The rain arrived but didn't dampen our enjoyment of Venice. Today we enjoyed indoor adventures.
Rather close to our "flat" was the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari - a church built by the Franciscan and dedicated in 1492! It is still a church but contains many of Venice's most famous works of art. Went early and almost had it to ourselves. Besides the paintings and sculptures there were some amazing carved pieces and even a 16th century clockworks.
Couldn't leave Italy without having pizza - it was complemented with grilled sardines and onions soaked in olive oil and deep fried zucchini blossoms. Ben will appreciate someone else who has eaten in this restaurant.
Did some exploring in the rain looking for bookstores and bakeries. Also did some house keeping and laundry as we prepare to take the train to Turin tomorrow morning.
Thought we'd include a couple of pictures of inside the "flat." Somewhat rustic but neat and clean in a building that is probably more than 300 years old.
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