Venice (the City of Zombies) — Day Two Evening

Hi! Me and a canal.
I found an herbal shop.
Venetian food: each region of Italy has a distinct cuisine. They are so different, in fact, that there truly is no such thing as “Italian” food. Not surprisingly, seafood is a large part of a typical Venetian diet.
  • Cicheti is an interesting, unique component of Venetian cuisine. It’s a kind of “finger food”, which ranges form veggies to seafood. I had some eggplant and potatoes which were pretty good. It’s basically little pieces of food that can be ordered at the counter like this one and eaten standing at the bar, or taken to go.
  • They also serve spritz, a wine-based cocktail composed of prosecco wine or champagne, bitter liqueur, and sparkling mineral water.
  • The typical wines include of that region are Merlot, Cabernet, Prosecco, and Pinot, with an emphasis on Manzoni and Raboso wines.
Our tour guide Rita recommended Cantina Do Mori and Cantina Do Spade. They’re sort of like pubs; it’s hard to explain. You can order food to be eated while standing at the bar. It’s an interesting experience.
After the walking tour, my roommate Elizabeth V. and I  headed back to the hotel, tired out and with sore feet.
We suddenly came upon an unexpected sight… There were a bunch of people that appeared to be armed milling around, along with a bunch of police officers and security. We kept walking toward the bridge we needed to cross to reach out hotel when suddenly….
We get totally swarmed by a huge crowd of people dressed like zombies. I accidentally ran into a trashcan trying to get away (I tried to speed walk away in the opposite direction from the on-coming mass of costumed pretend-zombies). I lost Elizabeth and kind of got trapped in the middle of the procession. I watched the fake-armed people pretend-kill the zombies. Venice has some sort of annual zombie parade, which I guess is great for people who enjoy that kind of thing.
May as well walk the dog while wandering the streets as an undead citizen of Venice.
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