Hotel Terme Petrarca
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
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Domenica e Lunedi, 11 e 12 Ottobre
Not much to tell about Sunday: I studied, knit a bit, went for a little walkabout in the neighborhood, studied some more, tried to sleep. Pretty boring stuff. Even dinner was a bit boring: the nice French couple to one side still don't speak English (or, it appears, any Italian), and the new Italian woman to my other side didn't seem to want to talk to anyone.
I think eating ...
... just made it easier.
I walked around a bit in the afternoon, in a fruitless search for a store that sold bed pillows. But I did come across a small grocery store that had the most lovely persimmons for sale. I bought a few of each kind (soft and crunchy, er, "cachi" and "cachi-mela") and ate one of each when I got back to my room. They're both ...
... after about an hour, so my shoe was filled with lovely Venice water. On the bright side it soon warmed up inside my shoe. I always think Venice is such a double edged sword - it's magical and unlike anywhere else but on the other hand it tends to smell, can be dirty and is somewhat desolate in the bad weather. I remember not being hugely wowed by it the last time I was here even though the weather was fine. Today we ...
... traffic until we reached Venice 2 hours behind schedule. We are staying in a caravan park and we have our own 3 man tent to ourselves. We head straight to the restaurant and get ourselves a meal and then a drink and hit the hay ready for a big day the next day. Much bigger than Briony would ever know!
We get up and get ourselves into town early for a big day of venturing through the small winding streets of Venice. We spent the morning marveling at the Murano ...
... a jewish community living here and many men were sitting in the square relaxing when we arrived.
The square has a reverence about it, with people moving about quietly and respectfully. Two walks have plaques and picture depictions of the treatment and loss of jewish people.
These people have suffered so horrendously over so many centuries and I can't stand to think how sad all of their family histories are.
Time to move on and we worked our way back to St ...