April 15th, 2019 – seconda parte: Our first full day of exploring Venice, Italy – part two – the afternoon, from the historic Caffé Florian all the way around the eastern island and back, to the spectacular Doge’s Palace !!!

After a leisurely lunch and time sketching over the noon hour at historic Caffè Florian – the oldest café in Europe, we decided to head east along the promenade of the Riva degli Schiavoni (bayside of the Venetian lagoon) toward the eastern tip of the Venetian islands, for a mile or so, observing fishermen, boats,…

April 20th, 2019: Into Tuscany on the “Winemaker’s Tour!!!”

We work up early this morning to make it to the Santa Maria Novella Train Station area to meet our guide and group for our Airbnb “experience”: the “Tuscan Winemaker’s Tour!” But first, we walked directly to the Santa Maria Novella basilica, which lay directly in front of the train station, to seem some amazing…