It was a much cooler and much rainier May than is usual for Italy. But Venice is imbued with such a wonderful atmosphere when it rains, and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering the wet city streets armed with my umbrella and my camera.
One day, I was caught in a heavy downpour under the awning of a cafe. The owner graciously invited me in for a free espresso to wait out the rain. Thank you Italy for such a lovely time.