We don’t visit Venice like typical tourists. We essentially move here for a month, exploring the winding streets and becoming part of our neighborhood. Here’s a short video I created […]
Yesterday was a double gelato day. It wasn’t the plan; it just happened. And who’s to say no to gelato in Italia? We started out looking for Gelateria Mela Verde […]
We checked in at San Francisco Airport on Facebook, but only told a couple of friends where we were going. It’s a major trip, though very last minute. It’s been […]
Taking a dog into Italy was shockingly easy in actuality (I could have been carrying a raccoon and they didn’t seem to care at all), though bureaucratic paperwork had to […]
It’s been a little more than 2 years now since my Mama was diagnosed with brain cancer and I became an instant caregiver. The ripple effect on our previously independent lives is dramatic and deeply felt every day. Last year, when we learned that her extremely rare brain cancer is […]
This intricately carved stone lion sat just outside our front door in our beloved Campiello del Remer. He looked so sad to me, but now I miss him too.
Walk with me to my favorite campiello, the Campiello del Remer (the star of yesterday’s blog post). Start along the main walking street outside the San Giovanni Grisostomo Church. (A […]
Venice is full of wonderful campiellos (courtyards around every turn), but the magical Campiello del Remer was our home. Literally… our apartment’s door opened up onto this almost hidden, yet […]
This adorable gondolier rowed past us while we enjoying the best meal of our lives at Ristorante da Raffaele. Such a cutie! Oh how I miss Italian men.