We woke up to blue skies but we could only hang out long enough to eat breakfast and pack up the car.  We had to be out of Castelrotto by 9:00.  Petra pointed out a few more thing I hadn’t … Continue reading →

Heidi Dresses

Woke up to rain and high 40’s temps, so we took it slow (I really can’t imagine we could be taking it any slower but we die) and after breakfast it seemed to be clearing.  Since hiking in the rain … Continue reading →

Eating Soup in June

Clouds.  Everywhere.  Clouds.   Breakfast in this place was lovely and  a treat.  I loved my scrambled egg!   We drove a short way (like 10 min. max) to a place where we could catch a very short, simple trail.  And … Continue reading →

Ciao Ciao Venezia, Guten tag, Castelrotto

We woke to a perfectly dazzling Venetian morning; we could even see the mountains out over the lagoon from our front windows.  We went out for coffee at the Puppa Bar and I took a few last minute snap shots. … Continue reading →

Art all Day (oh yes–food and wine, too)

Again we thought about going to the cemetery but we just didn’t. Instead we headed west into Cannaregio in order to find some of the free collateral exhibitions of the Bienalle.  You could probably stay here a month and not … Continue reading →

Goin’ with the Flow

Our plan was to go to the cemetery but it looked like rain and all the weather web sites said rain and storms so we decided to take it easy and just go for a long walk into Castello, try … Continue reading →

Another great day in Paradise

We took off early on the vaporetto to meet Amy and Larry at the Arsenale part of the Biennale.  First things first, we went for coffee at the Puppa bar and then to the vaporetto docks.  The boat that came … Continue reading →

To Bologna for Lunch

Up and at ’em early because we were meeting our dear friends Nadia, Loris and their son Elio for lunch in Bologna.  Seems crazy, right but it was totally worth it! We had a really crazy morning–we are having craziness … Continue reading →

We really like this Neighborhood

I think technically speaking this area is called Santi Appostoli but I’m not really sure.  Whatever, we really like it.  The tourists seem to go only on the Fondamenta, to catch the vaporetto, or on the main streets from Strada … Continue reading →

Wild as in “Wild and Crazy”

I woke up very early and realized I might be able to catch the sunrise so I popped out of bed and hung out at our windows for the treat: Since I was ready, I went to the Vaporetto ticket … Continue reading →