#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

#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