Here we are visiting the Island of Torcello for lunch.
both quotes below are from Wikipedia
"Torcello is a sparsely populated[ island at the
northern end of the Venetian Lagoon, in north-eastern Italy.
It is the oldest continuously populated region of Venice,
and once held the largest population of the Republic of
One of the most popular site is,
"The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di
Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church. It is a notable
example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most
ancient religious edifices in the Venetto, and containing the
earliest mosaics in the area of Venice."
We were blown away by how lovely the island was and
the mosaic's in the church were amazing. We hoped to go
back for a second visit but ran out of time.
We did climb the church tower, but most of my photos
were not great, it was still a bit foggy. Someone has found
a way to shorten the commute.
The boat driver took us to a family fish farm. This farm was not stocked
with a single species like ours are, they open metal gates so the fry can
enter and then close them and feed whatever enters.
Helen loved this small building that was built on an
old barge that was then floated in and sunk.
Hunters were busy building duck blinds.
"On the far shore
a white bird is standing
like a white candle —"
from At Great Pond
by Mary Oliver
The lagoon was very quiet and peaceful, we saw egrets, herons,
cormorants, gulls, terns, a Kingfisher, swallows, and shorebirds,
but none of the sparrows and blackbirds we expected.