London, United Kingdom Travel 16 Feb 2022
I am passionate about Venice having been there over twenty times and am keen to tell tourists how to avoid their own kind and how best to enjoy the city away from the ‘yellow line’ from the station via the Rialto to St. Marco as well as to vary the expanse to escape claustrophobia. For example, don’t got up the campanile in the main piazza but try the one at St. Giorgio Maggiore. I defy anyone who enters, be it by train, bus or boat not to be transfixed by the sudden cinematic entry into a foregone world on arrival. No cars, just boats, water and imposingly beautiful buildings. Discover about Michelangelo three year stay on the Giudecca and visit the only gondola yard left. Watch the Venetians go about their daily lives, seafaring, garrulous and gesticulative. Here the statues on top of the churches seem to commune aetherially with each other while the islands of the Lido, Murano, Burano and Torcello lend a true perspective on the outer lagoon.