A Gondola at the Jardins Francais, Venice, by Felix Ziem, French 1821-1911
The gardens are also famous for the number of wild cats roaming the area. As we disembarked the vaporetto, we saw more trees than we had seen in several days. We walked around and I took the picture of a pretty black cat. He was standing in front of an old Victorian building where plants were for sale. Next to it was a small cafe. We sat outside and ordered some little sandwiches for lunch.
We ended our meal with a perfect cup of expresso coffee.
It was time to return to the vaporetto and finally go to the Piazza San Marco. We passed the Arsenale stop again and approached our final stop.
Many gondolas were on the bank near our vaporetto stop. Ahead we could see the Doge's Palace.
We were on the "Riva degli Schiavoni" near the Doge's Palace. I had seen many famous paintings of this historic area. Would it still look the same as in the paintings and old photographs? It was barely 1:00 pm so we had plenty of time to explore further. More to come in the next post...