The Prettiest Bathroom in Venice
We found what we think may be the prettiest bathroom in Venice. After wandering around the San Marco area of Venice for a bit, we headed to Saint Mark’s Square. After finding seats at one of the cafes in the square, we sat down to enjoy some cappuccino and gelato. However, amazingly enough, the most […]
Ristorante La Feluca, Venice, Italy
Though it was after eight o’clock by the time we checked into Hotel Novecento, and nearly 20 hours since we’d left home, we were starving and decided to go find food. Ristorante La Feluca was a great choice. The hotelkeeper recommended and pointed out La Feluca on a map. After wandering down several alleys and […]
We arrived in Bellissima Venezia…Finally!
We arrived in Bellissima Venezia…Finally! After all that waiting in Frankfurt, we were in Venice. No immigration processing in Venice, since we’d done it in Frankfurt (the Polizei who processed me explained that once you’re in the EU, you’re good). Our one checked suitcase was on the carousel as we arrived, and our driver stood […]
A Seat on the Flight to Venice… Or Not
We thought that we had a seat on the flight from Frankfurt to Venice. Before we left Florida, when we learned that our flight from Frankfurt to Venice had been canceled, I immediately called Lufthansa. I was assured that we had a seat on the 4:00 flight to Venice today. That was an exaggeration. What […]
Lufthansa 747-400 Business Class
Here we are…Lufthansa 747-400 Business Class. Lufthansa tempted us one too many times with an upgrade surcharge that kept decreasing with time…once it became silly cheap, upgrading was a no-brainer. The personal seating space is generous. The reading light was a surprise, as it’s just over your shoulder. The seat reclines much like our reclining […]
Nooo!!! Not that!
We woke up this morning to an email from Lufthansa notifying us that our Frankfurt to Venice had been cancelled and we were on a waiting list for another flight. After a call to Lufthansa, I found that we actually have seats on a flight a few hours later that day. Unfortunately, daughter and her […]
Why Venice and Florence?
About two years ago, we were watching a TV series by Waldemar Januszczak, a British art critique, about Renaissance art. Around that time, we also viewed a mini-series about the Medici family in Florence. We were engrossed, and started fantasizing our exploring Florence, it’s art, and history. We knew that we had to go. Later, […]
OMG!! It’s tomorrow!
After more than thirty years since I left there, over ten years of dreaming-planning, and two years of serious planning, we leave for Italy tomorrow! Late night (read that ‘red eye’) flight from Orlando to Frankfurt, and little two hour flight to Venice, and we’ll be there…the land of gondolas, pasta, Carnivale, and my favorite […]
The First Adventure
Our first adventure was a weekend trip to Cocoa Beach. We’d only known each other a few months and had never met in person. Susan was coming to Florida to visit an old friend and decided to come a day or two early. It was a magical weekend and only the first of many. We […]