Italy 2012, continued -- final post Arrivederci means "until we see each other again," and that finality lingered around us when we woke up early that morning. No high water siren last night, and we wanted one last walk in Venice before braving the airplane trip home later in the day. It was foggy this… Continue reading Arrivederci, Italy
Burano, of Many Colors
Italy 2012, continued: November 2, 2012 We leave from the Fondamente Nova vaparetto stop, which is on the backside of the main islands, and head straight out past Venice's cemetery, on an island all its own. First stop is Murano (glass making) with our final destination for the day Burano (lace making). We join the… Continue reading Burano, of Many Colors
Venice Churches and Sights
Italy 2012, continued Water overlapping a doorway, across the canal from our hotel Late in the night, we hear the aqua alta (high water) sirens go off. A website tells us the following: So, first a siren is used to alert everyone of the high tide alarm.Next, a signal indicates the expected level of… Continue reading Venice Churches and Sights
Venice, at last!
Italy 2012, continued Marble Sign next to Convent Door We'd been reading about the Acqua Alta -- high water -- that had flooded Venice this year, and seen the photos of tourists wading up to their knees in San Marco plaza, so we decided to stay a while longer in Padua to do some shopping.… Continue reading Venice, at last!