Venice today is struggling with very low water (acqua bassa). Quite a different problem from acqua alta (the high water). Here’s Murano on a day where the canals were spilling onto the sidewalks.
Today Doug is conducting a tour of Murano with our friend Leah from www.leahtravels.com. Follow her excellent photography on her Instagram! Tomorrow: Burano and Torcello. Leah has an excellent eye for all things travel related and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with this week in Venice.
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If you land at Venice Marco Polo, it’s a quick, fun vaporetto ride across the lagoon to get to Venice proper, but if you’re coming by train, this is the glorious view you’ll enjoy on the way in. It seems your train is quietly levitating over the lagoon as La Serenissima comes into view.
The anticipation builds like crazy, you can smell the sea and see the Alps off in the distance on a clear day, and then the train arrives in Venice and your adventure begins!
A quick peek at what it looks like when you hop off the vaporetto and walk past some of the restaurants and glass shops that line the sidewalk and canal. As much as I love watching travel shows on TV and seeing canned professional shots executed from afar, these brief, more personal shots our clients captured are way more intimate and give you a better feel for what it’s really like.
Doug, at 70, often walks fast enough in Italy to exhaust people half his age. We should all be so lucky to be that spry and healthy into our senior years (fear not, if you’re tired, he’ll give you time to rest…we’ve had clients into their 90s able to do our Italy tours). Here’s a quick peek at the Venice we love–away from the beaten path and onto the doorstep of the Jesuits (you can see their basilica in the backdrop on the right). One of my favorite corners of Venice, and where you can pick up a vaporetto to Murano, Torcello, and Burano.
Your morning artistry. We love sharing this with clients.