Last Sunday, workers all around Italy celebrated the annual MayDay public holiday. (What kind of sick joke is that: a public holiday for workers on a Sunday??? )
We celebrated by going to Caorle, a picturesque town on the Italian Adriatic Coast, just north of Venice.
Signor Lu’s lovely cousins were with us. We had a seafood lunch together. (The company was great. The food was a little disappointing.) After lunch we had a long walk by the sea. The iodine did wonders for my hayfever. It’s been at least a month since I’ve breathed so well. I love the way the Italians chop down anything remotely green within sniffing distance of the seashore.
The breakwater rocks had been engraved with various designs: crocodiles, turtles, mermaids, etc.
The centre of Caorle (also devoid of tree pollen and blessed by cleansing seabreezes) was very cute indeed. Shops and houses painted in very gay colours.
We had a lovely sneeze-free day out. My plan is to drag Signor Lu back to Caorle for a weekend this summer. An added bonus is that Venice is just a short ferry ride away. (We might need a three-day weekend.)