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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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Siracusa - Ortigia Waterfront

My Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Part 1)

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

Also this year is about to end. I looked back at my 2018 images and chose the 10 that I like the most. Here are the first 5. Taken all in Sicily. And it is no coincidence that in 4 of these photos you can see the sea. In fact, in these short and cold winter days most of all I miss the sea… and the sun on my skin.

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Autumn colors at the Rhine Falls

So far, the autumn in Switzerland is giving us a sunny day after another rewarding us with a pleasant extension of the summer. Nevertheless the leaves on the trees are taking the typical autumn colors at the right time. Yellow, orange and brown are now prevailing in the vegetation.

I took advantage of the nice weather to visit the Rhine Falls. Once more. This waterfalls are the largest in Europe. Although, at present, good weather time has reduced a lot of the flow of the Rhine River, the Rhine Falls are still impressive. Read more

Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier Zürich Storchen

Zürich Storchen is the most picturesque and iconic landing stage on the Limmat river. Here, from spring to fall, stop the boats of the Limmat River Cruise. On the other side of the river there is the Old Town of Zurich with a row of quaint historic buildings and the Gothic bell towers of the Grossmünster. Read more