We actually got up early today and were out of the apartment around 10.  Yea for us.  Nothing planned so we decided just to wander around.  It was a beautiful day, blue skies, mild temperatures.  Since it is supposed to start raining in earnest on Thursday, today was an ideal day to do this.  We first thought we would look into the garden at our apartment.  It is huge and goes all the way back to the next street.  What a bonus.  There is even a resident cat.

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Sunny bright days are the perfect days to find one of the best treats in Venice, the reflections in the canals:

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We also stopped in at the Chiesa di San Rocco.  This visit we have noticed that many of the churches are allowing flashless photography.

DSC_9599 DSC_9600 DSC_9605This church along with many other artists has nine Tintoretto’s.  The art in this city is mind-boggling.

We continued to wander and wound up in Santa Croce sestiere.  Sometimes we were successful in making our way further and sometimes we hit a dead end and had to retreat and regroup.  That’s the fun of wandering.  We ate at Ostaria al Vecio Pozzo.  We ordered buffalo mozzarella with sweet and sour pumpkin, fried squash blossoms, and two pizzas thinking they were small , individual size pizzas.  When the first came out (the anchovy, onion and capers one) and it was larger than a turkey platter, we quickly asked if we could cancel the second one.  Luckily the waitress was very accommodating and even with only one pizza, we had too much to eat.

We continued our meandering, went through Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio and onto the Rialto Market.  There we caught the vaporetto home.  Alan made a quick trip to the grocery and then settled in for an afternoon nap.  Dinner wasn’t until late and was fresh made agnolotti(bought at the pasticcieria on Campo San Barnaba) with spinach and ricotta filling topped with roasted garlic, roasted onions, left over roasted vegetables and a pinch of red pepper flakes.


Tomorrow Alan has a rowing lesson with Nan and I get to go along for the ride.  Afterward, the three of us are going out to lunch to catch up on each others lives.  More then.



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