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Damien Hirst at the Palazzo Grassi and Gelateria Paolin

Our second Sunday in Venice arrived, underlining that our time there was going fast, and was already half over.  After a day of visiting the islands of Burano and Torcello, it was a good day to do something light.  We … Continue reading

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Torcello and Burano Islands, Mea Libera Tutti and Risotto di Go

What do you do when you are visiting Venice, Italy, and you discover that there are three (yes, 3!) cruise ships all docking with the city one day?  Our solution to what promised to be a very crowded city was … Continue reading

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Basilica di Sant’ Anastasia, Duomo and L’Arte del Gelato in Verona

Let me begin by saying that there is more than enough to keep you busy (and ecstatic) for every day of two weeks in Venice.  So the wish to take a day or two away from Venice is not a … Continue reading

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Madonna dell’ Orto, Ristorante Diana and Chicken with Forty Cloves

Therese and I woke up on our morning in Venice, Italy feeling excited about having two weeks to explore this amazing city.  But did we jump out of bed at the crack of dawn and run out to start sightseeing, … Continue reading

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Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria in Trastevere and Hotel Forum Restaurant

With just a couple of days left in our week in Rome, Thursday found us visiting a somewhat out-of-the-way neighborhood, that is, Trastevere, on the west side of the Tiber River.  We would visit one of the private-home art museums, … Continue reading

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Pane e Salame and Mastro Ciccia Frame Bernini Day in Rome

You might say it was a risk entrusting me to plan our trip to Rome (and then on to Venice).  I had been to Venice for one day, and Rome never – and Therese had visited Venice many times and … Continue reading

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MACRO, Galleria Borghese and Ristorante Il Viaggio in Rome

Over our first three days in Rome, we covered all the ultra-touristy attractions: we rode the Hop-on, Hop-off bus, and saw the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel (and the Vatican Museums).  With that under our belt, it was time to … Continue reading

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