Lunchtime! First I took some butter…and then I put a handful of lardo into the pan and pan fried it in the butter!
After the lardo was reduced to crispy bits I added sage, and topped it all over fresh pumpkin ravioli with shaved radicchio.
So after that amazingness and clearing out of the apartment we headed off to Venice!
Here we are on the train!
The next morning, Saturday we got up had breakfast at the hotel and hopped on a Vaperetto and headed over to St. Marks Square.
We had to go up on platforms to get into St.Marks due to recent flooding!
Then we were inside! Holy moly! All the gold tile!!!! It was amazing! The funny thing is when we first went in the main lights were off, most likely do to mid day mass. We went to look at the Alter at the front of the church which is this amazing gold thing and the reliquaries in a side room and when we came back out all the lights were on and it was even more impressive. Everything practically glittered!
This is from the upstairs balcony. You’re totally not allowed to take pics but I couldn’t help to snap one.
The floors in Venice are this special kind of marble chip flooring that is flexible with the sinking of the city!After the doge’s Palace we wandered over to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Clynne took a postcard writing break and I hit another museum. I gotta say at this point my brain and cultural eyes were full up. I’m glad I went, it was tiny and totally easy to see but I’m not sure I really appreciated it. Plus it bugged the heck out of me that inside the house are all these amazing pictures of what the house looked like when she lived there,(it was neat to see where she had all of the art and how the house was decorated) the thing that bugged me was that you couldn’t buy copies of these images in postcard form nor where they in any of the books for sale. It was the thing I found most interesting about the whole museum but they didn’t seem to think it was that entertaining or I imagine they don’t own the copyright to the images- but kinda a disappointment.
After out last museumy thing for the day we prowled back to the San Marco area for more Chichetti! Here’s a picture of some of them- it was dark so it’s slightly blurry but you get the idea.
Venice really is beautiful! I think I would have been more into it had the boy had been with me like originally planned so that was a bit hard to handle at times. It really is remarkably romantic. You really can just wander around all day stumbling upon things you didn’t know were there and are quite surprising. I’d love to go back during better weather and enjoy it a bit more.
Plus- more tiny fishes to eat!
Tomorrow- our last day- we went to the Glass Island of Murano and spent all of our money!