Friday, July 1, 2016

Venice is Great

Our new neighborhood.
We've settled into our new neighborhood in Venice.  We are on a small canal about a 100 yards off the Grand Canal in a beautiful home.  The family is very nice and the nanny has been very helpful with her information about Venice.

Our room.

Venetian blown glass in our room.
Yesterday we went to the island of Murano to see the shops that blow glass.  They are truly the masters of this craft.  We were able to go into the areas where they were working and watch the process.  It was over 90 yesterday, so the workshops were unbelievably hot with the furnaces going.

Our front yard.
A busy early morning on our street.
All freight, FedEx, and everything else gets delivered by boat.  This is early morning on our street.
So how do we get around?  We purchased a "WaterBus" pass, so we go everywhere by boat.  There are no cars or any other vehicles on the island of Venice.  The choices are: WaterBus, WaterTaxi or gondola.

What's in our neighborhood?  Here's a quick photo tour.

Down the Grand Canal from home.
The passageway from our front door to the canal.
Church bells ring a block away.
You knew I would find the neighborhood bakery.
Our "bus stop" is about 3 minutes from the house.
Gondolas at the end of our street.
S.Toma Square is only 100 feet away.

What are the world traveler doing this morning?  Laundry.  Life is good.... the walk to the laundromat will be exciting.


  1. Wow! It's amazing to think how Venice was designed and built. The goodies in the bakery look delish. Life has and continues to be good for the Rangers. Enjoy my friends.

  2. Hey, this is Maureen, on my mom's computer....Oh, to see this again! We stayed right on Grand Canal, and I just saw these places in April...I'm so jealous. I fell totally in love with Venice!!! We took the water taxis to St. Mark's Square and back. All along Grand Canal from one end to the other. I hope you enjoy as much as we did. It's a magical place.