Our last full day in Europe. We started the day with a free water taxi ride to the island of Murano, where the world-famous Venetian glass is made. We were given a tour of the Marco Polo furnace, which has been around for centuries, but declined their "generous" offer to purchase a piece of art.
Instead, we headed for the canal and browsed the shops that had small pieces of jewelry and other souvenir items. We took the public transport back (2 euros) for a wonderful trip back across the water to Venice.
We pulled into the quay near St. Mark's and walked back to the room, ready for a mid-day rest.
Later we went out and did a little more exploring and found a waterside restaurant where Sheila ordered sea bass and I had chicken with eggplant.
We knew our next day would be a long one -- up at 4 a.m. to catch a water taxi at 5 to go to Marco Polo airport and catch a plane at 7. So we packed up and jumped in bed, ready for the long trip home.