Save Venice is a non profit organization, with an obvious purpose, housed in a beautiful historic palazzo on the Grand Canal in Dorsoduro. Lucky for us, our friend Jill has been finishing up a project there and invited us to come over and see the building. She explained a lot about the mission of Save Venice and took us on a tour of the offices and the library:
We had a really nice visit with Jill, but we had to leave because the plan was to get an early start so Ken could do some work in the afternoon.
We walked a few blocks in Dorsoduro, where the window shopping is great!
On the way back home, we walked back over the Accademia Bridge and into San Marco to the Santa Maria del Giglio church. The highly decorated facade kept us looking and looking. It’s hard to get a picture because the street is so narrow there.The inside was beautiful. I lit a candle for a friend battling cancer. These inlaid marble angles really caught my attention:
We stopped at the Crosea bakery for some fresh bread. I also bought a piece of a seasonal, brown dessert called castagnatto (or close to that) which is kind of a pudding cake made with chestnut flour, raisins and pine nuts. I found it strange tasting but at least I tried it. Came home and had bread and vegetable soup (I made so much, we’ll be eating it everyday!) and Ken started his work while I read and napped. He ended up working a lot longer than I expected and so we never went out again.
Instead, we got sucked into watching CNN, listening to Obama speak live in Michigan, feeling so inspired. What a pro! Cannot wait to celebrate here on Wednesday!
I made us some simple tortellini and salad before we watched a couple episodes of Grace and Frankie (Pat, have you?) and went to bed.