#22 Boys in the square

Venice - Boys playing with pigeons in St. Mark's square, color photo
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• Spring is a very good time for visiting Venice; days get longer, air is crisp and clean and, although squares and streets begin to crowd, the frenzy of tourism has not started yet. It’s also the typical time of … Continue reading

#20 Beauty from a theft

Venice - St. Mark's Basilica domes, black and white photo
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• I will better explain the title of this post……In a city literally packed with beauties, the Basilica of St. Mark stands apart as an absolute masterpiece. Few people, however, know the story behind the origins of such a marvelous … Continue reading

#19 Spring has sprung !

Venice-restaurant table set along the edge of a canal, landscape color photo
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• Spring has begun here in Venice too, sunny days and mild temperatures are the rule of these last days; it’s not very easy to express the idea of this season in a city where trees and plants are just … Continue reading

#18 Cafè Lavena

Venice - Caffè Lavena in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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• St Mark’s square is the center of the city since ever, and the cafes overlooking the square used to be its beating heart. They are now mainly a tourist attraction (locals gather in other places) but in the past … Continue reading

#17 A solitary walker

Venice - somewhere in sestiere of S. Polo, color landscape photo
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One of the things I do like of Venice is that it is a quiet place. Most of us are used to the noise and confusion that are common to almost every city (mostly due to vehicles traffic); if you … Continue reading

#16 S. Giorgio Maggiore

Venice-A view of S. Giorgio Maggiore island, black & white landscape photo
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An unusual view of St. Giorgio Maggiore island with its church designed by Andrea Palladio. The boat in forefront is one of the several vessels run by the public transportation service, ACTV, which sails across the lagoon and connect the … Continue reading

#15 A drink and a chat

Venice-couple chatting at the cafè during Carnival, color landscape photo
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On the contrary of my previous entry (#14), this one is much more about the way the venetians live carnival experience in their own city. While most of the tourists and visitors gather in St. Mark’s, Rialto or other reknown … Continue reading

#14 Kiss me, Casanova

Venice-couple in carnival costume kissing in St. Mark's square, color portrait photo
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In fact, I took this picture at Carnival 2010, but I do like it so much that, well, I thought it wasn’t such a bad idea to add it to the blog for this year as well. Believe it or … Continue reading

#13 A bright winter sunset

Venice-color landscape photo of Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront at sunset
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It’s not quite usual for Venice, but it happens sometime in winter to have days when the light is particularly bright and crisp. When the “bora”, the north-east wind, blows from Trieste, its chilly and dry air cleans the sky … Continue reading

#12 Ghost of the rider

Venice - Man in white carnival costume in St. Mark's Square, black & white landscape photo
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When I framed this man wandering in the middle of the crowd in his beautiful 18th century style white costume, I really had a vision like of a phantom going around unseen and unfelt by all the festive people around … Continue reading

#11 Going home

Venice - St. Mark's Basin at night viewed from motor boat, color landscape photo
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A shot of St. Mark’s waterfront taken from the vaporetto that’s taking me home at Lido. Going home after a long but exciting day spent at the Carnival. The crowd today was crazy (as always on Sundays) and so was the … Continue reading