I loved growing up in Italy and so my throwback today takes us back to my family’s first tour in southern Europe in the early nineties. This photograph is from our first trip to the Venice, located in the marshy Venetian lagoon in northeastern Italy. It was a special mother-daughter weekend getaway to see the canals, the Venetian gothic architecture, and beautiful art of Venezia. We fondest memories include feeding the pigeons in Piazza San Marco and riding in a gondola. It was my first trip of several, and I cannot wait to return again.
“Arriving at each new city,
the traveler finds again a past of his
that he did not know he had:
the foreignness of what you no longer are
or no longer possess
lies in wait for you in foreign,
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Q: Have you been to Venice yet?