Pioggia, ombrelli e stivali di gomma

I don’t think there is a better city to be caught in a downpour or even a light drizzle for that matter. It can be pretty frustrating rushing to a lecture dodging tourists’ umbrellas for fear of losing an eye or two. However, Venice in the mist and rain is beautifully romantic. The whole city glistens. Between October and December Venice experiences some its wettest days. Wellies become a wardrobe staple, giving protection from the high waters and a little satisfaction as you can splash in the water, unrestricted by the elevated boards.

The rain was worth braving to visit the Santa Maria della Salute on 21 November. A temporary bridge is constructed every year, allowing church goers to cross the Grand Canal.

Wet Venetians make there way to the Santa Maria della Salute on 21 November to celebrate Festa della Salute.

We all agreed it was madness to sit in a gondola in the rain, but I guess if you’ve only got a day and you’re happy to get a little wet to experience this unique experience, then fair enough! Look closely and you can see that the raincoat clad gondelier is Giorgia Boscola, the first female of her profession.

Wading through the aqua alta; getting a little wet is very much part of Venetian life. Planks allow much of the high water to be avoided. However, wellies or stivali di gomma are always a wise fashion choice!



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4 responses to “Pioggia, ombrelli e stivali di gomma

  1. when I think of Venice, I picture sunshine and gondolas and old buildings… Now I have a new view…

  2. Even in the rain and drizzle it looks lovely, you’ve just got to make sure you stay warm with lots of coffee and hot chocolate 🙂

  3. MMcElhill

    I love your picture at the top of everyone with their umbrellas out. The people are the subject with the buildings of Venice as the background. I don’t think I ever looked at it that way when I was there.

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