We arrived in Venice with an agenda, for sure, to find lighting for the pied~á~Eze.
Navigating our way through the narrow winding walkways, over bridges and through the plazas proved to be quite a challenge, but even when lost I was constantly struck by the stunning beauty and charm of this legendary island.
If you go to Venice, be sure to travel light, because it can be quite a hike to get to your hotel. When we finally got to the fabulous RH Collection Hotel we were rewarded with incredible views of The Grand Canal from the balcony.
But we didn’t have much time to linger. We hopped in a water taxi right away and headed to Isola di Murano.
Taking in the views along the way.
We hit the island running and saw an abundance of amazing glass. We also passed a lot of shops filled with junky glass, the imported sort. I had heard that Murano can be quite the tourist trap and that visitors needed to beware of glass that isn’t actually made in Murano, but once you get there, it’s not difficult to distinguish between the pieces made on island and those that came in from foreign lands.
We accomplished our mission: we found some key pieces for our pad and the contacts we need for future purchases; and I can’t wait to go back to Venice to get lost all over again.