Yesterday was a day of extreme pleasure and extreme discomfort. We went to the Accademia first thing. Nice coffered ceilings and portraits by Memling and Giorgione. And a room full of pastel portraits by Rosalba Carriera. The rest were religious paintings which were not my style at all. After a cafe lunch, we went to the Guggenheim Museum which was wonderful. Mind you we had a first rate guide who taught me a great deal about 20th century art. So that was all enjoyable. By then, it was 1400 hours and started to rain. This got heavier and heavier as the afternoon wore on. Not at all the weather for a walking tour of Venice even with raincoats and hats. So the group got grumpier and grumpier until it revolted. The guide was not at pleased but we skipped San Marco and went home by vaporetti to dry off and warm up!!!! In the evening, some of us went to eat supper in a student cafe 100 yards away. Very good value indeed and very edible!
We all agreed that stopping for a coffee in the morning would be a good idea.