Packed and ready for home

Oftentimes at the end of a trip, there’s a feeling of wishing it could continue indefinitely. Such is not the case for us this time. Mama and I are ready and eager to return home to California. We had a wonderful time with our Italian friends and making new friends along the way. We enjoyed absolutely…

Following Feed Phil’s footsteps and more

Mama and I started off the day with lunch of cicchetti, or small bites, from a wonderful and tiny place called All’Arco, which we learned about from watching Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The food was incredibly innovative and fresh, and we enjoyed getting to meet Mateo, who was introduced in the show. Then as Mama…

A rainy rest day with some laughs

Having walked our feet off all over Venice, plus the islands of Burano and Murano in the last few days, Mama and I didn’t mind that it poured rain all day today. We knew we’d need a day of rest; I even went to the grocery store yesterday in preparation. Mama spent the day working on another…

Rolling around Burano’s colorful streets

Mama and I ventured to the Venetian island of Burano, famous for their intricate lace making and brilliantly painted homes. Another wonderful feature of Burano is that is more accessible for a rollator walker. We could walk from the vaporetto (water bus) stop and through the island’s colorful streets without having to go over a…

Finding ourselves in San Marco at sunset

Mama and I took a long, slow walk across Venice today. We started at our apartment in Castello, walked nearly to the Rialto Bridge, then circled back to San Marco, and finally home again. We scrapped our original plans for today, because we had a few enjoyable errands to run around the city. We went…

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…

Roof terrace bar with friends

This evening Mama and I joined friends for drinks at a cool roof terrace bar near Ca D’Oro — and it even had an elevator! This is not common in such an old city, so it is cause for celebration. It was fun to be high up, and look out over Venice. And it was…