28 May 2015

Arrivederci Chioggia - Bonjour Vars

Sad to leave this venue, flavours and fun loving people. The Pizza and the ice cream is delicious. The hotel better that we had hoped for, free bicycle hire, secure parking, clean and well equipped with glimpses of the harbour, free wi/fi, and T/V. Family run  The Hotel at Sottomarina   gets a thumbs up from me !

Wandering along the wide street market today much of the goods available are at a better price in the local shops. So we bought a few gifts at the harbourside shop near to the hotel. Twice as nice and half the price. Amidst one market stall we spied Lofoten dried cod. Awful stuff that tastes as bad as it looks; but then  I fell for an even worse option, Calamari and oily chiplets from a market van. I would have been more satisfied with another liquorice and lemon ice cream. (real flavour with pips and chewy bits of lemon).

Coffee before we go & so sad to leave Chioggia

Chioggia sunset

Where boats are as common as cars

Reflections are always present here

Venice is just over the horizon

Early one morning  in dazzling bright colour

My watercolours never got to be used

This place I would love to re-visit

Leos Pizzas: sufficient for this evening, breakfast and the road ahead.

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