Residenza Santa Croce
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... the sites in the order we saw them. First, was the Peggy Guggenheim museum. This is located in Peggy's actual Venetian home. She was American born, but moved to Paris at an early age and became (long story short) an art collector. She actually was friends with some of the modern artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. She hosted a lot of other famous people in her house too, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Pretty much the entire collection is modern art ...
... that we are a little bit used to them and we laughed at ourselves for being only mildly excited about seeing such an incredible sight. We didn't even want to line up to go inside as we have seen so many impressive ceilings already that we are getting immune to them. So sad. We will have to come back. After that it was time for our daily Gelato and we found a wonderful place which made their own. Mum says she is going to give up eating anything but gelato ...
... not the place for food, so with a brief pseudo-break in the rain they head back out in search of some Venetian pizza.
The pizza place that Andrew finds on Yelp is fantastic, a little pricey but worth it. Each of the 4 has their own real Italian style pizza, great success. They head for Davide's from there and the rain rises to a new level. It's raining so hard it seems the streets are genuinely at risk ...
... half of standing rowing, my feet were tired. Fortunately, it was about 6pm, which is Venetian happy hour. I saw a bunch of bars that had tons of people sitting outside with drinks and appetizers, so I checked a few to see if they had Amontillado. Nope. By the looks I got, it was like I was asking for a flux capacitor or the key to the pool on the roof. But I wikipediaed it before the trip, so I know it's a real thing.
... and I can buy a table runner for $8, but this one is so pretty.
We walked around admiring the pretty houses, many with their washing flapping in the breeze. Some houses even seemed to have washing which matched the colour of their house. That would be me. Burano's main church, San Martino, has a leading camponile, which can be seen for miles.
We had lunch at a small restaurant away from the crowds. Terry's pizza was the size of a ...