Today we had a goal: to visit the Island of Giudecca.
We atarted with a quick visit to Majer for coffee and then caught the 4.1 vaporetto.
We got off at the Redentore stop and visited the beautiful Palladian church. They had amazing flowers in there which, I discovered, were left over from a prominent musicians funeral. Look in this picture of the entrance–you can see Ken and me, in my hat and San Marco reflected in the glass doors:
We walked east from there exploring the small residential neighborhoods and canals.
I took lots of photos.
So much more laundry hanging out here than in Venice!
Loved this gate with bright white hydrangeas in the garden behind:
We found a building called Casa dei Tre Occhi which had a photography show by Elliot Erwitt. I loved the show, on three small floors, of black and whites full of historical (mostly 1950’s–70’s) commentary and humor. It made me think more about the photos I take and what I “see” through the lens.
The outside wall of the 3 Occhi:
We went to lunch at Figlie delle Stelle right on the canal.
It was a wonderful lunch. We started with a really nice, home made bread basket which included my favorites: taralli then ordered an app– a fava bean puree with sauteed greens and crostini. We shared a primo of spaghetti with mussels in a very light tomato sauce and the pasta was made of farro flour. It was so much better than any whole grain pasta I’ve tried at home! The frittura mista was next. It had lots of shrimp and squid and little fish as well as vegetables. Gotta love fried food! We shared everything but couldn’t finish the frittura. Bill was 60.50.
We walked a bit more on lovely Giudecca and took the vap home.
We were able to meet Mark and Missy for a spritz at Campo Santo Stefano before they went to dinner. It was wonderful!
We just had left overs for dinner–still full from lunch.


Giudecca — 2 Comments

  1. What a wonderful day. I have always wanted to get inside of Tre Occhi, how cool!
    Your lunch sounds great, such a pretty photo of your beverages.