Today it is catch-up time and whatever is in between!
We tried breakfast at BarCollo, a place we had frequented for evening drinks and use of their free Wi-Fi. The place had young Chinese waitstaff, who appeared to work all day, every day.
Once again we took a vaporetto/water bus along the Grand Canal:
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti. We began on the ground floor, entering a garden with a pomegranate tree:
On the second floor there were Flemish tapestries among the Flemish paintings. Plus a Tintoretto and a Tiziano or two...
Sunlight through the rui/bottle bottom glass windows:
The Biennale exhibit showed pieces of modern art from the collection of Franchetti's grandson, who is also a Giorgio:
Since we all seem to do it, I am going to call it "Manglish" from now on...
Speaking of China, some of the back alleys in Venice looked like the lane housing in China:
A vaporetto took us to the San Marcuola stop; San Marcuola (1730-1736, by Giorgio Massari):
Shrine at San Marcuola:
The Jews lived on an island of Venice that also or once housed a geto/copper foundry or contained slag from a foundry (depending on the source). Anyhow, the area where the Jews lived was known as the Ghetto, so it was the first of the Jewish ghettos (instituted in 1516). Within the tiny area, there were five synagogues. First we visited the Museo Ebraica/Jewish Museum. A view of a tiny balcony next door:
Outsider in a Box by Dwora Fried.
Our museum visit entitled us to a tour of three of the synagogues.
Sinagoga Tedeschi/German Synagogue (1529) was on the top floor of the building to the left (the building on the right is the museum):
A couple buildings away, you can see the pulpit area (wood structure) of the Sinagoga Canton/Corner Synagogue (1532):
A few buildings farther around the corner is the Sinagoga Italiano/Italian Synagogue (1575):
Campo Ghetto Nuovo/New Ghetto Square also had a Holocaust Memorial:
A gondolier waiting for business:
We continued towards the Canal di Cannaregio:
A squero/boatyard (for gondolas):
An encounter with a boat?
Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa/Church of St Mary the Buxom (1492, by Mauro Codussi):
The campanile/bell tower is known for the grotesque mask over the door:
There was a statue of Francesco Overini, who left on the 1905 Arctic Expedition and never returned:
OMG, it's a Carnival cruise ship, dwarfing Venice:
major works by Tiziano.
Over a side portal there is a relief described as Mary restraining the Christ Child:
Our table was just inside from this balcony:
The meal started with an amuse bouche, a strawberry gazpacho. Kent had Zuppa di fagoiole & vongole/a tasty cream soup of bean and clams. Then we had Gnochetti veneziani con sugo d'astice, pomodoro &basilico/little gnocchi/potato & semolina dumplings Venetian style with lobster sauce, tomato and basil, and Seppie in nero con polenta/cuttlefish in its black ink with (white) polenta/cornmeal porridge or grits. When we asked for the bill, we were first brought petits fours. We considered this our 25th anniversary meal.
Today we saw the last three of the top ten must-see places in Venice: Ca' d'Oro, Basilica dei SS Giovanni & Paolo, and Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Whew!