Accessibility maps & the best peppermint gelato ever

Clockwise from Top Left: Mama on the Traghetto boat, Mama and Claudia at LUSH, cone of fries, Caprese di Bufala, Gelato cones

Mama and I took a Vaporetto to Rialto and hunted down the Venice Municipality Public Relations Office today to pick up their “Accessible Venice” kit. It’s part of a project called “Venezia citta per tutti” and it includes 13 colorful area maps and one large comprehensive map with points of interest accessible to those with mobility disabilities. We’d printed much of the information and studied it at home beforehand so we could learn how to get around Venice while avoiding stairs, but we were happy to have nicely printed kits with bigger maps than we could print at home.

For lunch, we returned to one of Mama’s old favorite restaurants nearby, called Sacro e Profano, where I enjoyed a truly outstanding Caprese with Mozzarella di Bufala. We wandered around a bit afterward and sat along the Grand Canal taking in the views. Then we took a smaller, wobbly boat called a Traghetto to cross the Grand Canal and reach Ca d’Oro.

Mama and I walked up and down the Strada Nova, which was gloriously flat and without any stairs. We went into LUSH, where the sweet sales girl, Claudia, washed Mama’s hands with a funny, jelly-like blob called “Whoosh” that made her giggle so much that we bought one. We also got some fantastic peppermint arnica foot cream, which is repairing our sore and tired feet tonight.

Before taking the Vaporetto home, we finished the day’s adventures with a delicious cone of fresh, hot French fries, followed by cones of gelato from Ca d’Oro Gelateria. Mama had a peanut, chocolate, caramel flavor, and I had the most incredible and crisp peppermint ever! I was thrilled to learn the peppermint isn’t seasonal, and we will definitely be back. If you’re starting to think that we’re just eating our way through Venice, you’re right!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was accessibility map kits and the best peppermint gelato EVER! And don’t forget to check out Mama’s blog about our adventures at

Day 263 of 365. And Day 994 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Triple success

2 years ago today: How physical therapy has helped my B12 deficiency

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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