10. GO YOUR OWN WAY
Thousands of tourists. Tourists in Piazza San Marco, tourists on the Rialto Bridge. Here’s my first piece of advice: don’t follow them, don’t go straight to visit these places – they are indeed beautiful and you must see them, but not now, just get to know the city first. Get lost through the alleyways and little squares – if you don’t speak Italian you may not notice it, but the streets in Venice aren’t called what the rest of Italy would call them, instead Venetian dialect is very reminiscent of Spanish; only bridges are properly called ponti. But then again, Venice is a unique city and it must distinguish itself, so there are 435 bridges in all!
Focus on the details, listen to the echoes and maybe you’ll hear Vivaldi’s violin playing as you enter a portico (sotoportego in Venetian) and find yourself in a courtyard.
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