April 19th, 2019: Another morning in beautiful Florence – from the Galileo Museum to the Loggia dei Signoria!!!
April 18th, 2019: Florence, Italy – from the Loggia del-Lanzi to the Galleria Accademia and Michelangelo’s David!!!
April 17th, 2019: A high-speed Trenitalia train from Venice to Florence – the Uffizi Gallery – and a grand sunset from a Florence highpoint, Piazzale Michelangelo!!!
April 16th, 2019: Venice, Italy – along the Canalé Grandé and across the Bacino di San Marco to the San Giorgio Magioré church!!!
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 15th, 2019 – prima parti: Our first full day of exploring Venice, Italy – from a superb, but tiny Italian bakery all the way to the ancient Basilica di San Marco!!!
April 13th and 14th, 2019: Taking the night train from Paris through Switzerland to Venice!!!
When we left the little hotel, Hotel Rue St. André des-Arts in the early morning, we immediately headed for I’lle de Cité and the fabulous Notre Dame de Paris in the early morning light of a brilliant spring day!
We took a mid-morning train from Paris’ hyper-busy Gare Saint-Lazare station, which took us deep into the Normandy region…
When we bought our Air France tickets to Paris in late 2018, we thought we’d still be on the road, so we’d leave from Miami after leaving the Airstream and truck with friends in Florida….