We arrived in Venice to bright blue skies and perfect temperatures. It has been over 18 years since I was last here in April of 1996. As we stepped out of the train station and saw the Grand Canal I remembered why I loved it so much back then. There is no city as breathtaking as Venice when you first see it.
Our meeting with Victoria to pick up the key to the apartment went without a hitch. We are staying in another property found on VRBO. It’s gorgeous, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment located near the Accademia Bridge.
Our first order of business was to find the Super Marche and purchase provisions. It’s hard to walk a steady pace as you pass one photo op after another.
It was blue skies with no hint of rain as we walked along the Canale della Giudecca towards the grocery store.
As we exited the market with bags of food and wine, an ominous dark cloud was rolling over the top of the city. We didn’t get far before lightning was flashing and the first drops of rain and hail stones began to fall.
As we hurried along Fond Zattere Ponte Lungo with bags of food, the hail stones increased to the size of marbles. It was necessary to take shelter in the portico of a bank teller machine as the deluge came and darkness fell.
After the rain slowed to a light drizzle we continued back to the apartment for dinner. The storm picked up again and was pretty steady all evening.