I first met Venice when I was a child and we immediately felt in love. When you are a little kid you just love her because you can feed pigeons in Piazza San Marco, play in narrow calli and massive churches, hide behind an altar without knowing the immense artistic importance of the painting on it, run everywhere without caring about cars and traffic, ask an ice-crem and say ‘papi lo passa a pagare dopo (dad will pay you later)’.
Growing up I stated discovering the individuality of Venice as city made of beauty, her glorious past, unchanged life, unchangeable spirit and I decided I wanted to dedicate my time and my to her. So I started to study her history, art and traditions and to spend as much time as possible with her. The discovery of Venice is something you can’t achieve in a life time so I’m continuing my Venice journey from my new home in London.
In the meantime I want to share what I know and everything new I will learn about Venice with anyone wishing to read.
The itineraries have been designed to let you discover Venice in few days. Of course an entire life would not be enough to discover all the places of this magic city, but an entire life journey is a privilege of few. So in the next pages you’ll find things about the places I love most, the paintings I care more about and some of the stories which are more significant to me. I hope it will help you to make your trip unforgettable because Venice is amazing, but not easy.