On returning to Venice ….

In early September we will return to Venice for another three days, staying at the same delightful hotel we chose last time, Ca’ Angeli, on the Grand Canal.  I like to research places on our route and how best to use our time, and as luck would have it, I came across a beautiful and informative blog, La Venessiana, which has utterly refuelled my desire to … Continue reading On returning to Venice ….

Venice – of dams and cruise ships…

I am happy to admit that I am in love with Venice. I don’t think I have ever felt so overwhelmed (in a good way) by any other place I have visited. Before I arrived in Venice, I read widely, both fiction, and non-fiction so that I could acquaint myself with the city’s main attractions, the Venetian people, the culture, and of course the problems facing Venice, especially to … Continue reading Venice – of dams and cruise ships…

The allure of Venice – in the words of another …

If you have been following my blog, you will be aware of the impact that the city of Venice had on me during our first visit there last year – ever since, I have struggled to describe the indelible impression it made on me. I have been able to produce only single adjectives – breathtaking, beautiful, colourful, stunning but nothing that truly describes it. By … Continue reading The allure of Venice – in the words of another …

My Venetian obsession explained – somewhat…..

For those of you who read my blog, you will know that I have fallen in love with Venice. I have posted photos and tried to explain what it is about that wonderful city that is so attractive. If you take a look at this stunning video by Jan Oeding, it might help to explain my obsession…..it captures so well how Venice felt for me … thanks … Continue reading My Venetian obsession explained – somewhat…..

Venice – wringing wet….

Sadly, Venice is looking somewhat damper now than it was in June…. We were lucky enough to be there in the most wondeful weather, but now severe flooding has hit the city, and it makes for a rather miserable scene. Flooding appears to be something Venetians are used to but perhaps not to this extent. I have great sympathy for those having to clean up in the … Continue reading Venice – wringing wet….

Venice and tourism

My previous post on Venice mentioned issues facing the city – tourism, environment and the economy. If you read my blog you will know that I fell in love with Venice in June, and because it had such an impact on me, I have continued to ponder how that beautiful city deals with the daily huge influx of tourists – people like me! If you have similar concerns, … Continue reading Venice and tourism

And not forgetting Venice…

Books about Venice abound – at the moment I am thoroughly enjoying Marlena de Blasi’s A Thousand Days in Venice, well written, light, but informative, and it has me back in Venice with every page I turn! Of course, it has the added attraction of chronicling a whirlwind romance, but it also gives some fascinating insights into the Venetian way of life. Her account of the psyche of Venetian tradesmen is enlightening! But … Continue reading And not forgetting Venice…