Friday, September 11, 2015
Day Four - Our last night in Venice
We ended our visit to Venice with a beautiful gondola ride. A wonderful gondolero spoke to us and lamented the Venice of today. He told me - as others have- that in 20 years there will be no venetians left in Venice and the entire City will be nothing more than an "amusement park for tourists".
It saddens me tremendously to see Venice through the eyes of its residents. Fiercely loyal venetians who, quite frankly, resent what has become of this great City.
Tomorrow morning we leave for Rome. I take with me beautiful memories and a tremendous respect for the Venetians.
Posted by Elena at 5:21 PM