Venice in December

Venice is a very special place. It’s not very big, so you can get a feel for it in about 3-4 days. Be prepared to walk a lot and stay away from the tourist masses. Spend at least one, preferably two, late afternoons/early evenings on Riva degli Schiavoni and at the Piazza San Marco.

There is not very much night life in Venice and the streets are generally not very interesting at night, so once it gets dark, grab something to eat (stay away from the tourist areas), clean your gear, go to bed early and get up early.

Venice is very rich in architectural settings, so carrying a tripod is recommended over a bean-bag. On the other hand, the city is very full of people, so take the smallest one you have.

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Boji and I were in Venice during the last three days of 2012. Boji took the image of the Alps just after sunrise shown in our previous post during our flight to Venice.

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