I managed to find 3 itineraries that took me out of the beaten routes or, at least, out of the most crowded areas, to find highlights, stories and attractions that made my visit more comfortable, pleasant and definitely more interesting.
There will come a time when Venice will sink into the water of the Adriatic sea. Despite being a city conceived to float on the lagoon and built on wooden poles that pierce the seabed, it has always been theatened by high tides since it was established.
I just came back from from Venice and still need to check the 3000 pictures I took. Before I post about it I just want to share a picture of one of the very few gondolas i saw along the canals, during the week end...
If one wanted to go to the sepulchres of the most famous Venetian painters he would realize that the burials of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese are located inside real and unparalleled chests of art, far from the spots where massive tourism usually go.
In 1949 the city of Venice hosted an impressive exhibition about the late Renaissant painter Giovanni Bellini. To honour such a big personality the owner of the famous Harry’s Bar of Venice named Giuseppe Cipriani, created a new cocktail aiming at reproducing the sweet pastel shades of the painter’s palette.
Summer is approaching and, although some social distancing will still be necessary, the Italians will re-start one of their most pleasant traditions: the “Aperitivo”. It is tipically Italian, although it is nowadays pretty common in several Countries around the world, especially in the Mediterranean sea. It’s a simple way to spare some time with our dearest friends, our work mates, our families, sharing a drink and some snacks before having lunch or dinner.