Subject: Re: One day in Venice
I agree head for San Marco and don't miss the horses. A coffee at Florians or Quadri's is much more fun than a drink at Harry's Bar. If you want a lovely souvenier you might go to Ca'Macana a wonderful mask shop at Dorsoduro, 3172. It's hard to choose and they might be a bit more expensive, but they are lovely and you also recieve a certificate of authentecity. We purchased two and they look lovey hanging on the wall and are a constant reminder of one of our favorite cities.. If you are interested in fabric and costume you might try the Museo Fortuny. It was closed when we were there last time and I didn't know about it the first time Fortuny was known for his fantastic pleated silk dresses during the 20's -30's. The dresses etc are collectibles and quite lovely. It is a special interest and may not be for everyone. An unusual church we missed the first time was the Santa Maria dei Miracoli, campo dei miracoli. Locals like to be married in this church. It is in the Cannaregio and hard to find but worth the search The outside is decorated with different shades of marble. Go when there is plenty of daylight. Barb

>Callie Black wrote:
>If I had only one day to spend in Venice, I'd head for San Marco first -
>visit the cathedral, and then have an outrageously expensive cappucino
>at one of the bars on the piazza. Then I'd wander. Just go where the
>spirit moves and stop to see whatever comes your way. The signs painted
>on the buildings directing you to ferrovia, Accademia, San Marco,
>Piazzale Roma, Rialto, etc. are accurate. You can't really get lost if
>you follow the signs when it's time to go back to your group. There is
>so much to see in Venice that one day doesn't scratch the surface.
>Just get a bit of a feel for it, and plan another trip immediately.

>I love the church on Torcello, but it's a long trip there and back and
>the boats don't run all that frequently. You could find yourself
>spending most of the day there and missing the city itself.