October 30th–Touring Venice

Today is our last full day in Venice.  We are spending the morning in the museum Galleries dell’Academia home to some of the most famous and outstanding Italian paintings including “The Tempest”.  Most of the paintings subjects are St. Mark, The Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus.  It is an amazing collection of paintings.

After the museum we boarded a bus to visit the islands of Burano and Torecello. Burano is famous for its colorful buildings and lace.  We had a wonderful lunch at a small Resturaunt famous for its fish.  From there we went to Burano the first settlement of Venetians and the oldest church and mosaic work in Italy.

Coming back to Venice we were treated to a gondola ride with music by an accordion player and a singer with a great voice.  Dinner was at Vinci de Pinto.  Great soup and a delicious lasagna with wine and lemoncello to end the dinner.

Tomorrow we travel to Florence.

合掌、
Rev. J