Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wishing I could spend 36 hours in Venice

It has always been a dream of mine to go to Italy and see as many cities there. Venice happens to be one of those cities and this seems like a great way to see this magical city. Hopefully I will get there one day and the sooner the better.

36 Hours in Venice

Photographs by Pigi Cipelli for The New York Times
Sunset from the Rialto Brid
Published: December 3, 2006

Correction Appended

SINCE a fire brought down the Fenice opera house 10 years ago, Venice has suffered from crumbling palazzos, rising tides and its worst publicity since Napolean rode through town. But that’s all changing. “The hackneyed image of Venice as a drowning city isn’t entirely accurate,” said Andrea di Robilant, author of “A Venetian Affair,” a novel based on a scandalous 18th-century romance. “Lately, there’s been a resurgence, a great influx of artists, actors and creative people.” In other words, those droves that left the city of the Doges by the boatload are now paddling back, adding oomph to local restaurants, refurbishing hotels and injecting the city with huge doses of design and modernism. Sure, the old Venice is still there, but haven’t you heard? La Fenice has been rebuilt, and the city that everyone said was sinking is in fact on the rise.
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