"We covered quite a bit of ground in Italy, from Milan to Como to Venice to Florence. The weather was mostly fair but hazy, going from hot the first part of the trip to cool toward the end, especially at night. I guess we liked Venice the best - a singular city to caress the senses, with spectacular views of lagoon & basilica, canals, bridges, & palaces. Of our 5 days there, not one was less than memorable, as we traveled about, on foot, or gondola, or waterbus."
-excerpt from a letter written by Grandpa Joe Ciaranello to Aunty Ann Ciaranello