April 19, 2001
We ended up with a huge apartment of 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths that occupies the 3rd and 4th floors of a palazzo that costs less than 4 hotel rooms at a decent hotel. The apartment faces Campo Santa Marina and backs against a canal and a bridge. Despite double-glass windows, we can hear every noise of passerbys and gondolas throughout the night. Beware that most houses do not have elevators. Neither our apartment nor our friends'' had microwaves, a comfort we become so dependent to in the US. The apartment gave us more space and the freedom to cook our own meals with all the wonderful fresh vegetables and seafood we found at the Rialto market.
From journal Venice in the Spring