Today, Kent had a caffe latte with breakfast, definitely larger than an espresso!
Piazzale Roma pigeons wait for the water taxi:
And watch your step at low tide:
We passed Isola San Michele/St Michael's Island that is considered part of Venice:
There is a Chiesa di San Michele in Isola/Church of St Michael:
The canals of Murano are lined with fornaci/furnaces:
A rotted canal post:
The dog is disrespecting the shrine:
A view of Piazza di Murano:
The clock/bell tower of Basilica dei SS Maria & Donato/Basilica of Saints Mary and Donatus )of Arezzo):
Out in the square, a couple of photos with balloons stating "hurray for the newlyweds:"
Look at the tiny boat dock:
Quite the flat screen TV frame:
Burano is known for lacemaking and colorful houses:
The crowd waiting for the couple to emerge:
We visited the Museo del Merletto/Lace Museum:
We were a bit disappointed that the sun was behind clouds for our visit to such a colorful place.
Back to the dock to catch a vaporetto to the island of Torcello.
Torcello was the first island to be inhabited and it became an important trade center. But the water around the island became swampy and boats were unable to navigate to the island. The swamps increased the problem of malaria, and most of the population left, allowing Venice to become more powerful.
Today the island seemed very pleasant, especially since the sun came out!
Tamiko in the Trono di Attila/Throne of Attila:
Chiesa di Santa Fosca (11-12C):
Duomo di Santa Maria dell'Assunta/Holy Mary of the Assumption Cathedral (1008, Venetian-Byzantine style):
of Sant'Eliodoro/St Heliodorus and it is said that the skull of St Cecilia is kept here.
The campanile/bell tower was under scaffolding:
Tomorrow we catch up on the top ten things to see in Venice.