Thursday, October 8, 2009
Ventian honeymoon memories
A very windy day today. Saw a group of over a dozen mostly men with blue shirts with Polizia Venezia (Venice Police) on it and joyously practiced my Italian, recalling our honeymoon (viaggia di nozze) where we saw the best fireworks (fuochi d'artificio) at the (Festa di Redentore) Feast of the Redeemer. They built a church and made a Mardi Gras-like holiday in 1577 when Venetian prayers were answered for the end of the Black Death or bubonic plague brought by lice on rats from the new trading routes with the far east.