Barb and I had decided to go to Mazzorbo for the Easter Mass at Santa Caterina. It turned out to be a good decision.
The original church dates from 783, but little, if any, remains of that structure. This link will take you to a site (in Italian), with the history, and some photos.
Or, go to this excellent site, and follow the link to Mazzorbo: Santa Caterina
We took the DM vaporetto from Piazzale Roma to Murano, and then changed to the LN for the ride to Mazzorbo. It was quite early, and the vaporetti were quite uncrowded.
The church wasn’t open when we got there, so we went for a walk which took us into the cemetery. We were impressed with the love and care people give to the graves of their loved ones. There were many people in the cemetery, cleaning the gravestones and refreshing flowers.
After the mass, we walked down the fondamenta to have lunch at a most pleasant canal side trattoria. No prize for guessing that it was very good.
We went around to the vaporetto stop for Torcello. This time, with the help of Barb, I didn’t get squeezed to the back of the crowd. It’s amazing how the many people who were on the ferry dispersed so quickly once we got off at Torcello.
We walked into the area to the left and behind the churches, and found some interesting sculptures in a vineyard. We did wish there had been someone around to explain the provenance of some of the pieces.
On the way back to the vaporetto, I made a donation to help feed the cats of Mazzorbo.
Past the newly restored Ponte del Diavolo, and our excursion is nearly done.