#90 Hidden beauties/2

Venice - hidden courtyard near St. Mark's square, black and white landscape picture
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• September; likely, the busiest month in town. Sorry, definitely……… I walk surrounded by an endless and noisy multitude of tourists, feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, mumbling how bad it is and how worse it can get year after year. Few … Continue reading

#87 Here comes the fun!

Venice - couple in carnival costume in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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• Like every year we have entered the most intense and exciting days of the Venetian carnival; this week, masks and costumes will be the undisputed stars and, at least for a while, everyone will be able to put aside … Continue reading

#85 Movida (the Venetian way)

Venice - stacked chairs outside a cafe in S. Margherita square, color landscape photo
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• Like many other cities of this beginning of the 21st century, Venice too has its (sort of) nightlife district, for which the center of gravity is Campo S. Margherita, a large and irregularly shaped square located not far from the … Continue reading

#84 The (most) amazing waterway

Venice - waterbus in Grand Canal at dawn, color landscape photo
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• Grand Canal (“Canalazzo” as locals call it since ever) has always been, from the earliest centuries of the venetian republic, the city’s main waterway and, beyond that, the most important and coveted stage for the most influential and powerful … Continue reading

#83 A fragile beauty

Venice - moored gondolas reflect on the water, landscape color photo
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• What to say about the gondola that has not already been said for the millionth time? Too bad, the latest news related to this intriguing boat are not the ones you’d like to hear. Obviously, the root of the … Continue reading

#82 Stardust memories

Venice - newstand at Ponte dell'Accademia, black and white landscape photo
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• As the opening of Venice Film Festival gets more and more closer, with its usual corollary of gossip about movies and celebrities, memories of my adolescence related to this event resurface and become sharper day after day. I remember … Continue reading

#81 Ponte di Rialto

Venice - tourists on waterbus approaching Rialto Bridge, black and white landscape photo
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• Compared to the centuries-old history of Venice, Rialto Bridge can be considered one of the youngest symbols, though perhaps the most famous. What is today one of the most well known landmarks in the world, was born as a … Continue reading

#80 The heart of the power

Venice - Ca Foscari palace in Grand Canal at sunset, color landscape photo
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• Cà Foscari (last at right), the palace of the Foscari family, one of the oldest and most prestigious families of the history of Venice, a forge of doges and leading (and controversial as well) political figures of the Venetian Republic … Continue reading

#79 A frenzy of colors

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• A legend just as well accepted as little verified, explains the vivid colouration of Burano houses with the need for local fishermen in past times to be able to spot their own home even in foggy or rainy days, … Continue reading