So, V. and I are taking a triplet to Venice for four sleeps in October with my sister and her husband. We have rented a two bedroom apartment which is a six-minute walk from the piazza San Marco.
In preparation for said trip, I've just finished reading: The Glassblower of Murano. Good book, not great, but I love the references to the history, the glassblower's trade and the city. It has gotten my
Did I tell you this will be a second visit for me? Yes, I was there as a girl in 1980 and was almost overwhelmed with sensory overload. As a student, I couldn't afford anything, I just studied my guidebook and walked for miles around the little streets, across bridges, in and out of churches and ate unsalted bread and funny looking fish dishes that can be found displayed in most coffee/bar places.
This time, I am doing the cheesy gondola ride and attending a Vivaldi concert at the Scuola Grande Di S.Teodoro. I would also love to see the Fortuny Museum as his clothes designs were exceptional in every way... Oh, to own a scrap of Fortuny fabric...