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Venice - A Rainy Museum Day

It was the first glitch that the weather gods had thrown at us, but it was a doozy - a really rainy day. But our GrapeHops tour leaders took it in stride and made today a museum day.

I had dragged along my raincoat because the weather forecast had predicted rain, so I actually got to wear it. And I was glad to have it because it just poured and poured.

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We took the vaparetto down to San Marco and visited the Correr Museum for a couple of hours. Although a much smaller museum than Accademia, we really enjoyed the intimacy of it. Here are a couple of links with museum information.

Http://www.tickitaly.com/galleries/correr-venice.php

Http://www.venetia.it/m_correr_eng.htm

Http://www.venice-sights.co.uk/museo-correr.htm

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Then off to lunch at a fantastic restaurant, Taverna San Trovaso where I had my very first taste of Fegato alla Veneziana (liver Venetian style), served traditionally with polenta. It was yummy.

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But wait - the day is not over yet! We hit a couple of wine bars and then dinner at Shannon's favorite pizza place. I had Brie & Walnut pizza because it sounded unusual. Yum, it was great!

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And here is Kim and me enjoying a little vino with our pizza.

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Comments (5)

I love rainy days in venice! The crowds are under control . . . you tend to pop into places that you might normally pass by and 'make' some amazing discoveries as a result. FUN

jane:

Nancy, thanks again for keeping us up on the "doings." You have now inspired me to go to the Correr Museum and maybe eat at San Trovaso. Keep posting and you will have planned our days there. Give everyone--or at least the ones I know--a hug.

Jane Barry:

I am so envious. When we were in Venice it rained so hard that San Marcos square was underwater. Still loved it.....any day in Venice is a good day. Have fun.

sandrac:

That's a great restaurant -- and I love the sound of your pizza!

Barb Cabot:

Well you seem to have had a great time despite the rain. I think its nice to experience every kind of weather when one is in Venice. The moods are all so different.

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