Going to the opera, wow, this was special. Verdi’s “I Lombardi alla prima crocera”. Never heard of it so did some prep prior to coming to Venice and the music sounded glorious, and indeed it was simply splendid when heard in the most beautiful opera house. The interior was decoratively outstandingly beautiful.
The only hiccough was the interval. We missed a glass of Prosecco because we did not understand the local system to obtain your drink. First you needed to find the till which was not by the bar. You pay at the till, keep your receipt and then queue up at the bar and show your receipt to a barman who then prepares your drink. We of course queued for a while and when we tried to order at the bar we’re told to go to the till, get a receipt and return. Irritating but in the scheme of things only mildly so.
Yes, it’s expensive and it’s a treat but it’s a one-off and so worthwhile. So glad we took a risk, the memory will be for life.