Cold & Snow

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It was December 2009. On a Saturday morning we decided (some guys met on aNobii, a social community about books, and I) to have a walk around Venice and, why not, get into a vaporetto and have lunch at Mazzorbo, an island of the lagoon.
I had fun, as usual, but it was kind of an adventure… the restaurant was cold and the snow would melt at the sun and instantly freeze. I risked breaking a leg every other step.

Though cold and windy, the view and experience itself was spectacular: even when it snows in Venice, it’s never so cold that it stays for long. My granpa told me about a frozen lagoon back in 1930s or the highest water ever registered in 1966, but they were just isolated phenomena. Usually the winter weather consists in fog, cold, rain and wind. 6 Months a year. I’m staying just because I love Venice too much not to live close to her. Take a look.

A snow-covered boat and some ice floating

Venice High water to deal with as well…damn it!VeniceMazzorbo island MazzorboMazzorbo MazzorboA chilly lagoon

Immagine 128 Immagine 133 Immagine 134 Immagine 135 Immagine 136 Immagine 137Torcello Island

Immagine 139The Devil’s Bridge
Immagine 142The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

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Attila’s throne Immagine 144Church of Santa Fosca Immagine 145Immagine 150

A well-deserved hot chocolate at Locanda Cipriani

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