Saturday, May 21, 2011

Last night we took the vaporetto to the Accadamia stop and went to a fabulous restaurant for dinner. Robert had cuttlefish spaghetti. He loves squid ink! After dinner we went to a concert in a church. They played Vivaldi, Albinoni and Bach. It was beautiful. I couldn't help but think how much my father would have enjoyed it.

This morning, we ate breakfast and went to the San Toma stop on the vaporetto and walked around. We found a gondolier and he gave us a small tour. It was probably a very touristy thing to do but it was fun and we enjoyed it.

Getting in and out of the gondola was a little scary, as we had to cross over another parked gondola to get to the one we were taking. I thought for sure I'd end up in the drink.

After the gondola ride, we went to the Museum of something or other and saw an exhibit of Lino Tagliapietra's work. He's a very important Italian glass master who was one of the first to share his knowledge with American glass artists. He taught at Pilchuck for many years. His work is really pretty. I don't know if I was allowed to take photos so I snuck some:

After that we had lunch at Londra Palace, which was a place highly recommended by Martha. It was good. Robert had cuttlefish risotto this time. So he's had it three different ways now.

Now we're back at the hotel, gathering steam for this evening when we pack things up and get ready to leave for home tomorrow. It's very pleasant out and we're going to work on tomorrow's crossword puzzle while sitting on our roof terrace. It's sad to say good bye to Venice and especially to Murano. We've had such a good time. I can't wait to come back.

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