April 26th – 27th, 2019: From Rome to Marseille by high-speed Trenitalia train, and our one day exploring fabulous Marseille, France!!!
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!!!