Venice: Day 2

We stayed in a neighborhood of locals, artists, and students: Dorsoduro. Just a hop over the Grand Canal, it’s a less crowded, cheaper part of Venice. In the morning we found the neighborhood piazza. A farmer’s market was happening: Fresh flowers and produce on sale. Neighbors catching up with each other, older folks sunning in … Continue reading Venice: Day 2

Venice: Day 1

We made our way to Venice via train. The train ride from Florence is only 2 and 1/2 hours. We ended up sitting next to an older New Jersey couple on their 30th wedding anniversary trip through Italy. It was nice to exchange conversations about our travels thus far. After a pleasant ride we got … Continue reading Venice: Day 1