Recap Part 2

I’m taking advantage of a rainy morning to work on this a bit.  Also, we are getting new floors in our living areas so I am stuck in my bedroom. Allora– On to Lucca where we were so extremely happy … Continue reading →

A leisurely Explore

We’re getting lazier and lazier in the mornings, but we finally made it out and walked straight to Cafe Coloniale for a quick coffee.  Then we continued on to the park where I first photographed the big yellow gingko tree. … Continue reading →

Market Day

Thursday morning:  Local food market at the Arsenale.  It’s interesting that yesterday we had been stopped to sign a petition to save the Aresenale building from commercial development and the future of this market is an unknown.  Just like Tallahassee! … Continue reading →

The Arena

I had a mission in the morning.  I wanted to visit a coffee place I had read about online.  So we walked, about 20 minutes out of the centro to find it.  (We’ve made up with google and are besties … Continue reading →

On to our Last Stop

In the morning, we left our luggage in Luigi’s next door office and ended up staying and talking with him for a while.  He is a special kind of host and we really enjoyed our time with him.  Here is … Continue reading →

Test Post

Hi all. This is Jan’s friend Kim. Just checking the automatic facebook notifications.

Heading Northwest

The morning was bittersweet.  The sunrise was beautiful and I kept my eyes trained on the windows watching the changing light above the silhouette of San Michele. Elisa stayed with us at the bus stop until we could board and … Continue reading →

Save Venice

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 … Continue reading →

A perfect day in < perfect weather

Our plan was to meet our Venetian friend, Nan, to go see the Venini show at Le Stanze del Vetro on San Giorgio Island.  We woke up to unrelenting rain–not a total downpour, but certainly more than a drizzle.  So … Continue reading →

New for Us

In all of ours trip here to Venice, we had never taken the tour of the Jewish Ghetto.  The first one of the day is at 10:30, so we decided to try to make it and if we didn’t we’d … Continue reading →