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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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Gondolas moored in front of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Venice – Gondolas

Thinking of Venice, Italy, one automatically thinks of Gondolas and Gondoliers. As a child I really thought that the Venetians would go to work, to school or go shopping on a Gondola. They probably did so in the past. Today the Venetians move on foot or by Vaporetto (Waterbus). On the Gondolas there are only tourists. Unthinkable to visit Venice without a City Tour on a Gondola and sharing photos on Instagram.

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