Venice 2016

A Room with a View

Yes, I know that was set in Florence, but this room is in Venice with a view out across the lagoon. It’s in the apartment where Veronica has been staying for the first part of her sabbatical.

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Another room with a view

The little bakery close to the apartment where you can also get an ice-cream, or even sit and watch the traffic on the Giudecca Canal while you sip a gin and tonic…

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Torcello

TorcelloThe bell tower is finally free of scaffolding, after several years of restoration.

Below is a more distant view on a different day, with the snow-capped Alps behind.

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Saint Mark’s Cathedral

The mosaic above where we sat on Sunday morning shows (at the centre) the angel showing the women the empty tomb on the first Easter Day.

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Views across the Guidecca Canal
The part of Venice where Veronica has been staying is more residential, less “touristy” than many other areas. These views are looking across to the main part of the city. The Giudecca Canal is a bit like a bypass for the Grand Canal, which is behind the buildings on the opposite bank.

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