Canale di Cannaregio

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  • Day23

    Clever husband...

    October 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Now the man cant remember what day it is but my very clever hubby managed to find the hotel where we had our honeymoon this morning. Purely based on a corner of St Mark's Sq and a random bridge. Not bad for over 17 yrs ago.Read more

  • Day3

    Frari Church and Scuola di San Rocco

    November 3, 2014 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 15 °C

    The Frari Church of the Franciscans and the nearby Scuola di San Rocco contain the finest collections of renaissance Venetian art in the world. Our British guide Susan has lived in Venice and studied art here for twenty-nine years. Though we were not allowed to take photos inside either building, I was able to snap one shot of Tintoretto's masterpiece, Virgin and Child with the Saints just as I entered the narthex. The church itself frames the work, which is itself the altarpiece. A carving of the work tops the tomb of Tintoretto, which is also in this church. We had dinner with Beth and Pete, from Portland, Oregon. Beth grew up near Glenda in Mount Holly, NC, though they did not meet until this trip.Read more

  • Day18


    July 22, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We arrived at CoVino after traversing many narrow and varied alleyways. It is a very small restaurant with only 16 seats.

    We started with glasses of organic prosecco while we perused the menu. It was a three course menu, so we each got to choose our courses. I began with sole and peaches to which they added chocolate shavings. Again, it sounds crazy, but it was perfect! Evan started with a pasta with ragu, which was really neat because it had a hint of curry. And Brad had an octopus and lentil salad. Brad and I had the wine pairings as well, while Evan enjoyed his bottled lemonade.

    The next course was considered a main course. Brad had a squid ink spaghetti with roe; Evan had eel (yes, eel! By choice!) with plums and a sesame and peanut sauce; and I had sea bream with roast vegetables and a fennel salad. Of course we all sampled one another's dishes, as usual, and everyone had made lovely choices!

    The last course was dessert. Evan chose a very decadent chocolate cake; Brad had the cheese course; and I had a buffalo ricotta with nuts and fruit. Everything from the food to the service to the wine pairings was absolutely top notch! It was a truly decadent meal to kick off our time in Venezia!

    Feeling quite satisfied, we headed off to catch the vaperetto. It was dark and all you could see where the lights of the hotels and restaurants along the canal. It was so incredibly beautiful that I almost couldn't believe I was seeing it! Venice is such an incredible city that I am almost kicking myself that it took me so long to see it. However, I am seeing it now and will certainly make the most of it!
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  • Day11

    A day on Venezia

    June 11, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    First thing this morning we had a tour by a local guide Elizabetta. She took us though the streets of Venice, to a really fun demonstration of Mask making and a history of the festival tradition, and later through St. Mark's Basillica. After that we spent the rest of the day wandering the streets of Venice. Pizza for lunch. We spent more than an hour trying to find a store I was interested in. We got lost, which was both stressful and interesting. When we gave up, we started finding out way back to rest and cool off at our hotel. That was when we found the store (H&M). I bought a top and pants. Left the and went around the corner and found our hotel (less than a block from our By the end of the evening we had gone about 17,000 steps.Read more

  • Day68

    Venice Part 2

    August 5, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Buongiorno! We begun the day with a quick cappuccino at the hostel since it was before 11 and still socially acceptable to drink! We then attempted to go to brunch because apparently brunch is popular on Sundays in Venice. We think we may have gotten to the restaurant a little late because they were no longer serving breakfast food when we got there. This did not upset us though because the food was still great and we ate at a table right next to a canal! I had the salmon pasta with an aperol spritz! Yum! Afterwards we got our first daily gelato! Yum again! We then walked around and shopped a bit which was nice being able to add some Italian pieces to my capsule wardrobe that I am pretty sick of at this point. Next we took a boat to Murano to see glass blowing! We were a little worried that we would have trouble seeing glass blowing since we didn’t do much research or planning and since many places tend to be closed on Sundays. Luckily we had no issues at all! This was a huge relief after all the difficulties we had visiting Terezín a few days prior. The boat ride to Murano was very short and there was a boat stop only 2 minutes away from our hostel. Once we got there it was really easy to find a glass blowing presentation. We watched a demonstration of both glass blowing and glass molding which was very impressive and fascinating. The whole presentation was extremely efficient with showing us two WOW demos in under 5 minutes. I bought a pair of earrings at this glass makers shop after realizing that all the earrings I owned were from Claire’s. We then walked around and looked at the glass items from the windows of other shops. We bought Grant an early birthday gift of a glass piece with two fish that are supposed to represent our suite’s married fish, Timothee and Rolodex II. But shhhh don’t tell Grant about the gift, it’s going to be a surprise! We then walked around and hung out a bit before dinner. At our hostel in Prague one of the workers highly recommended a take-away pizza place when we told her we were going to Venice. We decided to buy pizzas there and have a canal side picnic pizza party! The pizza wasn’t bad but definitely wasn’t the best pizza I’ve ever had. We need to get that poor girl to Naples if that was the best pizza she’s ever had! During our picnic there were many weird birds that hung out with us making weird squeaking noises. They surprisingly never made any real attempts at our food which was nice, but it still freaked us out so we ate our pizza pretty quick and left the area. Afterwards we had our second gelato of the day. Double yum! All the gelatos in Italy were very creamy and will be missed greatly once I leave. We finished our night by enjoying lemon sodas while lounging at the hangout area of our hostel. The next morning we woke up early for hostel breakfast and then to go back to the airport for our flight to Barcelona. I am sad to leave Italy and private rooms but knowing that I will be seeing Grant soon makes it okay! It’s always hard to say bye to Italy but I know it isn’t a goodbye but a see you later! I also plan on bringing pieces of Italy with me to Seattle by trying to learn Italian as well as pasta making! So with that in mind I lovingly say arrivederci to Italy!Read more

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