Venice – December 2016

4 December 2015

The midnight landing at Marco Polo Airport is over, all public counters of the water taxis are closed, an Alilaguna private taxi takes me to San Marco Vallaresso station, the walk to Pallazzo del Giglio almost ghostly. Check-in time 1.45 am, but some glasses of an Italian red wine are now almost obligatory, because it can not be as expensive as the private taxi. Many very early mornings with the camera, but also night walks await me. How different it is now, in contrast to a visit in May. It is quiet, serene, often mystical, the Cemeterio San Michele intensifies this feeling, the Teatro de la Fenice has been completely restored and no other espresso tastes as great as the El Forte espresso from the Torrefazione roastery in Cannaregio. Before that, Friulian gnocchi with fresh, light white wine and Tintoretto’s supper in the San Polo church does the trick – what masters of art worked here!