Saturday, June 4, 2011

First two days in Venice

We traveled from Orvieto to Venice by train. It was a 5 hour journey through the country side.
When we arrived in Venice it was a short walk to the Vaporetto (waterbus) which took us up the Grand Canal to San Marc where our wonderful small hotel is.
Rather weary we took the advice of the receptionist at the hotel and had a superb fresh fish meal at the Trattoria da Fiore. Venice is known for the wonderful fresh fish as it is so close to the Adriatic Sea.
Graffiti for Jason The ever changing colors and texture of Venice
It is the Bicentennial art festival this year in Venice. This incredible structure is made out of bamboo by Mike and Doug Starn from the USA.
The Sculpture Garden at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Wonderful colors of Venice
The Grand Canal
The Rialto Market - Incredible fresh fish, fruit and vegetables as well as on lookers looking for fish scraps
Picture of baby artichokes especially for Pete. Wish you were here to cook some of your wonderful meals with all the fresh produce.
The Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge
The back streets of Venice
Venice is know for its incredible embossed velvets and silks as well as Murano glass. The shopping here is amazing loved these colorful silk scarves and artist pigments.
Two more days of Venice to follow.
Loving every minute! It has been as special time with my mom.


  1. Cor! that plate in front of your mum is nearly as big as her. Looks nice though. Seems like your having a whale of a time in to Venice. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

  2. What a wonderful place, to have the streets as water and all the markets, a pleasure for the senses.


  3. It must be an amazing city, love all the fabulous colours..

  4. ooohhh I had my most favorite cookie at a bakery in melted in my mouth...ah, thanks for the memories!

  5. Thanks so much for all the good pictures - they brought back so many good memories. We renewed our marriage vows in the church in Orvieto.