While we wined and dined delightfully throughout our trip, food and wine wasn't the focus. Since this is technically a food blog, though, I'll lead this list with that topic:
1. The fish along the Mediterranean is impeccable. Fishing is, of course, serious business there, and every bite is served at it's peak of freshness. We had wonderful fish and seafood every day, and sometimes two or three times a day. In Oregon, we live about an hour's drive from the Pacific Ocean, but we rarely get fish as beautiful and tasting-of-the-sea as this. What a lovely treat.
City of the Falling Angels by John Berendt before going to Venice. It gave things like the Gran Teatro La Fenice,
A huge thank you, Nancy, for making this extraordinarily memorable time possible,
and to Ebba Jo, Marti and Luc
for providing such wonderful companionship.
And a big hug to you, My Baby, for providing me entree to these wonderful people and this delicious experience!