Walking (and eating) through Venice

Mama and I had a lovely day in Venice, on our own little, self-planned walking food tour. First, we stopped for cafe lattes and pastries at Rosa Salva. We sat at one of the outside tables, looking onto the Campo Santissimi Giovanni e Paolo. We enjoyed watching the people parading past us nearly as much…

At home in Venice

Today was a forced rest day for us. A migraine took me down, without consideration that we’re traveling. We’d planned to rest tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll be able to switch our days. Thankfully, Mama was happy to work on her wonderful blog about our adventures, Giuddita in Italia. She also began working on a new watercolor…

Small bites packed with flavor Venetian style

Mama and I were so exhausted from the last few days, we procrastinated leaving our Venetian apartment today, until it was nearly too late. We were drawn from rest by the memory of these incredible small bites packed with flavor. Friends we met on our trip five years ago introduced us to this gem. Cantine…

Water bus passes and new friends

It’s more fun to take the bus in Venice, because it’s actually a boat (called the Vaporetto). Since they’re used by locals and tourists, it can be very crowded (and therefore not always so fun, or even safe for those with mobility issues). But today we got on our first Vaporetto of this trip, and…

We’re going back!

It’s official! We’re going back to our beloved Venice, Italy! And we leave next week! Mama and I have been researching and planning for the last few weeks, but essentially we’ve been packing on faith. We didn’t have flights or an apartment secured until this past week, but we are absolutely thrilled that it’s now…

Ready for the sequel

After our exciting week, today was a happily horizontal day in our home. Plus, I’m pretty wiped out from yesterday’s treatment. This afternoon, Mama and I re-watched the movie “Mamma Mia!” We had seen it together in the theater when it was first released. We also enjoyed the musical together on Broadway about 15 years…

Starting someone else’s vacation

Our friends began their road trip vacation today with a stop in Santa Rosa to see us! We went out for lunch to Jackson’s Bar and Oven in Railroad Square, and shared the most wonderful burrata topped with pistachios and honey. The food was outstanding, and the company was even better! Mama and I adore…