VENETIAN BLIND: From my aunt's apartment in Florence we took a train to Venice. It's quite a town: one part rickety Disneyland attraction, one part Italian Mall of America. Yes, there's good reasons to visit Canal City -- a great selection of modern art at the Guggenheim, the graves of Ezra Pound and Igor Stravinsky at an outlying island, a wonderful dinner my second night in town, a vague sense that at some point this was a real city rather than a vast tourist attraction. But it's definitely the most overrated stop on our trip, and I'm happy to have left it behind.
Now we're in Rimini, a pleasant little beach town with some interesting if largely forgotten history. More on this later...
posted by Jesse 4:14 PM
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