A Romance called Venice

March 24th, 2012

(First appeared in Jet Wings, March 2012)


When you are in Venice, you have two choices. You can follow the beaten track – becoming a Boy Scout once again and following the tour guideā€™s flag to hear what happened to the missing left toe of the lion, to the far right of the fresco on the church wall. Or, experience that tourist-friendly city by hitting its cobble-stoned lanes, armed with the excellent Easymap (with Easyguide, from Venice Tourist Board) and a daily pass for the vaporetto (waterbus).

Venice is ideal for the latter choice. Here is why:

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