Antonio Violi

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Places worth visiting

Discovering Ragusa Ibla

I like historic towns. Places where you can go back in time. Ragusa Ibla is one of these. Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, Ragusa Ibla is the oldest district of the city of Ragusa. Medieval alleys, Baroque churches and palaces: walking Ragusa Ibla was like visiting an open-air museum.

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Venice – Acqua Alta

“Acqua alta (pronounced [ˈakkwa ˈalta]; Italian for “high water”) is the term used in Veneto for the exceptional tide peaks that occur periodically in the northern Adriatic Sea. The peaks reach their maximum in the Venetian Lagoon, where they cause partial flooding of VeniceWikipedia

I visited Venice, Italy, in late November and I could witness the phenomenon of acqua alta (high water), typical in autumn. The flooding was modest and only on St. Mark’s square, the lower area of the city.

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Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice, Italy

My Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Part 2)

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life.” – Laozi


Here is Part 2 of my 10 favorite photos of 2018. Seeing them together, I notice that in all the pictures there is water. This time not the sea (see Part 1) but rivers, lake and the canals of Venice. If I were accustomed to introspection probably I should ask myself why, in my favorite pictures, there is always water… Ah, it could be a good resolution for 2019.

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