More nice things happen

Today, (Sunday), I took the train to Padua to visit lovely friends there, for lunch. I may never have to eat again. Because I was early for the train, I walked down the Rio Tera Lista Spagna to a bar near the Guglie Bridge, for a cup of coffee. I wandered a short distance along the Fondamenta  Savorgnan, and saw this contingent of Babbo Natale.

What a splendid boat

It was a cool, crisp day. The Dolomites were clearly visible in the distance from the train. If you are a skier, this must make your feet itch to be on skis.

On Friday, after class, I had an appointment I wasn’t about to miss! I had heard about this place in Cannaregio through the e-venise website. A few email messages and telephone calls later, I had the permission to visit them to observe how they practise their craft.

Here is what I saw as I rang the bell to gain entry, walked down their long, narrow passage and finally saw the factory, with the waters of the northern lagoon in the distance.

This is an example of one of the many things produced here. The process was fascinating, hot, dirty, noisy  … I loved it! I’ll tell you more tomorrow.



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15 responses to “More nice things happen

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  2. Hi, again, Linda, and thank you for those links. I hope others look at the comments, and follow your links!

    I’m busy with the next post, it’s taking time and concentration!

    Ciao, bella.


  3. Yvonne,
    Have a wonderful time with your friend….it’s so much fun to share Venezia with another lover of her charms!!

    Here is a link to some of my Novembre photos…..


  4. Here’s a link to the image I mentioned…….

    Happy pissota hunting……


  5. Yvonne…..I’ve been a lurker and have thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with your adventures! You are doing what I hope to do in the future…..3 months in Venezia.
    Right now I can only manage 3 weeks in November.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to post…’s a real bonus for us voyeurs!!
    I’ve always loved the pissota…pissoti (plural??)
    I remember posting one on my blog….before I even knew what it was….thank god I wasn’t sitting on it.
    Cheers to you dear…..!!!

    Happy holidaze…what are your holiday plans??


    • Venetian Voyeurs, unite! There are so many of us, Linda. I understand that you can only get here for 3 weeks, you must anticipate this so much!

      Holidaze … I have another Venice nut, who lives and works in Milano, arriving. He knows a lot about art, so his brain will be picked bare by the time he leaves.

      Buon Natale, Linda.


  6. Check out my answers to Darlene and Bert, Michelle.


  7. Michelle

    I couldn’t help but think “are we there yet?”(in a nice way) with that wonderful stone pathway! Yes, what classes? I’ve asked that before when you mentioned “when I got home from school”. What are you studying??? Inquiring minds want to know.
    And yes, there is a picture missing…maybe it’s a pissota factory.


  8. What a wonderful pathway you followed! And, a mini-railroad along the last stretch – in Cannaregio! Famed American poet Robert Frost wrote a wonderful poem about choosing the road less traveled and, although yours is far less rural than his, the adventure and discovery fit right in!


    • There’s always one more thing to tempt you off the beaten path in this city, isn’t there, Randallo. On your next visit, you might want to make this detour, it was worth it.


  9. Okay, I’m definitely missing something here. What classes? And what did they produce?


    • Somewhere in blogdom, I’ve answered this! I’m at the Istituto Venezia for 2 weeks of Italian lessons. You’ll find out what they produceand how it’s done in the next post.


  10. Bert

    Shouldn’t there be at least one more photo, Yvonne?


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