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There’s not much I can add to what has already been documented and enthused over about the place we visited last weekend on a celebratory city break. And anyway, as I’m feeling inordinately lazy and undisciplined at the moment, I thought a few snaps might suffice.

Well, snaps and  some quotations I’ve come across from various people that I reckon sum it up pretty well.

It’s definitely somewhere to visit at least once in a lifetime: it’s magical, surprising, expensive and indulgent. If you go, enjoy to the full.

Fino ad allora…


“In the winter, imageVenice is like an abandoned theatre. The play is finished, but the echoes remain.”

(Arbit Blatas, sculptor and painter) 




“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is — Venice is better.”

(Fran Lebowitz, author)






 “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

(Truman Capote, author)


(…or even this wonderful asparagus, seen at the Rialto market).


“Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.”  (Henry James, author)


“Streets flooded. Please advise.”
(Robert Benchley,
 journalist and humourist)




image The Grand Canal
image And of course, a selection of Venetian glass beads

So when will you be booking your tickets?

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