Mon May 28, 2018
The Grocery Stores in Padua, Italy are Dog Friendly!
The first thing we do when we arrive in a new city is head to the grocery store. We arrived in Padua, Italy (Padova in Italian) and once James was comfortable in our Airbnb we said goodbye and started walking towards the Conad. As we walked towards the one we found on our phone's map, we noticed a really BIG Conad a few blocks away. I said to Chris, "That store looks HUGE and it looks new!" We walked over to the Conad on the map and it turns out it was closed. The new big Conad was where we
Mon April 09, 2018
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Chris isn't a big fan of modern art so I decided to visit this museum alone one day. It is a small but nice collection.
Peggy was born in New York City but she lived in Venice, Italy until her death. When Peggy turned 21 in 1919, she inherited $2.5 million and I'm glad she used her inheritance for art! I also read that her father died in the sinking of the Titanic. Wow.
The collection is
Fri April 06, 2018
Around Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy really is one of those cities you could get lost in. You want to get lost in it! I actually read a great tourist tip: if you pass a shop where you want to see inside you better do it NOW. Because the chances of finding that same shop again are pretty slim!
James and the St Mark's Campanile - the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica. This is right in the heart of Venice at the Piazza San Marco:
One of many glass shops in Venice - and this one had musical instruments made of
Thu April 05, 2018
Ca' Rezzonico in Venice, Italy
I love architecture and big beautiful ballrooms. So I knew I would want to see the Ca' Rezzonico museum while in Venice, Italy.
The museum is right on the Grand Canal:
The main ballroom was created by demolishing the upper floor to make one big room. It is IMPRESSIVE and you can read a lot of the details here.
The chandeliers were so amazing - made of wood with floral patterns in gilded metal.
There are many other rooms (which I would very much consider ballrooms because they
Thu March 29, 2018
Getting Around Venice, Italy
Don’t be overwhelmed or afraid to ride the water buses in Venice, Italy. We are here to help!
Here is some helpful terminology on the water vehicles in Venice, Italy.
Vaporetto (plural, Vaporetti)
A water taxi that is easily accessible with luggage, strollers, wheelchairs, etc. because there are no stairs down into the cabin. The seats are all on the same level as the entrance ramp. There is a nice big open area out back, too. This is great for the Number 1 line - it travels