About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Jewish Ghetto and Back to Burano

After another light breakfast at the hotel, we headed out to see an area of Venice we had not visited before, the Jewish Ghetto.  

Brandon's rock star look

We caught a vaporetto to the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice.  These lagoon was full of boats today!

Katrina and Brandon enjoying the vaporetto ride.

Sunday morning on a Venice canal.

A lone gondolier in a quiet part of Venice

A sign that we are in the Jewish Ghetto

Our for a morning row

This is a scene we suspect most people think of when they think of an Italian restaurant.

Katrina and Brandon pose in front of this graffiti frame

And another frame

Once we had wandered most of the ghetto, we worked out way back to the vaporetto stop and took a ride to Burano.  Our first stop in Burano was for lunch.  We had a nice canal side lunch before wandering the  island one last time.  

There aren't too many neighborhoods where these bold colors look normal on a house.

Still shot from a rehearsal for Brandon's first music video...stay tuned and you will see the finished video on a future blog post

The lagoon has a lot of small uninhabited islands and that is apparently where everyone with a boat goes when it is hot and sunny in Venice.

Nintendo on the Vaporetto ride back to Venice

More boaters out for the day.  There must have been hundreds of boats all over the Venetian lagoon.

Once back in Venice, we switched vaporettos and rode to the Accademia stop.  Piazza San Marco in the background.

Mosaics on the Grand Canal

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

More mosaics on the Grand Canal

View of the Grand Canal from the Accademia Bridge.

We stopped for an apperitivo drink near the Accademia before heading to our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner.  

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Gondolier on the Grand Canal.  That is the Venice main post office in the background.

An arch we have walked under many times.

After dinner we made our way slowly back to the hotel, Katrina taking lots of pictures along the way.  Tomorrow we will wander Venice a bit more, ride along the Grand Canal one last time, then head home to Vedano.  

Wow, we are so lucky.  I am still amazed that we were able to live in Italy for 2+ years and have visited Venice 8 times! It feels like a dream.  

No comments:

Post a Comment