds, we trekked to the small Venetian town of Treviso, known for its delicious Prosecco. We also sampled the radicchio, cooked in a sauce over pasta, for lunch. The walled and canal-lined town was
Bonna L. Nelson is a Bay-area writer, columnist, photographer and world traveler. She resides with her husband, John, in Easton.
View up one of the beautiful canals of Venice. 48
Tidewater Times August 2016