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Venice 2004
Saturday
Up early (do you believe that?) to go to the market again. On Saturday morning(far right), it was very busy. Real towns have street sweepers, Venice has a sweeper boat for the Grand Canal(below, left). After finding coffee, panne (bread), and some fruit, we were off toward the Cannaregio section of town.
 
Cannaregio is home to the first Jewish ghetto. The area was established in 1516 and named after a foundry —getoin Venetian — that formerly occupied the site. The name was subsequently given to Jewish enclaves throughout the world.

 

Also in the area is the Madonna dell'Oro, one of the finest gothic churches in Venice. The facade has works by Tintoretto. With tired feet, we took the vaporetto back to Gritti Palace, passing under the Rialto bridge that had been our pathway to the market in the morning.
Each time we went back & forth to Piazza San Marco in the evening, we'd see this mime acting as a moving marble statue. Kids loved it!
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