Burano – Day 1 – Part 1 – We Arrive!

Our next destination was the small town of Burano.  Located only seven kilometers from Venice, it is only reachable by boat.  The person traveling to Burano has three choices: Either take their own vessel, if they are lucky enough to own one, or have rented one for personal use; take a vaporetto, the equivalent of…

Venice – A City Unlike Any Other – Day 2 – Part 8

Among the many busts and statues lining the paths of the Giardini della Biennale is the monument to Richard Wagner, by the artist Fritz Schaper.  The bust has an odd appearance, as the nose on Wagner’s face was recently knocked off by vandals. The Monumento ai Soldati di Terra e di Mare, or the Monument…