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Trip Report Hanabillies head to the Serenissima and beyond

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Finally it's here! Months of planning and years in anticipating...the day is here! Right now we're in London, and will be flying off and landing in Venice around 1:00 today!

When I say I have dreamed of Venice, I don't mean i saw a travel poster and sighed, thinking "someday I'd love to go to Venice..." No. I mean in my sleep, deep into REM, recurring dreams of an enchanted place where the streets are water, and people are transported through those streets, eye-level to fabulous buildings, not at water's edge, but right in the water. It never occurred to me that this was an actual place, thinking rather it was someplace i had created to escape to in my dreams, where I felt connected to all of time, right there in those streets of water. It wasn't until oh, maybe 15 years ago when I described those dreams to a friend and she immediately exclaimed, "Venice!' did I realize i dreamed of place that actually existed. Naturally, over the years my obsession grew, knowing I would be there one day (and wondering, had i been there before?)

So, when I say that day is here, you can't imagine the butterflies.

So, the trip coming up: We'll be six nights in Venice, four in Bologna, followed by a week at an agriturismo in Umbria. Ii will try to keep my report short enough to be readable in one lifetime, but please forgive me if I wax on a little. I owe heaps of gratitude to many here who have contributed to my planning (and stoked the dream machine a little too, i dare say.) It was Sr. Franco who suggested the Ca Sagredo, and when I noted that it was beyond our budget, Jamierin advised that I check Luxury Link and lo! We're in at about half price - still a splurge for us, but doable. Thanks also to Peter, ellenem, john123, and all the fabulous trip reports. The information adds so much to the planning,and I hope i can pipe in a little that will help the next Venice newbie.

I'll be back.

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