Category Archives: Museums

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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Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Punta della Dogana spells a Venetian Friday

After a long and busy Thursday day trip to Verona, it was only natural that our Friday in Venice would be a lighter and quieter day.  So we had a relaxed leisurely morning, sleeping in and lolling around the apartment, … Continue reading

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The Frari, Trattoria Dona Onesta and Scuola Grande di San Rocco

After visiting Rome and witnessing the wealth of top-notch art and architecture that one finds throughout the city, it’s hard to imagine that you another city could impress as being even more full of art.  But that was just the … Continue reading

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Gallerie dell’Accademia, Palazzo Franchetti and Gelato Fantasy

The first time I came to Venice, in 2011, we had limited time to explore.  We were boarding a cruise for the Eastern Mediterranean, and had just about a day before the boat would be leaving.  When I planned what … Continue reading

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Doge’s Palace, Ristorante Trovatore and San Zaccaria

Just as with our week in Rome, my idea for our time in Venice was to get the real tourist-y stuff out of the way first.  So on our second day in Venice, a Monday, I decided we would go … 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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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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