Si, sono arrivata a Venezia! And for those who don’t know Italian that is “Yes, I have arrived in Venice”. Thanks to my friend in my Italian class I have corrected “sono arrivato ” to “sono arrivata” the feminine. No not chemo brain. We can blame jet lag this time.
The flights were uneventful and wheelchair service at the airports worked like a dream. If you have trouble walking those long distances I highly recommend it. Daniela, the keeper of the keys, met me at the Sacca Fisola vaporetto dock and took my bags and me to the apartment. It’s quite a long walk from there with my current limited mobility and I kept having to stop and catch my breath. Hopefully that will improve over the course of my stay.
Since I did not sleep on the plane I was so tired by the time I got to the apartment that I did not venture out again. But here are a few pictures I took from my window and a couple in my apartment.
I’m surrounded by red tile roofs. Although the buildings are part of the old Molino Stucky flour mill they have been completely remodeled into this complex.
As you can see in this picture it is very modern for Venice. And yes, there is an elevator…I’m on the third floor (US 4th).
We came around this corner to get to the door of my building. I think. So many twists and turns. At least the courtyard has some greenery.
It was a beautiful day for my arrival and had temps in the mid 50’s.
And of course that Venetian blue sky. At night there is some kind of light on the top of the building below and you can watch the seagulls soaring in it.
My “closet” kitchen, close the doors and it disappears. No oven, but a four burner cook top. And it is well equipped for such a small space. The microwave is over on a shelf behind the TV (which is a 32″ flat screen….just like home).
The comfy chair where I’m sitting and the dining table and door to the apartment behind. Okay, the chair blocks the view of the table but I’m going to get some help from a friend and move it over in front of the window anyway….for the light.
My friend Iris did a lovely blog post yesterday which features the food of the season….artichokes. I have to find out if they are having the festival this weekend. I love artichokes…they should be on the menu in all the restaurants while I’m here.