Fast and Furious in Florence

Thursday we did a fast and furious trip to Florence from Venice–for the day!  We ride the fast train which got us there in 2 hours thru beautiful countryside and several very long tunnels.  My friend Elena Grifoni met us at the station.  Elena is a most capable guide to Firenze […] Read more »

Coffee In Italy

  Coffee is great in my opinion and seems to be even better in Italy.  They like it strong here..and I do too. An un cafe is espresso in a tiny cup. Many Italians prefer that.  I usually drink a cappuccino or cafe latte here and either one tastes wonderful. […] Read more »

In the Neighborhood

Typing on a mini iPad is kind of hard thus my posts may tend to be short…but lots of pictures! Our 2 bedroom apartment is quite nice in a newly remodeled building. We are about 10 minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and about 5 minute walk from the Font. […] Read more »

Day on Murano

Yesterday we started out the gorgeous day with our cafe latte and brioche for me at our local coffee shop.  It is so good.  I look forward to this every day.       Then it was on the Vaporetto (like a water bus) to Murano for the day.  Murano…the […] Read more »

Grocery Shopping in Venice

Only a few years ago, Venice was a city of neighborhood alimentari or grocery stores, cheese shops, meat markets, and produce vendors. Supermarkets were few and far between. Times have changed, and today you’ll supermarkets in most of Venice’s sestieri or districts. That’s bad news for traditionalists, but it’s good news […] Read more »