There is no better way to see Venezia than wandering around aimlessly.
A number of years ago, while providing my daughter a grand tour of Italy after graduating from high school, we found ourselves in a small campo right on the Canale Grande called Campiello del Remer. At its center was a sealed ancient pozzo – fresh water well. Ascending on two walls is a grand external stairway to the entrance of Palazzo Lion Morosini – now a hotel. Beside the stairway and grand view up and down the Canale Grande, what caught my eye was a weathered sculpture on the base newel post of a rather sad looking lion guarding the stairs.
Is he sad or just dozing on duty…
Photographs from my book “Momenti Italiani“
All Photographs Are © Marco Zecchin