“Streets full of water. Please advise”: Unimpressed Visitors to Venice

Venice throws everything at the visitor – tottering ornate Gothic palazzi, metres of glittering gold mosaic, hours of meandering alleys for the romantic and pompous overpriced cafes for the extravagant. But some visitors remain just a little underwhelmed. Here are some of the greatest Venice cynics. A Moated Imprisonment of a Town Stinking canals, unstable… Read More “Streets full of water. Please advise”: Unimpressed Visitors to Venice

Florence

Con queste genti, e con altre con esse, vid’ io Fiorenza in sì fatto riposo, che non avea cagione onde piangesse. With all these families, and others with them, Florence beheld I in so great repose, That no occasion had she whence to weep; Dante. Paradiso, XVI (Translation by Longfellow)