"So now, thank God, Venice is no longer a mere word to me, an empty name, a state of mind which has so often alarmed me who am the mortal enemy to mere words".So wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in the late 1700's in his travel diary which is now published as a book called "Italian Journey". I had loaned this book from the library months before we left for Italy and it struck me how travelers from the world over through the centuries have been drawn to Venice. And one can see why. It is just magnificent.
I mainly walked about on the Cannaregio and San Polo districts, away from San Marco. It was beautiful at every turn!
|Caught in the act! An Italian boy decoding a lock!|
|Venezian rush hour|
|Local life in the San Polo neighborhood|