Category Archives: food

Arrivederci, Venezia

The evening of March 31, Max and I planned to meet for dinner at La Calcina where we have dinner reservations at 7:30. I’m early and I’m waiting in that lovely room. This man will be our waiter. I zoomed … Continue reading

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Sitting in the sun and paying too much for cappuccino….again

March 30, 2017 is an anniversary for me. It is exactly one year since I began chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of pelvic cancer. The day does need a special commemoration and it began with “brunch” at Grancaff√® Quadri in … Continue reading

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Trattoria da Jonny

Last evening, March 30, I had promised Max a back calle tour of my old Castello neighborhood on the way to dinner. We met at our usual Zattere vaporetto stop, walked through to Accademia and caught the No. 1 to … Continue reading

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La Cena a Do Mori

Wednesday, March 29. Today I sent Max on his own to visit the islands in the Lagoon. I just could not manage the amount of walking involved. He says he wants to live on Torcello. I got email with a … Continue reading

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La Primavera

What says Spring more that the leaves budding out on the trees. Today’s adventure is a trip to the Giardini, gardens in eastern Castello. One of my favorite areas. But first a reflection I caught through the window of the … Continue reading

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Palazzo di Peggy

Monday morning I gave Max time to sort his SIM so we could communicate. Hard to communicate by email when we are both in Venice and are out and about. We need to be able to text and talk. A … Continue reading

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Piove, ma non versando

This morning I decided to experiment. I wanted to go to Accademia and get some pictures of the shopping street and buy a few gifts. I had nothing but time so I decided to take the long way around on … Continue reading

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Vorrei due biglietti per favore

Yes, two tickets please. That was my mission for today. Go to San Vidal and obtain tickets for the concert by Interpreti ¬†Veneziani for this coming Sunday evening. I checked and I could take No. 2, my current favorite vaporetto … Continue reading

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Un addio affettuoso…a fond farewell

Today was bittersweet. Two friends left Venice. This afternoon I met Karen at Gelati Nico on the Zattere for a farewell visit. She and her husband Mike are moving from Venice. They have been with me from the beginning of … Continue reading

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Fritatta

I stayed in Monday to rest my weary feet so there are no pictures from the lovely day. No matter what WordPress insists, in Italy (not Seattle) this is already Tuesday March 14th at nearly 7 am. I did have … Continue reading

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