Venice, a city of canals or bridges

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” Truman Capote On the vaparetto, we floated by palaces, art museums and churches. The architecture is so grand, my mind danced with images of people from the Read More …

Venice, a city of dreams

We just got back from Venice. It sounds weak, but I have to say it, “Venice is amazing!” We stayed at a quaint hotel called the Alberto Marin where we met up with friends from Vancouver Island. I felt like Read More …

Learning to Cook a Tuscan Feast in Florence

What a day! Today we spent six hours in a cooking class: “Wanna Be Italiano! Cooking Class and Central Market Tour” we discovered through Florence Town Tours. We started at the market where vendors explained the mysteries of high quality, Read More …

Odds and Ends for Today

The Uffizi Gallery was magnificent, every bit as spectacular as I had imagined. But, it’s hard to write about. Maybe after a day I’ll be able to, but right now, I’m overwhelmed by the art, history, and the emotion of Read More …

Lost

…and foolish. Very foolish. You know how I said you can walk everywhere in Florence within twenty minutes. Well, I proved myself wrong. I found other places. I could blame it on the Citronella, or the kitchen fan, but the Read More …