Although the Baroque adventure spans all over Europe, the "capital" cities of such style are alla in Italy: Noto in Sicily, Lecce in Apulia and Torino in Piedmont. The architectural features are pretty much the same in all these places where the so called "grandeur" was the guideline to impress the visitors.
I am spending my weekends roaming around on the Alps, the hillside of Langhe, Monferrato and Roearo, the Lake district and many other places I have always underestimated or neglected.
On my last day in Venice I covered Sestiere Cannaregio and, again, Sestiere Castello. Cannaregio is probably the biggest city district in Venice, covering an area spanning from the Train Station to Rialto Bridge and beyond, on the left side of the Grand Canal.
My second "off the beaten path" tour of Venice took me to Sestriere Dorsoduro, Sestiere San Polo and Sestiere Santa Croce, the 3 city districts on the right side of the Grand Canal.
I took another day off and went back to the Lake District of Northern Piedmont. But this time I went to Lake Maggiore. If Lake Orta is the most romantic lake, the word I can use to better describe Lake Maggiore is: beautiful.