• Grafitti made a little village. Note the MacDonald’s on the left...
  • ...and the Ospedale—Hospital on the right.
  • Pulling into the stop for the train station to meet Giuseppe & Laura.
  • Here we all are. R to L: Baby Nicholas, Laura, Giuseppe, Barbara, Samantha.
  • Giuseppe introduced us to this cafeteria style restaurant. Unlike in the U.S, they serve excellent quality food, often made to order with the freshest ingredients.
  • All over Italy, Brek was also in the guidebook as a great place for a fast lunch.
  • From the right: Barbara, Giuseppe, cousin Samantha, Laura, Baby Nicholas. You can see we had a little feast for lunch!
  • Nicholas!
    • Giuseppe bought us Grappa and Limoncello as souvenirs.
    • These masks are a fixture of Venice. Used during Carnevale di Venezia, it is a three week celebration in which Venice becomes completely jammed with tourists.
    • A typical Venetian “street”. A vaporetto stop is on the right.
    • O Sole Mio!
    • Giuseppe shooting away.
      • Touristy items.
      • We have some vases like this at home that we bought on our honeymoon.
        • “The Pietà” takes all sorts of forms.
        • iPhones cost a little more in Europe than in the U.S. where they are subsidized by AT&T.
        • Notice the riders are pouring champagne.
        • Enjoy!
        • The water laps against the doorways of these houses as the vaporetto goes by.
        • Barbara and a pigeon.
          • Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
          • Also called Tintoretto’s Sistene Chapel.
          • Lunch in a “bar” for locals—very old.
          • A beautiful town square with an ancient well in the center.
          • The central quadrangle of the Doge’s Palace.
          • Mars and bearded Neptune greeted guests of the Doge.
          • Scrollwork on the steps.
          • The prison’s quadrangle was more modest.
          • The Bridge of Sighs, surrounded by sponsers while it is being renovated.
          • A prisoner’s eye view on his way to possibly permanent incarceration.
          • Barbara takes a last look from the Bridge.
          • We took a tour of the Grand Canal on our last day. The bottom floor of many pallazi are abandoned.
          • Official buildings.
          • We’re now in Trieste!
          • We ate in a authentic Trieste bar that served local cuisine that was more Austrian than Italian.
          • The Roman Theatre in Trieste.
          • Our hotel was near a historic district with Roman ruins.
          • Miramare Castle and Park was the big attraction in Trieste.
          • From the Park.
          • 19th Century wealth built it.
          • Laura, Nicholas & Barbara at the front entrance.
          • Hi Nicholas! Buon giorno!
            • Wisteria were in full bloom and plentiful everywhere we went.