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Lake Iseo seen from Monte Isola island, Lombardy, Italy

Exploring Monte Isola

Monte Isola in Italian means mountain island. Little imagination: in fact it is a mountain in the middle of a lake, Lake Iseo, Italy.

Easy to reach by ferry, on the island is allowed to circulate only by bike and moped. The weather was nice and I enjoyed exploring Monte Isola by walking the many roads and trails on the island.

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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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Motorboat of Carabinieri (Police), Venice, Italy

Venice – Not Only Gondolas

In Venice, Italy, I enjoyed exploring the less touristy areas. Where the gondolas are rare. It is there that one understands the uniqueness of this city. All that in other cities is on wheels in Venice is on water: taxis, buses, freight transport, garbage collection, police…

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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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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