Not unlike most people that visit Italy, I am entranced by the juxtaposition of the Renaissance with the modern. This corner has Michaelangelo’s workshop and the next has a Medici Palazzo. It’s likely that your residenza was constructed while Brunelleschi was agonizing over his Duomo.¬†Gelato comes in more flavors than you can discern and breakfast in the Piazza del Signori can be more than 50 Euros. Before entering the Uffizi Gallery you can marvel at the mimes and the responses of the tourists. All the while the statuary keeps watch. As it has for more than 500 years.

In late February of 2018, I returned to Venice with Charlie Waite. We had the miracle of snow! It was bitterly cold and damp but I didn’t care a bit! The best part of leading a tour for students/clients is when serendipity gives us the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I have found over the years that expecting the unexpected….with a grateful heart…will yield delightful surprises!