#77 Hidden beauties

Venice - garden in bloom in sestiere of S. Croce, color landscape photo
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• When I get tired of the endless crowds of visitors and tourists who throng the most popular spots, I often start to wander into less frequented areas of the city; as for a spell, alleys turn suddenly empty and … Continue reading

#76 Pigeons vs. tourists/2

Venice - tourists photographed with pigeons in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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• Every time I’m around Piazza San Marco, I can’t avoid to be intrigued by the many tourists who want to be photographed with pigeons roosting on them. It really seems that of all the things to be seen and … Continue reading

#75 A mirage, long awaited

Venice - city skyline in the morning haze, color landscape photo
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• A thin indefinite strip of palaces in the distance, magically floating on the waters on a morning mist. This is, more or less, the same stunning scenario that for several centuries welcomed travelers arriving in Venice after a long … Continue reading

#74 A dream come true

Venice - newlyweds from Asia take a walk in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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• For this couple of newlyweds from Asia, a gray and dull day without sunshine can turn, as for the wizardry of a fairy tale, into the most beautiful and unforgettable day of their life at the precise moment they … Continue reading

#73 Wind and rain

Venice - quay of Riva S. Biagio at night, color landscape photo
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On a night of wind and rain, staring at the moon on the way back home. ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com

#72 Big ships, bigger brawls

Venice - a cruising vessel enters into Venice harbor, color landscape photo
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• As soon as the cruise season reopens, a separate, and even more flammable, chapter in the broader debate on tourism in Venice, regains popularity: the access to the harbor for large cruise ships. It is undeniable that the entry … Continue reading

#71 One of a kind open-air lounge

Venice - S. Mark's Basilica facade on a bright late winter morning, black and white landscape photo
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• On one of those first sunny days of late winter, when the sun slowly starts again to warm up, the square immediately resumes its best-known aspect of an amazing and unique open-air lounge. All cafes get suddenly busy with … Continue reading

#70 Pure simple happiness

Venice - boy in carnival costume in Campo S. Giovanni e Paolo, color landscape photo
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• One last carnival photo before I go back to shoot everyday life in Venice. A child runs happily in his eighteenth-century young nobleman costume, his red cloak merrily shines in the sun of a bright February day. No one … Continue reading

#69 Campo S. Margherita

Venice - big tree in Campo S. Margherita, black and white landscape photo
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• It’s not easy to find trees in Venice squares, all available space is paved and plants have no way to expand their roots. This one photographed in backlight on a sunny winter morning is located in Campo S. Margherita, … Continue reading

#68 The Doge of Venice

Venice - man dressed in doge's costume for Carnival, color landscape photo
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• What struck me about this mask is the amazing verisimilitude of the character; his profile, his attitude, his glance make this man really looking like an ancient Doge of Venice of past centuries. ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com

#67 Locals and carnival

Venice - Venetian resident in carnival costume waiting for waterbus, color landscape photo
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• The attitude of venetians towards the carnival is very diverse; many of them, irritated by the huge crowd that invades the city for days, move out of town and don’t come back until the frenzy vanishes and the city … Continue reading